Two young pups were found abandoned tethered to breeze blocks in a North Wales lay-by, sat in their own urine and faeces, approximately 250 yards from the RSPCA’s Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre, in Upper Colwyn Bay.
A saucepan and plastic bowl filled with water were left with the pups, alongside four water bottles in a blue plastic box. They were found during the morning of 4 July.
The pups are believed to be approximately three to four months old, and appear healthy and in good temperament – though nervous after their ordeal. One is a black, white and tan short-haired male collie, and the other a female black and white, long-haired German shepherd-cross.
RSPCA Cymru is now appealing for information, seeking how the pups came to be abandoned, and by whom. Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the inspectorate appeal line, with calls treated in confidence.
The pups were collected by a member of the public, who monitored them closely at his workplace Llwyn Landscapes, until they were collected by the RSPCA.
Mike Pugh, RSPCA inspector, said: “We’re hugely grateful to Mr Eccleston for looking after these pups, and ensuring they safely made it into RSPCA care after their ordeal.
“It’s so sad someone would think it acceptable to abandon two defenceless pups in a lay-by like this, and we’re eagerly appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
“Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018. It is totally irresponsible to abandon pups in this way.”
Dale Eccleston of Llwyn Landscapes, who found the pups, said: “This was so out of the blue. I was being picked up to work, and my colleague had just spotted these poor pups.
“I’m so passionate about dogs, and it was heartbreaking to see such young pups dumped like this. It seems so needless and unnecessary. They were absolutely petrified, and I’m just so relieved we could help them.
“My boss, Karl Keating, kindly bought them a box of special dog food, and they were looked after by all at Llywyn Landscapes before heading into RSPCA Cymru care.”
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