A stray dog is recovering after being found bleeding from the head and with a blade in his neck.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted to the Johnston Bull Terrier on Hay Drive, Edinburgh, by a member of the public on January 7.
The dog was bleeding heavily from his head and was taken to the vet where a 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."