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Abandoned dogs left in metal crate
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of dogs and puppies were abandoned in Hampshire.
Four white adult dogs and five white puppies aged about five to six weeks were dumped in a large plastic cat carrying cage and a metal dog crate.
The Westie cross bitch had a pink and black collar on, and the two Bichion Frise cross bitches had pink collars on.
The trio were in the metal dog crate with no bedding, food or water.
There was another white crossbreed bitch in a large cat carrier, with five white puppies. The mum also had a pink collar on, and there was a red blanket in with them.
The dogs have no obvious health problems and have been taken to the RSPCA’s centre at Ashley Heath.
They were found on Wednesday, August 1 at Lime Kiln Lane in Holbury, Southampton, by teenagers. The youngsters contacted their mum and they took them all home and then contacted the charity.
A spokesman said: “They were found just in a bush - not hidden.
“They could not have been in the cages long as there was no sign of dog faeces or urine in the cages.”
RSPCA inspector Charlie Eyden, who is investigating, said: “It is incredibly sad that someone would choose to simply abandon animals in this way and we are very keen to trace whoever is responsible.
“If anyone recognises these dogs or has information about where they came from I would urge them to contact the RSPCA so we can make sure there are no other animals at risk.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message in confidence for Inspector Eyden.