Three tiny, neglected puppies were brought into The Mayhew Animal Home on Boxing Day after being found dumped in a box and left for dead by the side of a road.
The young, defenceless puppies, aged just a few weeks old, were left out in the cold and rain on Boxing Day with only a box for shelter. Discovered in North London, the puppies including one boy and two girls, were abandoned in a state of neglect.
All three puppies were found with a severe lice infection and were covered in flea eggs. The poor little boy unfortunately had alopecia over most of his body and had a severely swollen stomach, which was most likely caused by worms.
Luckily the puppies were found quickly by a Barnet Dog Warden, who took the youngsters home for food and warmth before bringing them to The Mayhew.
Mayhew staff named the girls Sky and Pearl and the little boy has been named Leo. All three puppies were promptly attended to by The Mayhew’s vet team. They were cleaned up, given flea treatments and treatment baths and settled into a quiet kennel with plenty of food, water and warmth to help make them feel safe and secure.
Animal welfare officer at The Mayhew Animal Home, Tania Mazzoni, said: “Since arriving at our kennels Sky, Pearl and Leo perked up a lot, so we had our fingers crossed that they would make a full recovery.
“Unfortunately we see a lot of abandoned animals all year round, and it’s possible that they could have been unsold Christmas puppies and were dumped. Last month we launched our Give A Pet A Chance campaign to try to educate people about responsible pet ownership and thus avoid cases such as this one.”
Pearl and Sky are available now to adopt.