The pups are being hand-reared by staff before they head off to their forever homes.Dinky, Bumble, Dude, Lola and Hetty were all born at Battersea after their mother came into the shelter heavily pregnant.
Sadly the dog rejected her pups and staff at the centre decided it was safest to separate them. Their mum has since been rehomed.
Without their mum to care for them, the puppies have needed help from the staff to make sure they can grow up happy and healthy.
The Battersea team have been hand-rearing the little pups, feeding them with a bottle every two hours until they could be weaned when they hit four weeks old.
Nathalie Ingham, who has been hand-rearing three of the puppies and is a Canine Behaviour and Training Manager at Battersea said: ‘With all of the bad news in the world at the moment, this gorgeous litter have definitely managed to make everyone’s day more cheerful.
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‘Hand-rearing puppies is hard work and I’ve certainly had a lot of sleepless nights, but everyone here at Battersea is dedicated to caring for each and every animal that comes through our gates.
‘Even in these uncertain times, we are doing our very best for all the animals in our care and we’ll continue to do so.’
All the puppies have found owners, but if you’d like to help Battersea care for more animals you can do so by donating to their cause.Do you have a story to share? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]Metro.co.uk .