Someone Dumped A Cage Of Tiny Puppies All Alone Outside Vet Hospital
The little guys are finally getting the love they need — but people want to find who did this.
A Good Samaritan was driving along a road in London on Tuesday when they suddenly spotted a black metal crate sitting on the side of the road — with six little puppies all crammed together inside. They immediately pulled over and noticed that the puppies had been dumped right near the PDSA Pet Hospital, and quickly rushed the pups inside.
Staffers at the veterinary clinic were shocked that someone could dump young puppies in such a cruel way, and quickly went about cleaning them up and examining them. The 8-week-old puppies were extremely underweight, dirty and infested with fleas and worms. It was incredibly lucky they were found when they were, as they all needed immediate medical attention and may not have lasted very long on their own.
“We cleaned the puppies up, and gave them fluids to rehydrate them as well as vaccinating them and administering flea and worming treatment,” Georgina Roberts, vet nurse team leader at PDSA Pet Hospital, said in a press release. “It’s really sad that these adorable puppies were left abandoned in such a dreadful condition. It reinforces the need for people to get their dogs neutered to prevent unwanted litters.”
While PDSA is not a shelter, the staffers were more than happy to take the puppies in and give them the care they so desperately needed. They then contacted the RSPCA to explain the situation, and someone came to collect the puppies the next day.
“They’re now in our care and are having various health checks before we can move them to private boarding so they can be assessed and then begin their search for new homes,” Nick Wheelhouse, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release.
The puppies — three boys and three girls — have now been named Budd, Charlie, Montague, Chanel, Ella and Vicky by RSPCA staff. The names come from a popular BBC show called “The Bodyguard,” which many staff members at the RSPCA are big fans of.
The puppies were not microchipped and had no ID of any kind, and the RSPCA is now launching an investigation to try and determine where the puppies came from so they can hold whomever dumped them responsible for their actions.
“It’s obviously completely irresponsible to dump these puppies in this way and I’d like to speak to whoever was responsible,” Wheelhouse said. “I’d urge anyone who recognizes the pups, knows where they’ve come from or saw anyone in the area acting suspiciously on Tuesday morning to get in touch with us by calling 0300 123 8018.”