New foster mum Joy Hutchinson bottle feeds one of the dumped border collie/kelpie pups.
New foster mum Joy Hutchinson bottle feeds one of the dumped border collie/kelpie pups. Alistair Brightman

Abandoned puppies find home

MORE than 50 people have phoned to foster or give a new home to the one-week old puppies abandoned on the doorstep of a Hervey Bay business on Thursday.

Fraser Coast Pet Warriors president Marie Barnes said all of the nine border collie/kelpie pups had been allocated new homes.

“There's such community spirit out there.

“I feel fantastic about it but it's unfortunate that it had to happen this way.”

Ms Barnes said someone had seen a female border collie with big teats, possibly the mother, roaming in Urangan.

She asked anyone who had seen the dog to phone her on 0407 371 538.

“All we want is that mother reunited with her puppies. That would be the best thing that could ever happen,” Ms Barnes said.

She said the pups, which need bottle feeding every four hours, had now been split between four foster carers and although not out of the woods yet, they were doing really well.



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