Happy end to 2014 for puppies found dumped at roadside

December 31, 2014
By


 

Seven puppies found dumped at a roadside without food or water have had a happy end to 2014 after quickly being rehomed.

The brown and black mongrel pups were left abandoned in Hardwick Lane, Chertsey, earlier in December and were taken to Battersea Dogs Home in Old Windsor after being discovered by a passer-by.

The seven-week-old dogs were thought to have been bred as Christmas presents but did not sell.

Battersea appealed for new owners to come forward on Monday (December 29).

All of the puppies – named Bauble, Santa, Elf, Tinsel, Garland, Holly and Rudolph – had been rehomed by Wednesday, expect for Elf who was expecting to be picked up by his new family within the following few days.

When they were found the pups were covered in filth but had been cleaned up by staff at the centre.

Battersea’s Old Windsor centre manager, Kaye Mughal, said it was “very obvious they were dumped deliberately”.

“Given the timing we’re worried they were bred as Christmas presents by someone looking to make a quick buck, but when they failed to sell they were disposed of,” she said.

“Dumping animals without food or water near a road could have disastrous consequences, but thankfully a member of the public acted quickly, and they’re now recovering from their ordeal and are looking for new homes.”

Battersea saw an influx of pre-Christmas puppies this year, with 14 arriving and all of them being under the age of 12 weeks.

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/happy-end-2014-puppies-found-8365147


Famous Words of Inspiration...

Tags: