RSPCA appeal over puppies deaths

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found tied to a post and her three poorly puppies were left next to her in Norfolk earlier this month.

The red cocker spaniel dog called Tilly, aged between six and 12 years, was found on July 2 tied to a post in the car park of Roys of Wroxham.

A concerned member of the public collected Tilly and her pups and took them to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.

The puppies were in a leather bed with a Marks & Spencer three quarter length man's coat and a red fleece dog blanket.

Sadly the puppies were all suffering from parvovirus, and despite the best efforts of a vet they died.

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It is not know if Tilly had given birth to more pups, but these could have sadly died or been dumped as well.

Tilly was also very poorly, and was given round the clock care, but appears to have recovered well.

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Wendy Valentine, founder of Hillside Animal Sanctuary, said: 'I just hope that whoever dumped this mother and puppies in their hour of need is brought to justice.

'We were pleased to be able to take them in, although the outcome, with the sad death of the pups, wasn't as we had hoped for.'

The RSPCA is now keen to trace anyone who has any information regarding who owned Tilly and her pups at the time she was dumped.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should phone the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234999.

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