Mother and daughter rescue abandoned puppies left to freeze

A DOG-mad duo came to the rescue of two puppies who were left abandoned in freezing cold temperatures.

Julie Taylor and her daughter Hayley, who runs Hayley’s Howlers: Dog Walking and Pet Photography, came across two cane corso breed dogs, just weeks old, on the banks of the River Rother in Canklow.  

“They were found sat together petrified and shaking in freezing conditions on the river bank,” Julie said.

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“These two beautiful babies look to have been dumped just because they had red glands growing on the side of their eyes — a condition known as cherry eye.

“Cane corsos are usually bred purely for making a profit.

“Someone has decided that they weren’t good enough.

“Hayley phoned the RSPCA and police but unfortunately they couldn’t take the pups in.

“They were in a desperate situation.”

Instead of placing the dogs in kennels after the January rescue, Julie and Hayley decided to take them in so they could have the best chance of survival.

“We couldn’t put them through the experience of being abandoned again in kennels so we took them home to be bathed and fed,” Julie said.

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“They were just so frightened by the whole incident and it must have been traumatic for them.

“All they wanted was love and attention.

“Hayley came up with the idea of setting up a fundraiser for the puppies, to help treat their eye condition.  

“We wanted to give them another chance in life.”

The puppies, who they named Winston and Rocco, were rehomed by two friends of the mum and daughter rescuers.

“The animal charity Paws has donated an incredible £1,000 to their future operation for the cherry eye whilst we raised £1,500 which will go to the charity to support Winston and Rocco in the future,” Hayley said.

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“We’re still getting messages of support from people wanting to know how the loveable pooches are getting on.  

“It’s quite overwhelming to be thanked for what we did.

“We appreciate all the kindness and generosity people showed during the rescue.

“The story started horribly for these two and now they are in their wonderful forever homes.”

You can support Julie’s fundraiser for Winston and Rocco here:

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