Update on puppies dumped in a roadside ditch

By Jilly Beattie

Two tiny puppies rescued after being dumped in a roadside ditch are thriving despite their tough start.

Three male pups believed to be a Labrador mix, were found by a couple going for a walk in Co Fermanagh just 10 days ago. They discovered the litter mates lying under plastic bags and rubbing on a roadside near their home and after seeking advice, managed to get the pups emergency help from the USPCA.

However a day later one of the dogs passed away, without the strength he needed survive the conditions he had been subjected to after being binned at just a few hours old.

But despite the best vet care, they had to let him slip away knowing juts a few ours of food and love.

Fast asleep, one of the rescued puppies (USPCA)

However his two siblings are alive and well, feeding and sleeping and starting to explore their safe surroundings.

It is expected by next week they will start to open their eyes and even start scrambling to their feet and for now they remain under the care of the veterinary team and their foster family.

We'll take that as a content little smile.. (USPCA)

Colleen Tinnelly, USPCA Development Manager, said: “We’re pleased with the progress the two young pups have made since entering our care 10 days ago.

"Our vet Lorna has done excellent work in helping them thrive – they are feeding well and have grown so much in this short space of time. We look forward to seeing them develop in the weeks ahead.”

The puppies, cosy and safe in their crate in their foster home (USPCA)

The USPCA hope if the puppies continue to thrive, they will become available for rehoming in the future.


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