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Six puppies, sick with mange, rescued from woods in Kent

The puppies are responding well to treatment Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is caring for six poorly pups who were dumped in a woods in High Halden, Ashford.

The six puppies, who are only 10 weeks old, were found in the woods by a concerned member of the public who came across them huddled on a pile of logs and it was thought they had been there overnight.

She collected the pups and took them home and contacted the RSPCA.

Credit: RSPCA

The puppies are all suffering from Sarcoptic Mange, also known as ‘fox mange’, and they also have bad ear mites.

They will require further treatment for a number of weeks and are currently being cared for at an RSPCA centre.

The puppies are suffering from fox mange Credit: RSPCA

The puppies, five males and one female, are in good spirits despite their condition and have been called Captain, Morgan, Jack, Daniel, Sammy and Malt.

The puppies won't be ready to re-home for some time Credit: RSPCA

An RSPCA spokesman, said: “These young pups were dumped in a terrible condition and have hardly any fur and it would have been so uncomfortable and itchy for them, but hopefully we have found it early enough to be able to treat it.

I am so glad that these pups are now on the road to recovery, and it was just lucky they were found when they were, who knows what would have happened to them if not.

We are grateful to the kind-hearted member of the public who found them and then took them home and called us.

– RSPCA inspector Ellie Burt