New home for dumped puppy

Stuart Little, who was found dumped in a bin bag in Atherton
Stuart Little, who was found dumped in a bin bag in Atherton

A SIX-week-old puppy found in a bin bag has been rehomed by the RSPCA.

The tiny puppy, thought to be a Jack Russell Terrier crossed with a Chihuahua, was found by a member of the public on Water Street, Atherton at about 9pm on Thursday November 1.

The pup, named ‘Stuart Little’ by the RSPCA staff who are caring for it has now been offered a new home.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Ben Strangwood said: “A woman was walking home from her friend’s when she heard a noise coming from a bin bag dumped on a bit of wasteland. When she opened the bag she found the puppy.

“He was dehydrated but not too cold. She probably saved his life. It was a really cold night so he can’t have been there for very long.”

The pup, a white, black and tan male, is thought to have been aged between 6-8 weeks old when he was found, too young to be away from his mum.

“Whoever dumped him in this way wasn’t giving him a fighting chance. Abandoning him in the way they did, where they did, they must have expected him to die and it’s likely he would have if he’d been there all night.”

Anyone with information about who owned him should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.