Puppy Love at North Yorkshire Rescue Centre
29th August 2013
Links to download high-res photos of the puppies can be found at the bottom of this email
Three tiny puppies have been saved by Jerry Green Dog Rescue in North Yorkshire after they were abandoned in a cardboard box left in a farmer’s field.
The pups – who are thought to be just two weeks old – are being looked after at home by Rachel Jagger, who works for Jerry Green Dog Rescue near Thirsk, and her two children Emily (11) and Charlie (nine).
They’re being helped by Rachel’s dog Bella, a Jack Russell cross breed, who is caring for the puppies as her own.
“A local farmer brought the pups in and after assessing them we took them straight to the vet,” said Area Manager Helen Bateman. “The puppies are in good health given the circumstances but they will need to be hand-reared for another week or so.
“We think they’re Border Collies but it’s difficult to tell as they are so tiny that their eyes and ears have not yet opened.”
Bella was also abandoned at the age of eight weeks and adopted by Rachel from Jerry Green Dog Rescue.
“She normally sleeps with Emily at night but she has really has taken to the puppies and is mothering them at the moment,” said Rachel.
“Having Bella as a surrogate mother will be a great help towards their development during these early weeks of their life.
“My children are very excited too, though Emily has been crying at the thought of someone abandoning such gorgeous puppies!”
The puppies will be available for re-homing after they are eight weeks old. To find about what dogs are available for rehoming at Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s North Yorkshire centre call 01845 567456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Notes to editors
Jerry Green Dog Rescue was founded in 1961 in Broughton, Lincolnshire and is now one of the UK’s largest dog rescue charities. It has rescue centres in five locations:
- Thirsk, North Yorkshire
- Algarkirk near Boston, Lincolnshire
- Broughton near Brigg, North Lincolnshire
- Blidworth near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
- Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has a caring ethos which puts the dogs in its care at the centre of everything it does. It also operates a policy whereby prospective adopters are introduced to dogs in a neutral environment away from the kennel, resulting in less stress for the dog and increasing the chances of permanent homes being found.
The adoption process at Jerry Green Dog Rescue involves a number of introductory visits and the rehoming team provide pre and post adoption support to ensure the move to the dog’s new home is as smooth as possible.
The charity receives no Government or National Lottery funding. This means it is dependent on the generosity of public and corporate donors/sponsors.