This tiny puppy is currently being cared for by dedicated staff at the RSPCA's Millbrook shelter in Chobham, after she was found abandoned by some communal bins in Tadworth, Surrey on Tuesday 21 February. She is estimated to be only a few days old, and is being bottle-fed every three hours to build her up. And having been rescued just before severe gales battered the British Isles, she has been named Doris!
RSPCA inspector Liz Wheeler said, ”It is incredible to think someone would dump a dog - but to do it to a poor defenceless puppy that is so vulnerable is just awful - heartless. It’s lucky she was found before Storm Doris rolled in, otherwise who knows what would have happened to her.
“This puppy is so young we’re not even sure what breed she is.
“Luckily the lady that found her took her into the warm, fed her some puppy milk and looked after her until we came to collect her. I dread to think what would’ve happened to her otherwise.”
Thankfully little Doris is going from strength to strength, and it's hoped that eventually she can be rehomed.
Anyone with information about where Doris or where she came from should contact the RSPCA cruelty hotline on 0300 123 4999.
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