A DOG was discovered tied to a tree on a remote cycle path between Alloa and Blairhall at the weekend.

Animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cyclist found the female pooch in Bogside on Saturday, September 9, evening.

Abandoning an animal is an offence, anyone found guilty can expect a ban.

Chief Inspector John Chisholm said: “Thankfully the dog was rescued before she came to any harm.

“She was discovered tied to a tree in a remote area and was very lucky to be found by someone who helped her.

“She’s been named Honey as she doesn’t have a microchip, which since 2016 has been a legal requirement for dogs.

“Honey was found emaciated with overgrown nails, a matted coat and a skin condition.

“We’re urging anyone who recognises Honey to get in touch with any information.”

Anyone who has any information is urged to contact the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.