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Balding puppies dumped in Surrey keeping warm with Christmas jumpers

Two balding puppies are recovering after being dumped on the side of the road in Surrey just weeks before Christmas.

12-week-old Lurcher puppies Holly and Ivy were dumped with their mum, Mistletoe. They've now written to Santa Paws to ask for their fur back.

RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Surrey, took the trio in on 27th November after they were abandoned by the side of the road.

Lurcher puppies Holly and Ivy were dumped on the side of the road Credit: RSPCA

Dear Santa,

We have been very good puppies. We were hoping for Christmas we could have our fur back. We were dumped by the side of a road covered in mange. So we would love our bald patches to disappear.

Love Holly and Ivy, aged 12 weeks.

Lurcher puppies Holly and Ivy have written to Santa Paws asking for their fur back Credit: RSPCA

The family won’t be ready for adoption until the New Year while they receive treatment for mange.

However, the centre is appealing for any donations to help cover the cost of their care over Christmas and the ongoing treatment they need.

Holly and Ivy are keeping warm with Christmas jumpers Credit: RSPCA
Mistletoe was dumped with her two puppies on the side of the road Credit: RSPCA

“These poor little dogs were dumped beside the road like rubbish, it’s disgusting. They’ve got a really bad case of mange and are practically bald which means they’d have been even more vulnerable to the cold and rain.

“Thankfully, someone spotted them and asked us for help and we were able to get them into our warm, dry kennels quickly.

“They’ll now stay with us over the Christmas period while we nurse them back to full health. Mum Mistletoe is doing well but the pups have still got a long way to go and it will take some time for their coats to grow back.

“They decided to write to Santa Paws to ask for a helping hand in getting their coats back in time for Christmas!"

– Deputy manager Liz Wood