Pups desperate for a new home after being dumped in a freezing alleyway

Echo: Pups desperate for a new home after being dumped in a freezing alleyway Pups desperate for a new home after being dumped in a freezing alleyway

A DOG has died after being dumped in an alleyway with her young pups.

The dogs were freezing and suffering from mange when they were discovered by a member of the public on Thursday.

The animals were found in Thurrock and taken to Gemini Kennels, in Hovefields Avenue, Wickford, but the mother could not be saved.

Kennel owner, Michael Knight, is now nursing the two puppies, thought to be Jack Russell crosses, back to health and hopes to find new homes for them as soon as they are well enough.

He said: “The mother was extremely ill and was just beyond saving.

“The puppies’ bellies were swollen to twice the size they should have been because they had not been wormed.

“We will nurse the puppies back to health now, and as soon as they are well enough re-home them.”

Mr Knight said he is growing increasingly concerned about the number of pets being abandoned by irresponsible owners.

He said: “In addition to these, we had four dogs dumped in a field on Boxing Day. It really is horrendous.

“There just seems to be no limit to the number of dogs we are receiving.

“Members of the public need to start taking responsibility for their pets.

“They need to understand dogs are expensive and they are a long-term investment. In many ways it’s like having another member of the family.

“The other thing is, if owners don’t want their dogs to have puppies they need to be spayed of neutered.”

Mr Knight said the puppies can be re-homed together or individually and would suit a family with older children.

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7:23am Wed 8 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

Lets look after the humans first, these mutts look like a mixed breed
Lets look after the humans first, these mutts look like a mixed breed LastLaugh2

10:56am Wed 8 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Humans can generally look after themselves or eachother. Dogs do not deserve to be dumped freezing in an alley (or anywhere else for that matter) and cannot be responsible for themselves. I cannot abide cruelty to animals and thank God for these wonderful charities that look after them.
Humans can generally look after themselves or eachother. Dogs do not deserve to be dumped freezing in an alley (or anywhere else for that matter) and cannot be responsible for themselves. I cannot abide cruelty to animals and thank God for these wonderful charities that look after them. The Stinker Returns

10:58am Wed 8 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Let's get real; put them up for adoption for two months and if no-one wants them then put them down. WE need to spend charity money on more important things in this austerity times - like fooodbanks for humans...
Let's get real; put them up for adoption for two months and if no-one wants them then put them down. WE need to spend charity money on more important things in this austerity times - like fooodbanks for humans... Jack222

7:34pm Wed 8 Jan 14

_Lotus_ says...

It really is unnecessary to be so cruel as just to dump animals nowadays.

If somebody really does not want the pets, just take them to a vets, say you found them, they will know exactly who to contact.
It really is unnecessary to be so cruel as just to dump animals nowadays. If somebody really does not want the pets, just take them to a vets, say you found them, they will know exactly who to contact. _Lotus_

10:45pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Mikkel1 says...

A dog is for LIFE, not just Christmas. If owners CAN'T be bothered to look after them, then don't get one in the first place.

As for the comment about putting them down, put some of the Humans down who so cruelly treat them.

As for the dogs in the photo, I may be wrong, but they look so much like Jack Russell pups to me.
A dog is for LIFE, not just Christmas. If owners CAN'T be bothered to look after them, then don't get one in the first place. As for the comment about putting them down, put some of the Humans down who so cruelly treat them. As for the dogs in the photo, I may be wrong, but they look so much like Jack Russell pups to me. Mikkel1

8:23pm Thu 9 Jan 14

GSXR750 says...

Jack222 - You are clearly a moron and heartless individual. Best you don't comment on this site anymore eh!
Jack222 - You are clearly a moron and heartless individual. Best you don't comment on this site anymore eh! GSXR750

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