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Going bananas over adorable Leeds puppies found abandoned in car park

Labrador-cross puppies, who were found abandoned in fruit boxes.

Labrador-cross puppies, who were found abandoned in fruit boxes.

THESE ADORABLE pups are a-peeling for new owners after being abandoned in banana boxes at a supermarket car park.

The eight Labrador-cross puppies were left in two taped-up fruit boxes, with little air or space to stand up straight.

They were discovered by a member of the public after he heard muffled whimpering sounds coming from the containers.

The puppies, who are thought to be around eight weeks old, were then taken to Dogs Trust Leeds.

Amanda Sands, rehoming centre manager, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it.

“When we saw the man approaching with the boxes, we presumed the boxes contained toys or blankets for the dogs.

“We were extremely shocked to find eight puppies squashed in.”

The pet pooches were found to be in a bad condition, with their faces covered in their own faeces.

Since being taken in at Dogs Trust Leeds, the new arrivals have been checked over by a vet, been given a bath and have now made a full recovery.

Amanda added: “Luckily they are not harmed from their ordeal.”

Staff have now named the puppies after different pieces of fruit.

The female puppies have been named Banana, Clementine, Kiwi, Honeydew and Mango.

The two male pups have been given the names Plum and Gooseberry.

Rehoming centre manager Amanda added: “ Six out of the eight now have lovely new homes to go to, but we are still looking for the final two pups.”

If you can give any of the rescued puppies a new home, call Dogs Trust Leeds on 0113 281 4920.

Alternatively, you can visit the Dogs Trust Leeds centre, which is on York Road in east Leeds.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.

It cares for nearly 17,000 dogs every year through its network, which is made up of 18 rehoming centres across the UK and Ireland.

For more information about the Dogs Trust centre in Leeds or for more about the charity’s work, you can visit the website at www.dogstrust.org.uk.

 

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