LITTER louts are being urged to clean up their act after a pet pooch suffered painful injuries when she stood on broken glass in an East Renfrewshire park.

Fazila and Adam Dawson noticed 18-month-old golden retriever Willow was bleeding from cuts on both of her front paws after her morning walk went badly wrong.

They immediately took her to a vet, who informed them she would need to be given a general anaesthetic so her wounds could be stitched.

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That has left Fazila and Adam facing a hefty bill that will run into hundreds of pounds.

They believe the broken glass that caused Willow’s cuts was left lying around by teeny tipplers who use Huntly Park, in Giffnock, as a drinking den – and are calling for action to tackle the problem.

Fazila fears that other pets – and possibly children – could end up suffering nasty injuries unless something is done.

She told the Barrhead News: “Willow is the second dog in two weeks who has been injured around the Huntly Park area. She had to be given general anaesthetic and have stitches to help the healing of the wounds and we have since been back a couple of times to the vet for them to make sure she was healing well.

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“It was nearly £300 for the general anaesthetic and her stitches and we are still waiting for the rest of the bills, so it will be probably be close to £400 overall.”

Fazila is calling on East Renfrewshire Council to provide additional bins or signage to encourage people to dispose of their glass bottles and litter properly.

“It is known there is underage drinking in the parks and bottles are being thrown around,” she said. “I’m not saying it’s just kids - it’s adults too.

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“Maybe East Renfrewshire Council could provide more bins or signage to say that, if you’re drinking, please dispose of bottles properly.

“They can’t stop the drinking but they can do something to prevent smashed bottles.”

A council spokesperson said: “It is disappointing to see our public places spoiled by those who drop their litter, especially broken glass, which can be dangerous for both residents and their pets.

“There are public bins located across East Renfrewshire and we would urge residents to ensure their rubbish is disposed of correctly.

“Our staff carry out daily litter collections at a wide range of locations across East Renfrewshire and residents can also report any specific issues via our website.”