TWO puppies recently found abandoned near a canal have been saved by an animal charity in the Dursley area. 

A member of the public spotted the Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies in Birmingham, who were only a few weeks old, and were brought to a nearby RSPCA clinic.

They were then taken to Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home in Cambridge where staff have named the puppies Turner and Hooch.

Staff have described the pups as “gorgeous” and “playful spirits”, who have already been "revelling in playtime", and have brought "smiles to everyone they meet". 

Haley Medlock from CDCH said: “It's devastating to think that these innocent puppies were left alone, unwanted, and uncared for at such a tender age.

“We are incredibly grateful to the individual who found them and ensured they reached a safe place before coming into our care.  

“Turner and Hooch have so much love to give and are destined to be the perfect companion for any lucky family.”

Turner and Hooch have both been vaccinated, microchipped and received flea and worm treatments. 

Both puppies will need to return for neutering in the future. 

A fundraising appeal has now been launched by the animal charity. 

A CDCH spokesperson said: “Despite their rough beginnings, Turner and Hooch are showing remarkable resilience and bravery. 
“Their playful spirits and boundless affection remind us of why we do what we do.

They added: “Seeing these puppies thrive brings us a mix of emotions: deep sorrow for their difficult start and immense happiness knowing we can now give them the love and care they deserve.
“Our team is dedicated to working tirelessly to ensure Turner and Hooch receive everything they need.
“Caring for puppies is both demanding and costly, particularly for a small charity like ours, during these challenging financial times.

“All of these necessary treatments come at a significant cost, and we are asking for your support.

“Your generous donations can help us provide the care Turner and Hooch need and continue to support our ongoing efforts to rescue and rehome abandoned animals just like them, now and in the future.”
“Thank you for your continued support and for helping us give Turner and Hooch the loving homes they deserve.”

You can donate to the appeal here -