Pictured in Leeds on February 13, 1974, are several puppies just starting out in life and were it not for the kindness of the people of Leeds, their fate might have been very different.
The picture shows nine four-week-old Alsatian pups, born in the garden of an empty house in Cowper Street, Chapeltown Road, Leeds, which were being cared for by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
They are seen here being tended by kennel maid Marion Sarchfield.
Their mother, an Alsatian stray, was said to have roamed the area for months but all RSPCA attempts to capture failed.
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