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Newborn puppies left out with bins on collection day

The puppies were left in a cardboard box with the bins on collection day. Photo: Animals in Distress

A litter of newborn puppies have been rescued after they were put out with the rubbish on collection day.

The seven dogs were left in a cardboard box outside a Torquay house.

They were discovered by a member of the public.

Local charity Animals in Distress are now nursing the puppies back to health.

Charity Animals in Distress has been caring for the puppies since they were found. Credit: Animals in Distress

Animals in Distress say the puppies were found just in time.

Thankfully, a passing man heard the pups before the bin men arrived - and half an hour before a big rain storm which would have killed them - and took them to the nearest vets.

– Animals in Distress

The charity is appealing for any information about the puppies' mother.

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