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Lurcher pups left abandoned in city park
THEY were found dumped in a cardboard box in a park.
The discovery at Miller’s Pond Nature Reserve was made by a woman out walking her dog on Saturday.
Now the pooches are in the hands of the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Bubb Lane, West End, which is keen to find the playful puppies homes.
The lively mutts are all named after Downton Abbey characters to coincide with the start of the new series, and their names are Cora, Daisy, Edith, Martha, Carson, Earl, Tom, Jimmy and Alfred.
Blue Cross centre manager Lara Alford said: “A lady out walking her dog on Saturday morning saw a tall cardboard box and heard crying coming from within it.
“When she got closer and opened it up, she was shocked to discover the nine puppies inside. We don’t know how long they had been there but they were all very hungry and thirsty.
“We gave them all a good check-up and they seem to be in good health. After a tasty meal they felt much better and are typical bright and bouncy pups.”
The puppies won’t be available for rehoming for two weeks due to vet checks and because of their age. If you are interested in giving one of them a home call 0300 777 1530 or email Southampton@bluecross.org.uk.
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