A TEN-week old puppy was found abandoned at the roadside in a box covered with wood to stop it getting out.
Terrier cross pup Peanut 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, as she has been named by Dogs Trust staff, is now under the care of the Honiley-based rehoming centre.
The centre say that like any typical puppy, Peanut is enjoying lots of fuss, cuddles and playtime with canine carers but would love to find a fur-ever home of her own.
Deputy Rehoming Centre Manager Emma Healey said: “As a young puppy Peanut will need a lot of attention and someone who can continue with her training and socialisation. She deserves a great home and we hope we find her one soon.”
She has also spoken about the puppy being abandoned.
Emma added: “We look after hundreds of abandoned and unwanted dogs every year but it still shocks us to think someone could abandon a puppy like this.
“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.”
Call the centre on 0300 303 0292 to find out more about rehoming Peanut or any of the centre’s other dogs.