Eight puppies found abandoned in middle of Orpington road on hottest day of the year

The pups with staff at Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre, Biggin Hill

The pups with staff at Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre, Biggin Hill

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Eight puppies have been found abandoned in a bin in the middle of an Orpington road today (July 18) - the hottest day of the year.

The pups, which are crossbreeds, were found by a man in Shire Lane at around 2.30pm.

Not knowing what to do, he called Foal Farm Animal Rescue Centre in Jail Lane, Biggin Hill. 

The sanctuary told him to bring the puppies to them as quickly as possible.

Debra Taylor, Foal Farm's manager, said: "Somebody phoned up. He was quite upset and said he had found a bin full of puppies and didn't know what to do.

"We told him to bring the puppies over to us. He turned up with a couple of other guys with the puppies in the back of his car.

"They were hot and panting. We took them inside and put them in a cool room."

After checking the puppies over staff at Foal Farm found them to be in good nick, despite their ordeal.

They will be flea tested and microchipped, before being sold to a loving family.

Mrs Taylor added: "What a callous act. It is the hottest day of the year. Just when you think you've seen it all something like this happens. 

"They would have roasted alive if someone hadn't picked them up.

"We are grateful they are safe - even though we're full to capacity like most animal rescue centres.

"It could have been a lot worse."

Foal Farm is a charity and relies entirely on donations from the public. To make a donation call 01959 572386.

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4:22pm Fri 18 Jul 14

brad25577 says...

aww those poor puppies; there are some horrible people in this world who do not deserve pets.
aww those poor puppies; there are some horrible people in this world who do not deserve pets. brad25577
  • Score: 22

8:18pm Fri 18 Jul 14

RVD420 says...

worse is they probably will have kids one day
worse is they probably will have kids one day RVD420
  • Score: 22

1:40am Sat 19 Jul 14

R U Serious says...

What evil heartless scumbags, let's hope Karma sends one of those puppies back to them one day when they're all grown up and able to bite back
What evil heartless scumbags, let's hope Karma sends one of those puppies back to them one day when they're all grown up and able to bite back R U Serious
  • Score: 12

6:51am Sat 19 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Really breaks my heart to see/hear of such ill treatment of defenceless animals and sheer stupidity caused by heartl e ss stupid human beings just shows no abounds. One day there will be pay back for these kind of people. Such beautiful puppies, wish I could take one or two. I am glad they will now get a decent start in life Thanks to Foal Farm.
Really breaks my heart to see/hear of such ill treatment of defenceless animals and sheer stupidity caused by heartl e ss stupid human beings just shows no abounds. One day there will be pay back for these kind of people. Such beautiful puppies, wish I could take one or two. I am glad they will now get a decent start in life Thanks to Foal Farm. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 9

8:56am Mon 21 Jul 14

catmantoo says...

Well done Foal Farm! Nice to hear there's such caring people around.
Well done Foal Farm! Nice to hear there's such caring people around. catmantoo
  • Score: 3

2:26am Tue 22 Jul 14

Harold_Monk says...

"in good nick" - come on Patrick. You can do better than that
"in good nick" - come on Patrick. You can do better than that Harold_Monk
  • Score: 1

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