UPDATE: 10-week-old abandoned puppy Peanut now reserved

10-week-old Peanut is looking for her forever home. NNL-170725-095240001
10-week-old Peanut is looking for her forever home. NNL-170725-095240001
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Staff at a dogs home in Kenilworth were searching for a new home for a 10-week-old puppy that was abandoned at the roadside.

The Dogs Trust in Kenilworthsent out the appeal for the 10-week-old Terrier Cross puppy who was found abandoned in a box at the roadside, which was then covered by a single piece of wood to stop the puppy from getting out.

10-week-old Peanut is looking for her forever home. NNL-170725-093014001

10-week-old Peanut is looking for her forever home. NNL-170725-093014001

The puppy, who has been named Peanut by the Dogs Trust staff, was discovered by a member of the public on the A446 in Berkswell after they heard crying coming from the box.

Despite her ordeal, Peanut was not injured or visibly distressed.

After serving the mandatory seven days at the local kennels, Peanut, is now under the care of the Honiley-based rehoming centre and is ready to find a forever home.

Emma Healey, Deputy Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, said: “We look after hundreds of abandoned and unwanted dogs every year but it still shocks us to think that someone could abandon a puppy like this.

Peanut is a 10-week-old Terrier Cross puppy. NNL-170725-093002001

Peanut is a 10-week-old Terrier Cross puppy. NNL-170725-093002001

“If someone needs to give up their dog for whatever reason we would always encourage them to come in to the centre to talk this through with our staff.

“By handing them over in this way, we are able to know a little more about the dog’s history, exactly how old they are or what sort of socialisation and training they have had.

“That all helps us to find them the best home.”

According to the Kenilworth branch of the Dog’s Trust, Peanut has now been reserved.