The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a stray dog was  stabbed in the neck.

The Johnston Bull Terrier was found bleeding heavily by a member of the public on Hay Drive at 3.40pm on January 9.

Senior inspector John Toule said: “We were alerted to the Johnston Bull Terrier at 3.40pm on Tuesday, January 9.

“After taking the dog to a vet, a blade was discovered lodged deep within the dog’s neck.

“Thankfully, he is in a stable condition and responding well to treatment following surgery.

“We are seeking information regarding the incident and anyone who may have any information is being urged to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”