Two lucky pup­pies

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - JESSIE TOL­SON

TWO lucky pup­pies have been res­cued af­ter be­ing found dumped on Old Port Rd re­cently.

Their brave brother had a more grue­some end af­ter be­ing swal­lowed by a python wait­ing for help to ar­rive.

Lo­cal women Je­nine Jones and Carena Brookes were walk­ing their dogs in the early morn­ing on May 9 when they heard a low growl com­ing from bushes on the side of the road.

They stopped to take a look and saw three pup­pies shiv­er­ing and dirty in the scrub.

They raced home to drop their own dogs off and pick up their car and blan­kets to wrap the pup­pies in and when they re­turned only two could be found.

“We searched the area look­ing for the third puppy,” Je­nine said.

“It was early and still quite dark. We searched for about 10 min­utes and then we saw the third with a python wrapped around it.

“If peo­ple can’t look af­ter their an­i­mals, that’s okay, but they shouldn’t dump them. “There are op­tions avail­able. “It was just ter­ri­ble. All be­cause this per­son didn’t want them, these small, in­no­cent pup­pies had to suf­fer a cold night alone, and hun­gry.

“When we found them, the big­ger of the pups which turned out to be the only boy, was stand­ing in front of his two sis­ters and ap­peared to be try­ing to pro­tect them.”

The two sur­viv­ing fe­male pup­pies were taken to YAPS and have since been lucky enough to find their new homes.

If you are hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ties look­ing af­ter your pets and can no longer keep them, Paws and Claws Port Dou­glas and YAPS Cairns are an­i­mal shel­ters that take in aban­doned pets.

Lucky: the two aban­doned pups

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