Maryborough Animal Refuge manager Bernadette Patterson plays with a litter of blue heeler-cross puppies that were found in a forestry area.
Maryborough Animal Refuge manager Bernadette Patterson plays with a litter of blue heeler-cross puppies that were found in a forestry area. Megan Pope

Abandoned puppies rescued

A LITTER of abandoned puppies has been delivered to the Maryborough Animal Refuge after a good Samaritan discovered the dogs in a forestry area near Oakhurst.

The five blue heeler-cross puppies were left to fend for themselves, refuge manager Bernadette Patterson said.

"A man who was working in the forestry discovered them and brought them in on Wednesday afternoon," she said. "They are all about nine weeks old and from the looks of them are a mix of different cattle dogs.

"It's hard to understand why someone would just dump them in the forestry but, lucky for them, someone found them."

Ms Patterson said the puppies appeared to be healthy, and were settling in well.

"At the moment they are in the pound because they were 'found' but after that they will be rehomed."



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