Three puppies dumped in a plastic recycling box in rural woodland were all saved thanks to the keen nose of a passing dog, out for a walk with her owner. Had she not found them and raised the alarm by barking, the young trio may not have survived the night in the freezing January temperatures.
The litter was found in Failand Woods in Bristol on Sunday 8 January. They are Border Collie-cross puppies, two boys and one girl, and they are now safe in the hands of carers at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, where they have been named Tosca, Mabel and Carlos.
After a veterinary check-up and some love and cuddles in a foster home, the puppies will soon be available for rehoming.
A Holly Hedge staff member said on Facebook, "Anyone interested should call in to the sanctuary and fill in an application form; due to the high demand for rescue pups we will select the most suitable homes to meet them and ideally potential owners should be home most of the time and possibly have some knowledge of active dogs."
The centre is also appealing for food and supplies to help care for the new arrivals. Visit its Amazon Wishlist here.
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Featured image via Facebook/Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary