Great news; The eight puppies found abandoned in a Deeside litter bin have now all found ‘forever homes’
The puppies – three male and five female – were found in a black rubbish bin by children on 6 March on Chester Road East, Queensferry, they were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.
After they were found the puppies were taken into care by RSPCA animal care assistant at Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre, Abbie Griffith, along with RSPCA fosterer Emma Nesfield, who bottled fed them around every two hours.
An RSPCA appeal for information was also launched.
The demanding litter quickly grew and became their own little characters. In April it was then time to find forever homes for them, and following a press appeal, RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre were inundated with adoption requests and the puppies were quickly reserved.
Abbie said she was delighted that all eight puppies – a Mastiff cross breed – have been adopted.
“I thoroughly enjoyed hand rearing the puppies – seeing them so vulnerable at the start and then having the opportunity to watch them go from strength to strength which showed the amazing turn around they had,” she said.
“It was a great feeling and I would definitely not hesitate to do it again.
“Watching them go off to new homes was a bittersweet moment. I’ll always have a place in my heart for these guys. I know that they’re in good homes and I’ll be able to help the next lot of puppies that come through the doors.”
Steve Williams adopted the adorable Brenda. “She loves everyone and everything, she is very well natured,” he said. “She loves making a nuisance for herself but has settled in well.”
Stephen Jones and Sara Evans took home Roxy – who is now named Lady. “She was considered the runt of the litter, but has grown into a loving energetic little puppy that won’t leave my side,” said Stephen.
“I saw the article in the newspaper and it broke my heart, so I knew I had to bring one home with me and give it a chance of a happy life. Sara my partner didn’t need much persuading, so we arranged a visit the day the story was published.”
Nicola Jones has been kept busy by Jonny, who has been renamed Kai. “He is full of beans,” she said. “He loves attention and is spoilt rotten!”
Aled Jones and Jessica Gilmour adopted Tinker – who is known as Lula Tink and even has her own Facebook page.
“She settled in straight away,” said Aled. “We have another dog and they are best friends. She is fabulous – she has bags of character and is extremely friendly. To think of the start she had to where she is now. Both the fosterers Emma and Abbie were fantastic.”
While Spud was adopted by Trevor Evans who takes him to work every day. “He is doing brilliantly,” he said. “He is really confident and he is great with people and other animals.”
Natasha Marsh who adopted Snippet (now named Buddy) said he is doing “absolutely great” and has taken a great interest in gardening and digs holes in their vegetable patch!
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).
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