FOUR puppies abandoned in a bin-liner near the Boat Museum last Saturday are looking for new homes.
And Carol Davies, 29, who is a volunteer with Wirral-based charity Dogs in Distress, hopes Pioneer readers can help.
She said: 'The eight-week-old Staffordshire-cross terriers were found on Lees Lane, near the canal, by a member of the public.
'They were in a terrible state. When I first saw them they were filthy, full of worms and covered in a sticky substance.
'We immediately took them to Aardvark vets in Whitby who gave them the all-clear in about an hour.'
She added: 'We took them inside and cleaned them up but they flinched when we touched them; obviously terrified.
'One dog was terrified and would cry and curl up in a ball if we touched her. After a day or two she showed an excellent improvement.'
And now it is time for the Pioneer to help Carol to find homes for the pups.
She said: 'The puppies are now ready for the love and affection they deserve.
'It's difficult to believe how anyone can be so cruel. There are many organisations to contact if you cannot cope with pets. We never turn dogs away.'
Can you give the puppies a home? If so, ring Carol or Mark on 0151 356 3560 or 0151 356 4202.