Six puppies found dumped in woodland near Ashford being nursed back to health by RSPCA
PUBLISHED: 10:46 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 25 September 2017
Investigation now taking place as to who dumped the springer spaniels
Six poorly springer spaniel puppies are being cared for by the RSPCA after they were found dumped in woods near Ashford.
The pups, who are only 10 weeks old, were found by a member of the public huddled on a pile of logs in woods in High Halden last month.
They collected the pups and took them home and contacted the RSPCA.
The puppies are all suffering from sarcoptic mange, also known as fox mange, and they also have bad ear mites.
They will require further treatment for a number of weeks and are currently being cared for at an RSPCA centre.
The puppies, five males and one female, are in good spirits despite their condition and have been called Captain, Morgan, Jack, Daniel, Sammy and Malt.
An RSPCA spokesman, said: “These young pups were dumped in a terrible condition and have hardly any fur and it would have been so uncomfortable and itchy for them, but hopefully we have found it early enough to be able to treat it.
“They are a lovely little litter. It’s very sad that someone just dumped them alone rather than getting them treated at the earliest opportunity.”
RSPCA inspector Ellie Burt added: “I am so glad that these pups are now on the road to recovery, and it was just lucky they were found when they were, who knows what would have happened to them if not. We are grateful to the kind-hearted member of the public who found them and then took them home and called us.
“I am investigating this abandonment and I would urge anyone who may who owned these puppies to contact me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”