AN appeal for information has been launched after the body of a dog was found at a Fife golf club.

A female tan and white old English bulldog, which is believed to be around a year old, was discovered in a burn at Canmore Golf Club, Dunfermline, on Sunday.

Animal welfare officers with the Scottish SPCA said that she was covered in thick mud when she was found, and was wearing a leather collar and lead.

Images have been supplied by the Scottish SPCA but, due to their distressing nature, we have chosen not to use them.

Scottish SPCA inspector, Robyn Gray, said: "The dog is female and approximately one year old. She was wearing a leather collar and lead with a poo bag holder attached.

"The dog is microchipped but unfortunately the details on the chip were registered to a veterinary practice in Edinburgh. We were able to trace the breeder through these details but sadly not her owner.

"We’re keen to find out how she passed away and came to be in this location. We’d also like to trace her owner so we can inform them of what’s happened to their dog if they are unaware that she’s passed away.

"If anyone recognises this dog or has any information on this incident they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999."