Three adorable but unwanted puppies are being hailed as a new kind of Christmas miracle – after being found in a STABLE.
The abandoned twelve week old crossbreeds were found alive and well amongst the hay and are believed to be one of the first ‘Christmas Casualties’ of the festive season.
Parsnip, Spud and Sprout are now looking for new owners as staff at the Dogs Trust in Newbury, Berks., try to build up their confidence.
Nicki Barrow, Dogs Trust Newbury Rehoming Centre Manager, explained that staff suspect the dogs were bred to fuel the Christmas puppy trade.
She said: “It is truly shocking to see such tiny puppies abandoned in this way, especially so close to Christmas.
“We think that they have been dumped because they weren’t able to be sold in time for Christmas.”
“Dogs Trust looks after hundreds of abandoned and unwanted dogs every year but it still shocks us to think that someone could so heartlessly abandon puppies, without a single thought as to what might happen to them.”
The beautiful pups were shaken and scared when they arrived at the rehoming centre but staff have since given round-the-clock care to try to help them recover from their ordeal.
Nicki added: “This year is the 37th anniversary of Dogs Trust’s iconic slogan ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ and sadly it’s as true today as when it was first coined.
“Every year we see a number of dogs handed into our rehoming centres in the weeks leading up to Christmas, often because they failed to sell in time to be given as presents at Christmas.
“Thankfully, we were able to help these puppies and we hope they will be spending their first Christmas with responsible owners in a loving, stable home.”
If anyone is keen to be the shining star that guides our ‘muttivity’ pups home, contact the Dogs Trust Newbury on 0300 303 0292.