News Puppies abandoned in Torquay It's been all hands on deck at the rescue centre ever since September when a litter of 7 Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies, just a day old, were handed to us. The pups had been found dumped in a cardboard box outside a Torquay house by the rubbish bins - on bin day. Thankfully, a passing man heard the pups before the bin men arrived - and half an hour before a big rain storm which would have killed them - and took them to the nearest vets. The puppies needed to be fed every 2 hours throughout the day and night for the first few weeks, so staff worked tirelessly round the clock to keep them alive. We had an amazing response from all our wonderful supporters, as people rushed to donate puppy milk, cotton wool, sterilising fluid, a whelping box, playpens for the pups to play safely in, and much needed funds towards their upkeep and welfare. It can be touch and go when puppies are taken from their mother so young, and we were all very sad to lose one of the puppies. However the other six have done so well, and considering the pups were only about a day old when they were abandoned, it's really a miracle that 6 have survived. The 6 remaining pups have grown into happy, playful little puppies, all with very different personalities! At eight weeks old they are all due to go to their lovely new homes. We would like to thank every single one of our amazing supporters who donated goods and funds for the pups. We were overwhelmed by everyone's kindness and love for the pups - we are so grateful, and we could not have done it without all your help and support.