Dumped Cockapoo puppies doing well in RSPCA care

Three Cockapoo puppies dumped in Wetherby just over a week ago are said to be doing well in RSPCA care.

The two female pups, Olive and Emmy and male, Gus were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday 6 May.

The puppies were around eight weeks old when they were found and were taken straight to a vets in Leeds, where they were looked after for three days.

When found, the puppies were in a terrible state. RSPCA Inspector, Kris Walker said they were thin, had extensive hair loss and tests revealed that they have sarcoptic mange.

The three Cockapoo’s are now nine weeks old and are being cared for at RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham & Distrct branch animal centre.

“It’s an absolute joy to see them already looking so much better, running around and playing with each other, and generally behaving like puppies should,” said Inspector Walker.

“There is a long way to go before they will be ready for adoption, but the animal centre has already taken a number of calls from people interested in giving them a forever home so the future is definitely looking bright for them.”

Anyone with any information about who they belonged to, or who saw anything they think might help the RSPCA’s investigation, is asked to call the inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Inspector Walker.

He added: “Sarcoptic mange is a very contagious condition that causes a great deal of suffering to the dogs who get it and I am extremely concerned that the puppies’ mum could also have it, and any other dogs at the location too.”

To help the RSPCA continue investigating incidents like this, please visit www.rspca.org.uk