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.
Animals in Distress say the puppies were found just in time.
The charity is appealing for any information about the puppies' mother.