THE eight puppies who were abandoned in a Deeside litter bin are turning into little explorers.

The puppies – three male and five female – were found in a black rubbish bin by children on 6 March on Chester Road East, Queensferry, Deeside just before 4pm. The pups were so young some of them had their umbilical cords still attached.2Puppies Pinker

But despite a traumatic start to life – thanks to care by RSPCA fosterers – the puppies are growing up fast and the charity is now looking to find homes for them. They are now six weeks old and are a Mastiff cross breed.

1Puppies Willow Spud and PinkerRSPCA animal care assistant at Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre Abbie Griffith, along with RSPCA fosterer Emma Nesfield, are caring for the demanding litter. They have been named Brenda, Angelica, Roxy, Johnny, Pinker, Willow, Snippet and Spud.

“I can’t believe how quickly they are developing,” said Emma. “Their eyes opened a few weeks ago, then suddenly they were walking, going to toilet on their own and now they wag their tails and play with each other!

“They have started the weaning process and are growing and changing so much as the weeks go on. They are now little explorers.”

Abbie added: “They’ve all got their own characters and one is so cuddly it’s unreal!

Angelica“Another one is quite the monkey running off with bits of tissue or toys that my dogs have ripped up. They’re going to make fantastic dogs!

“We’re still unsure of the breed so people need to be prepared that they might grow to be very large dogs. They have very mastiff like heads but they’re a bit too small for mastiff puppies.”

If you think you can offer any of these puppies a forever home please get in touch with the Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre on 0300 123 0745 or at brynymaen@rspca.org.uk.

Although the puppies won’t be able to go to any new homes straight away – they can be reserved.

The centre is open between 11am and 4pm everyday, except Wednesdays. Puppies Queensferry

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).