Puppies found dumped by the roadside just before Christmas

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Galway Daily new box of puppies abandoned by the road over Christmas
Lurcher puppies abandoned by the roadside before Christmas. Photo: Galway SPCA

In a heartbreaking seasonal tale, a group of four lurcher puppies were found dumped by the roadside in a carboard box just before Christmas.

Galway SPCA says that the four girls were around five weeks old when they were found, and handed over to them cold, weak, and hungry.

The puppies had rough start to their road to recovery, refusing to eat anything their first night with the charity.

“They had extremely weak legs and could barely stand ,they also developed chesty coughs and spent nearly a week ejecting worms from their tiny bodies,” Galway SPCA said on facebook.

Fortunately Lira, Kuna, Dollar, and Rupee have begun the new year on a path to better health, with the help of round the clock care from these dedicated animal lovers.

In the days since then, Galway SPCA has given updates on the progress of the girls, sharing a picture of Rupee cosied up by a radiator in the cold week we just had.

“Baby Rupee is tonight snuggled up cosy and warm alongside her 3 sisters .. Safe from the cold, wind and rain”.

“A far cry from the flimsy cardboard box they were dumped in just before Christmas at only 6 weeks old.”

Galway Daily news A far cry from the flimsy cardboard box they were dumped in just before Christmas at only 6 weeks old
Rupee the Lurcher puppy. Photo: Galway SPCA

The puppies have are now undergoing their vaccinations, and Galway SPCA hopes to begin the search for homes for them in the coming weeks.

To help support the work that Galway SPCA does to help abused and abandoned animals of all ages and shapes, donate at https://www.gspca.ie/how-you-can-help/donate.