Dogs Trust

UPDATE: Our rehoming centres are closed until further notice, however we are now able to rehome a small number of our amazing dogs. Each dog’s profile will let you know if they are looking for a new home. For the time-being, we are unable to register your interest for dogs who are not yet available for rehoming.

Dogs Trust caring for weeks old puppy found abandoned in a cardboard box

We are currently caring for a tiny puppy who was found abandoned in a cardboard box in a field.

The tiny Terrier Cross pup, who weighs less than one kilogramme and is thought to be only five weeks old, was found by a member of the public in a field in the town of Castleford, West Yorkshire.

Nicknamed Hockney after famous Yorkshireman David Hockney who himself was rescued last week after getting stuck in a lift in Amsterdam, the puppy had no protection from the elements or food or water.

Emma Cooper, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Leeds, said:

“Puppies of this age shouldn’t be away from their mum, let alone left to fend for themselves in a field. He was immediately seen by a vet after being rescued who said he wouldn’t have survived much longer as he was so cold. He hadn’t even been left with a blanket.

“He had worms and has mange, a skin disease, which is he is being treated for. At first he didn’t want to eat anything but his appetite is definitely improving and he is becoming more like the inquisitive puppy he should be at his age.

“We will be looking after him for a few weeks until he has fully recovered and then we will be looking for a wonderful forever home for him where he will continue to get all the love he deserves and needs to grow into a happy, healthy adult dog.

“We would like to remind everyone that if they are ever in a situation where abandonment is their only option, we and other charities can help.”

Hockney is not currently up for rehoming, but please
keep an eye on our rehoming pages for further details