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Eight week old puppy Radley was abandoned in a handbag

Puppy hobbled with hairband and dumped in handbag tied to charity shop door handle.

Little Radley was found in a red handbag left hanging from the door of a London charity shop in the middle of the night.

A tiny puppy who was found with his front legs tied together and dumped in a handbag is winning over the hearts of RSPCA staff caring for him.

Eight-week-old Radley was found by a member of the public in the early hours of Monday morning (17 September).

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Tiny Radley

The small, male puppy - thought to be a border terrier cross - initially had some damage to his paws where the hairband had cut off his circulation but has now recovered and seems to be moving well.

Radley was abandoned

The small, male puppy - thought to be a border terrier cross - initially had some damage to his paws where the hairband had cut off his circulation but has now recovered and seems to be moving well.

The handbag Radley was found in

RSPCA Inspector Phil Norman, who is investigating, said: “We received a call from a woman who’d found a little puppy in a red handbag fastened to the door handle of a charity shop in The Broadway, Greenford.

Sweet Radley

Eight-week-old Radley was found by a member of the public in the early hours of Monday morning (17 September).

Radley

Eight-week-old Radley was found by a member of the public in the early hours of Monday morning (17 September).

Bandit

Bandit is a Newfoundland Akita cross – two large breeds – and was advertised for free on a major selling site.

Golden oldies looking for love

Could you give these Golden Oldies their forever home?

After all age is just a number.

It can take longer to rehome an older animal in RSPCA care but the animal welfare charity is highlighting the benefits of adopting one of our Golden Oldies.

Figures show it takes about two weeks to rehome young dogs and cats (under six months old), but it takes more than THREE times longer to rehome dogs and more than TWICE as long to rehome cats aged over three.

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Roxy

This lovely girl Roxy is looking for a caring family who can give her some much-needed love and fuss.

RSPCA reveal most ‘unloved’ dog breeds waiting months for their perfect match

This Valentine’s Day do you have room in your heart for some of the RSPCA’s most overlooked animals…?
This Valentine’s Day, the RSPCA has revealed the dog breeds waiting months for their new home.

While most RSPCA dogs are rehomed within an average of 41 days, American Bulldogs, Rottweilers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers can wait up to 80 percent longer in rescue centres.
American Bulldog cross-breeds wait the longest at 74 days, with American Bulldogs waiting 65 days, the same as Boxer crosses..

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