On Friday July 29, 2022, a man discovered at a rest area, near Fryerning in England, no less than 20 puppies crammed into a metal canteen.
The Good Samaritan immediately informed the RSPCA who rushed to the scene Sian Ridleyan investigator, and Enola Evansthe rescue manager.
“When I was told how many canines there were, I actually thought it was a mistake. I couldn’t believe someone had abandoned 20 babies like this”revealed the latter to the Mirror.
The 14 males and 5 females were terrified, and a calf was in distress when rescuers arrived. Despite all the efforts of the veterinarian, she could not be saved.
A brisk investigation
The medical team feared that they had contracted canine parvovirus, but luckily that was not the case. Furthermore, the babies around 6 weeks old were healthy and showed no physical signs of abuse or neglect.
The veterinarian estimates that the puppies come from 2 or even 3 different litters. Some larger specimens would be Cockapoo-Poodle crosses. The smaller ones, meanwhile, would be Jackapoos.
Investigators from the RSPCA therefore think that they would be canids from clandestine breeding and that the males would have been abandoned for their inability to carry life.
A call for witnesses has been launched: “I look forward to hearing from anyone who might know who is behind abandoning these helpless beings in such an irresponsible way. Someone must have come to the parking lot, got them out of the car and left them there. So I want to speak to anyone who saw a suspicious vehicle in the area on Friday”said Sian Ridley.
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The puppies are currently in foster care. They continue their weaning and socialization. They will soon be offered for adoption, vaccinated and identified.