Abandoned pups given new homes

Head nurse Allyson Cleaver, senior nurse Stacey Villiers and vet nurse Sam Mayhew with the puppies
Head nurse Allyson Cleaver, senior nurse Stacey Villiers and vet nurse Sam Mayhew with the puppies
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Five weeks ago a litter of puppies was abandoned on a doorstep – but after being nurtured by staff at a vets they have made a full recovery and are ready to move into new homes.

A box containing six tiny Staffy-cross puppies was found on the doorstep of Swanspool Vets in London Road, Wellingborough.

At the time the incident shocked staff at the vets, who described it as rare. But the puppies coped well at the vets, despite not being able to feed from their mother.

And after their story appeared in the Evening Telegraph people came forward to adopt them.

Senior veterinary nurse Stacey Villiers has helped look after the puppies at Swanspool Vets over the past five weeks.

She said: “They are doing very well.

“They took to bottle feeding well and they are now eating solid food.

“We had a very good response from people who saw them in the paper. They have all got new homes and they will be going over the next week or two. They will all be staying in the local area.”

She added: “This kind of incident was very rare.

“We hadn’t seen it before in 10 years.

“But we are very pleased that it has had a nice outcome.

“If they hadn’t been left with us the outcome could have been very different.”

Anyone struggling to look after their animals can get advice from Swanspool Vets.

To speak to a member of staff call 01933 222145.

Pet owners can also seek advice from the RSPCA by calling 0300 1234 555.