‘Backseat pups’ need proper home

K9 manager Jordan Podmore with the 10 rescued puppies. Picture: Jon Hewson d403918
K9 manager Jordan Podmore with the 10 rescued puppies. Picture: Jon Hewson d403918

K9 dog rescue staff members know these pups collectively as ‘the backseat puppies’.

A Waroona ranger found the pups after receiving a tip-off.

When she found them, they were living inside an abandoned vehicle at a caravan park in Waroona.

Dog waste littered the car.

‘I was pretty disturbed, I don’t like things like that,’ the ranger said.

‘I hope they find good homes, I don’t think any animal should live in that state.’

The ranger said she could not live without K9, where the puppies are residing tem-porarily.

‘Ultimately it is the dog’s welfare we have to worry about in cases like this,’ she said.

A K9 representative said the puppies were about eight weeks old and a mix between border collie and staffordshire terrier. Five of them are females.

They are classed as having a ‘clean slate’, so they will need training and puppy classes.

The puppies are $450 to adopt, plus a $7 microchip transfer fee.