Puppies QueensferryTHE RSPCA is appealing for information after eight newborn puppies were found by children in Queensferry, Deeside.

The RSPCA was contacted following the shocking discovery on Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside, yesterday [Thursday 6 March] just before 4pm.

The puppies were found in a black rubbish bin by children who called a dog warden from Flintshire County Council who then called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Tim Jones said: “It is totally unnecessary and these puppies could have died if nobody had heard them. They could not be seen in the bin.

“They all appeared to be fine but are very young as some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.”

The puppies – thought to be Staffy cross – have now been taken into care by the RSPCA.

“We are appealing for information to try and find out who abandoned these tiny dogs,” added inspector Jones. Queensferry bin 2

“Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”

Flintshire County Council’s environmental protection manager Scott Rowley added: “Flintshire County Council work hard to ensure that incidences of cruelty and neglect of unwanted puppies is a rarity rather than a regular occurrence within the County and we will work closely with the RSPCA on this case.

“Our Animal and Pest Control Officers actively promote responsible dog ownership and any resident wishing to seek advice can contact our dog warden team on 01352 701234 for further information.”

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