SEVEN abandoned puppies found with their mother near a town industrial estate are waiting to go to new homes.

The RSPCA’s Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire branch, which covers Droitwich Spa, has announced that the litter of seven puppies are all doing well and that five of them have already found families willing to adopt them.

The seven 10 day old dogs have been in the charity’s care since May 14 after being found abandoned with their mother and father by Hampton Lovett Industrial Estate.

The tiny puppies were found huddled together with their mother against the cold in a secluded area away from busy routes.

The mother of the seven puppies is a German Shepherd cross aged around two years old. A male bull mastiff cross, about 10 months old, was also found at the scene. It is assumed he is the father of the litter.

He has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and was adopted by the woman who came across them all on her way to work.

Five of the puppies have now been reserved for adoption and will be able to go to their new homes when the necessary home visits have been done and they have had their vaccinations.

They will be identity-microchipped and neutered or spayed when they are old enough. The other two puppies are still seeking permanent loving homes.

Also, now that the puppies are weaned, their mum is looking for a home. She has been named Jessie and is described as a lovely dog with a brilliant temperament.

If anyone feels they can offer Jessie or her two puppies a caring home, where they have the time, commitment and finances to care for them, they should call Geraldine Haynes, dog rehoming co-ordinator, on 01886 822083.