Appeal for information as puppies abandoned with umbilical cords attached

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The RSPCA is appealing for information five tiny puppies were found abandoned in a box at a rugby ground in London. They were very vulnerable, with their eyes still closed and their umbilical cords still attached.

RSPCA inspector David Waite went to collect the pups, who were found by a dog walker in Cockfosters. He said, “The five little puppies were inside a newspaper-lined cardboard box snuggled together in blue and pink blankets. The box had been dumped by stands at Saracens Amateur RFC, on Bramley Sports Ground.

“They are very young and still had their eyes closed and their umbilical cords attached. They were incredibly vulnerable so it’s lucky that this walker came across them and called for help.”

The RSPCA has seen a 24% increase in animals being abandoned in 2022 compared to the previous year

David rushed the puppies – thought to be just a few days old – to the RSPCA’s team at Finsbury Park Animal Hospital where they’re now receiving round-the-clock care and are being hand-reared.

The RSPCA has seen a 24% increase in animals being abandoned in 2022 compared to the previous year, and the charity’s rescue teams believe it’s due to the cost of living crisis impacting pet owners.

David said, “Our Animal Kindness Index found 78% of owners admitted that they were worried the cost of living crisis would impact their pets. And, sadly, we’re starting to see the results of rising costs on pet owners. More animals are coming into our care, more animals are being abandoned, and fewer animals are being rehomed.”

“Anyone with information should call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018”

He added, “I fear, in this case, that this was an unplanned litter and that the owners panicked when faced with the prospect of feeding and caring for five tiny lives. However, it’s completely irresponsible to abandon these vulnerable puppies like this and we’d like to hear from anyone who knows where they might have come from.

“Anyone with information should call our appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. That’s absolutely disgusting, what about the mother I hope she is being cared for.
    So glad someone at least found them before they perished in the cold.

    • The mother would have fed these pups for around a month giving time for the person to get help. The mother would take more care unless the mother is dead. Still no excuse. The courts should stop giving monetary fine start banning for life, give prison sentences and place on a register.

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