Dog sniffs out three puppies abandoned in the woods

Dog sniffs out three puppies abandoned in the woods
Dog sniffs out three puppies abandoned in the woods

A pet dog out walking with its owner in the woods managed to sniff out three puppies that had been abandoned.

The little border collie-cross puppies were found in a recycling box in Failand Woods in Bristol.

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The owner of the hero dog took the puppies to the Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, where they are receiving lots of love and attention and have been treated by vets.

Speaking to the Metro, Sarah Schranz, kennel and cattery manager for the charity, said: "All puppies have seen the vet and are in good health, although they did need worming quite badly."

Speaking to ITV News, Sarah added: "It beggars belief that in this day and age, with a rescue centre down the road, that someone would leave them there.

"We would never turn away a puppy and they didn't even ask, we had no calls.

"We don't know where they came from. My gut feeling is that these are unsold dogs that were left over from a litter."

BBC Radio Bristol shared a video on Facebook of the gorgeous pups, who have been named Tosca, Mabel and Carlos.

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Many people commented on the BBC's post. One wrote: "There are so many places that would take them. I don't understand."

And another said: "They are so cute. Hope they find their forever homes soon. How can people just dump them like the rubbish? Thank goodness someone found them."

We're sure they'll be snapped up and soon be in a loving new forever home.

You can donate to Holly Hedge or help them out by buying goods from the dogs' Holly Hedge Amazon wish list.

To enquire about adoptions from Holly Hedge, you can phone: 01275 474 719 or email:

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