Three adorable puppies have been found abandoned in a plastic box (Image: RSPCA/SWNS)
The Staffordshire bull terriers are just days old and have yet to open their eyes.
They were discovered wrapped in a blanket in Titchfield Lane, near Wickham, Hants., on Saturday evening.
The tiny pooches were rushed to a vet and are now receiving immediate treatment as they are reliant on hand-rearing to replicate the care of their mum.
RSPCA inspector Charlotte Coggins, who is investigating for the animal welfare charity, said: "It's estimated the puppies are around 10 days old.
The pups who are just days old and don’t yet have their eyes open (Image: RSPCA/SWNS)
"They are tiny, they don't yet have their eyes open and need help feeding.
"Thankfully they are now getting the care they need and we hope they will all make a good recovery.
"We are very worried about the welfare of the mother dog as she will no doubt be really missing her pups, and could be suffering from mastitis after recently having so many puppies.
"I assume as they'd been left in the layby by the person responsible in the hope would be found and helped.
"However, leaving such young puppies exposed like this without the mum they so desperately need risked their lives.
"Anyone with any information can call me in complete confidence on our inspectors' appeal line on 0300 123 8018."