Dog dumped and left to die in alleyway while giving birth to her puppies

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A Yorkshire Terrier was found cruelly dumped in an alleyway in the middle of giving birth. The RSPCA says the dog was discovered by a passer-by during a difficult labour. She was taken to a vet for an emergency caesarian.

Four out of five puppies - three girls and a boy - were born safely, one sadly died. The animal was discovered behind Mayfield Road in Dunstable, Bedfordshire on Sunday.

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The RSPCA called the mum May, after Mayfield Road where she was found. They also kept the spring theme going by naming the puppies Tulip, Iris, Bluebell and Oak.