Puppies abandoned in Wheathampstead in need of homes

PUBLISHED: 20:01 13 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

THREE abandoned puppies from the same litter found lost and terrified in separate locations have been brought back to health by the local Blue Cross centre. Late last month a woman contacted the centre in Kimpton to report seeing a black puppy at the side

THREE abandoned puppies from the same litter found lost and terrified in separate locations have been brought back to health by the local Blue Cross centre.

Late last month a woman contacted the centre in Kimpton to report seeing a black puppy at the side of a Wheathampstead country lane, five minutes away from the centre.

Staff couldn't find the little pup when they went out to search for him but later that day a black and tan-coloured puppy was brought into the centre after being discovered near Luton airport, earning him the nickname Pilot.

It was assumed that this was the puppy reported earlier that day, but the description didn't quite match.

And around an hour later a black puppy of the same age matching the description was brought into the Blue Cross after being found in Wheathampstead. He has been nicknamed Woody.

It soon became clear that this was an abandoned litter when a third puppy, nicknamed Bracken, was found cowering in a hedgerow in a lane near the centre the following day.

The puppies were starving when they were found and staff don't believe they would have survived another night. But the siblings are now fighting fit and ready to be re-homed.

A Blue Cross spokesperson said: "Despite their ordeal, the nine week old puppies are now doing well and when they are old enough will begin a new life in a home where they will be loved.

"There is no doubt that without the public bringing them to The Blue Cross and the immediate care they received they would not have survived for much longer. Two of the puppies have since been reunited, but the third is very boisterous so is being kept separate for now."

She added: "Needless to say we ask that struggling pet owners should contact The Blue Cross for help and never ever abandon animals to fend for themselves, especially young and vulnerable pets like this poor litter."

To enquire about re-homing the puppies or any other animals at the centre, as well as becoming one of the many valued supporters of the Blue Cross, contact 01438 832232.

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