Box of five-day-old puppies abandoned in garden in Dublin 8 months ago

Box of five-day-old puppies abandoned in garden in Dublin

Sadly, one of the puppies has since passed away.

A box of five-day-old puppies was recently left abandoned in a garden in Dublin.

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A shocked member of the public discovered the abandoned litter of four crossbreed pups in his garden in Finglas, in a cardboard box.

The man immediately brought the tiny siblings to Dogs Trust where it was established by the charity’s veterinary team that they were no more than five days old.

Dogs Trust, is appealing for public support after seeing an influx of surrendered and abandoned dogs, including the box of five-day-old puppies that was recently handed into their rehoming centre in Dublin.

“Puppies of this age are completely and utterly dependant on their mum," Niamh Curran-Kelly, Veterinary and Welfare Manager at Dogs Trust Ireland.

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"Their eyes and ears are closed and they’re unable to toilet themselves or regulate their body temperature, so they wouldn’t have survived much longer their own.

"Thankfully, they got to us in time so we could give them the care they needed, including bottle feeding and toileting them every two hours. Sadly, the smallest of the litter passed away, despite veterinary intervention but unfortunately this is quite common with orphaned puppies.”

The four puppies, who the charity suspect may be Pomeranian crossbreeds, have now been rehomed and are settling into loving homes after their traumatic start to life.

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