Disabled dogs dumped by side of road now ‘living life of luxury’ in Norfolk

Peggy and Pip, the two rescued Chihuahuas, are now living happily ever after in Hunstanton. Picture

Peggy and Pip, the two rescued Chihuahuas, are now living happily ever after in Hunstanton. Picture: SUPPLIED BY RSPCA - Credit: Archant

It is difficult to believe that just six months ago these two tiny pups were found abandoned on the side of a busy road.

Peggy and Pip, the two rescued Chihuahuas, are now living happily ever after in Hunstanton. Picture

Peggy and Pip, the two rescued Chihuahuas, are now living happily ever after in Hunstanton. Pictured with RSPCA inspector Marie Hammerton who rescued them. Picture: SUPPLIED BY RSPCA - Credit: Archant

Now life for the chihuahuas has dramatically changed and Peggy and Pip are living happily ever after in their forever home on the Norfolk coast in Hunstanton.

The duo captured the hearts of animal lovers across the country in August last year, after they were found dumped by the side of the A127 in Basildon, Essex.

When they were discovered, three-year-old Peggy was missing part of her left leg, and her puppy, Pip, who was just six-weeks-old at the time, was missing part of her brain, leaving her blind with no functioning eyelids.

But now, just half a year later, the pair are 'living the life of luxury'.


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RSPCA inspector Marie Hammerton launched an investigation into what had happened to the pooches and the duo were taken in by the charity's Essex South, Southend and District branch.

The once-frightened pair are almost unrecognisable now and have settled into their new home with owner Penny Andrews, who adopted them almost a month ago.

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Ms Andrews, who recently lost her husband, explained how she fell in love with them from the first moment.

'I saw them on social media and fell in love with them. They were just so cute and I thought 'I can look after them'.

'They have come a long way and now live the life of luxury. They are fabulous, they've settled in so well.'

A volunteer at her local RSPCA charity shop and cat cuddler, the good samaritan lives with her daughter Jess, Jack russell cross dachshund Perry, four cats, a budgie, a cockatiel, and a tortoise.

'The animals all get on well and the dogs all sleep in the bed under the duvet at night,' she added. 'Pip has mapped out the bungalow, she runs in and out, and around the top of the garden - she is a dream. She is so clever, the way she runs around and never bumps into anything. You could quite easily forget that she can't see, I think it affects me more than her.

'Peggy is so laid back and just wants cuddles all the time - they're both really happy.'

- If you'd like to offer an RSPCA animal a new home, please visit the website's Find A Pet section at www.rspca.org.uk/findapet.

- To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals please visit www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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