A dog is being looked after by an animal charity after it was thrown out of a car and abandoned on a busy road.
Jack, a labrador-collie cross, was found in Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, on Tuesday evening.
A member of the public took the dog home and called the Scottish SPCA. She had been told Jack had been thrown out of a car that then drove away.
Jack is being looked after at the Scottish SPCA rehoming centre in Balerno and is said to be in “reasonable” condition.
Vets found a microchip on Jack that revealed he was registered as missing in 2013 and his previous owner, who was from Musselburgh, died last year.
Senior inspector John Toule said: “The lady who called us saw two people, who we understand are students, trying to catch Jack around 8pm and took him home.
“She was told someone had stopped their car on Mayfield Road, thrown Jack out and driven away.
“Although Jack has a microchip, which told us his name, he was registered as missing in 2013 and his previous owner, who was from Musselburgh, sadly passed away last year.
“Unfortunately, we do not have a description of the car or driver. We would urge anyone with information to call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 and are particularly keen to hear from the two people who were trying to help Jack.
“Jack is in reasonable condition though he has no hair on his underside, which is being assessed by a vet.”