Two puppies who were “left to die” in a pile of rubbish were rescued by the DSPCA this week.
The animal welfare charity received a call on Wednesday that the two tiny pooches – now named Pan and Crumb – were found in a box on a pile of rubbish. Sharing the heartbreaking story on social media, the DSPCA said the eight week old pups were “purposely placed there and left to die”.
The duo were brought back to the shelter where they both tested positive for parvovirus. The contagious virus can be fatal for dogs especially puppies “so young and vulnerable”.
The DSPCA said: “They are both being treated with medication and we can only hope that they make a full recovery. We have a very special foster lined up to care for them as soon as our veterinary team feel it’s safe for them to leave the shelter.
“A nice warm and loving home is where they should have always been, not thrown away like pieces of rubbish.”
The organisation also thanked the person who found the dogs and rang them. “Thank you to the finder for hearing their cries, they may not have made have made it through the night without you,” they said.
“Life is so precious and to think that someone thought their lives meant absolutely nothing is unforgivable.”