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Appeal after stray dog found in Edinburgh with blade embedded in his neck

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A stray dog is recovering after being found bleeding from the head with a knife blade still “lodged deep” in his neck.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after the Johnston Bull Terrier was found on Hay Drive, Edinburgh, by a member of the public on 7 January.

The animal was taken to a vet where the blade was discovered in his neck.

Scottish SPCA senior inspector John Toule said despite his injuries, the dog is in a stable condition following surgery.

He said: “We were alerted to the Johnston Bull Terrier around 8am on January 7.

“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.”

A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for the Scottish SPCA’s treatment of the stray dog.

It had nearly doubled its £500 target on Thursday 17 January after receiving £979 in donations.

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