Posted: Wed 11th Mar 2015

Doing just fine – dumped Deeside puppies going from strength to strength

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2015

The eight puppies dumped in a Queensferry bin are doing well thanks to RSPCA.

The RSPCA was contacted about the shocking discovery on Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside last Thursday after school children found the puppies in a black bin.  

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The pups were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.

The puppies – three male and five female – are now in the care of RSPCA fosterers and are being bottle fed around every two hours. It is unknown what breed they are.

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RSPCA animal care assistant at Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre, Abbie Griffith, along with RSPCA fosterer Emma Nesfield, are caring for the demanding litter.

“They seem to be coping really well, so we are really pleased,” said Abbie. “They are growing and changing daily. They are being fed every two and a half to three hours. They were around 200 grams but they have put on weight and are now around 600 grams each.”

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Emma said it has been a tiring but rewarding past week. The puppies don’t yet have their eyes open or hearing.

“You just live your life in two hour blocks,” she said. “They are getting more and more active now and are doing well.” 

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RSPCA inspector Tim Jones, who collected the puppies from the rubbish bin, said the appeal for information still stands.

“Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence,” he said,

“This is just another shocking and unnecessary case of abandonment and animals just being treated as rubbish. If they had not been found they would have died a long and painful death.”

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If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

Pictures: RSPCA

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