AN abandoned dog will have to have its eyes removed after it was left for so long without proper medical attention.

Officers from the SSCPA were called to Newton Mearns after a concerned member of the public found the female Shih Tzu in a “bad way” last Tuesday, September 7.

The pooch, who is thought to be around 13-years-old, was taken to the Scottish SPCA’s rehoming centre in Glasgow, to receive emergency care.

Sadly, due to the severity of her condition, Scottish SPCA chief inspector, Laura McIntyre, believes the dog will need to have her eyes surgically removed.

“We were called by a concerned member of the public who found the female Shih Tzu and was worried about her condition,” she told the Barrhead News.

“This poor dog was in a bad way when we arrived. Her eyes were crusted shut and needed immediate veterinary attention.

“Sadly, she had been left without medical treatment for so long that her eyes were damaged beyond repair and it is likely she’ll need to have both eyes surgically removed.

“Although this may sound distressing, blind dogs can go on to have just as good a quality of life as their sighted counterparts and, most importantly of all, she won’t be suffering and in pain any longer.”

Chief Inspector McIntyre is keen to find out how the dog got into the condition that she is in.

She said: “We’re keen to find out how the dog came to be in this condition and why she was left alone when she was clearly unwell.

“We estimate her to be around 13-years-old. She is chipped but the details are out of date and she was not wearing a collar when she was found.”

If anyone has any information, please call the SSPCA confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.