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Abandoned puppies recover with pet medication

Wednesday, 28th December 2011

Four English Bull Terriers are recovering with the help of pet medication after being abandoned in a box on a farm in Surrey.

The puppies were suffering from demadectic mange, which caused their fur to fall out, so had to be given treatment at Battersea Dogs & Cats home.

Because they had no fur and were itchy, the dogs had to be dressed in jumpers to stop them from scratching.

Suzanne Abrahams, Battersea's clinic manager, said: "These puppies have had such a traumatic start in life at such a young age. Despite this, they have a lot of love to give and they have their whole lives ahead of them.

"We expect them to make a full recovery and be great family pets to those willing to give them a chance."

The puppies have been named Jamie, Hugo, Mille and Spencer. Jamie and Hugo are now being taken care of by foster families, while the other two are living at the charity's London centre.