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Abandoned puppies have brighter future
9:23am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
THREE puppies thought to be only two weeks old have been rescued after they were found abandoned in a field.
The puppies, which are believed to be Border Collies, were found in a cardboard box in a farmer’s field near Thirsk.
They were brought in to the Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre near Thirsk by the farmer who found them.
Helen Bateman, area manager for Jerry Green, said: “The puppies are in good health given the circumstances but they will need to be hand-reared for another week or so. They are so tiny that their eyes and ears have not yet opened.”
The puppies are currently being cared for by Jerry Green worker Rachel Jagger and her two children, 11-year-old Emily and nine-year-old Charlie, at their home near Thirsk.
The family’s dog Bella, a Jack Russell cross breed, has also taken a starring role in looking after the puppies.
Bella was abandoned when she was a puppy and was adopted by Rachel at eight weeks.
Rachel said: “Having Bella as a surrogate mother will be a great help towards their development during these early weeks of their life.”
The puppies will be ready for re-homing when they reach eight weeks.
To find out about other dogs available for re-homing at Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s North Yorkshire centre, phone 01845 567456.