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Frightening start for five puppies dumped on Dartmoor

Five puppies were handed to a Blue Cross rehoming centre after a passerby stumbled upon the abandoned litter in a layby on Dartmoor.

The Staffordshire bull terrier cross pups, aged about seven weeks old, arrived at our Tiverton centre in Devon over the weekend and are now being cared for by one of our foster carers.

And to celebrate the fast-approaching spooky season, they have all been given Halloween-themed names - Hershey, Pumpkin, Midnight, Boo and Chuckie.  

Boo, Midnight and Hershey will soon be looking for new homes alongside their two other siblings.

Hannah Miell, Rehoming Supervisor at Tiverton rehoming centre, said: “We’re so thankful that these pups were found quickly and that they were all in good health. They’re such a joy to have around and each has their own personality; little Chuckie is the only boy in the group and is the shyest but his sisters are all there to look out for him.

“It’s sad to think that these tiny puppies were just left to fend for themselves on Dartmoor, they’re very lucky indeed to have been handed to us. We urge anyone who isn’t able to look after their pet to contact us at the centre rather than abandoning them in the wild.”

Once they’re old enough the puppies will all be looking for loving new families of their own.

Chuckie and Pumpkin, along with the other pups, are being looked after by a Blue Cross foster carer.