The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a horse’s head was found in a burn in Bellshill.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted by the police after a member of public found the head on Monday (19 March).
Scottish SPCA Inspector Jack Marshall said: “We can’t be sure of the circumstances surrounding this horse’s death, but if someone has done this as a deliberate act of cruelty then this is sickening.
“The head was found in the burn near the junction between Carnbroe Road and Rosebank Road.
“We’re urging anyone with information to contact our animal helpline in confidence.”
Allowing an animal to be caused unnecessary suffering is an offence and anyone found guilty of doing so can be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.