A TRIO of puppies which were dumped in Wetherby are doing well in RSPCA care.

The three Cockapoo pups - Olive, Emmy and Gus - were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday, May 6.

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said all three were "very scared" and "in a terrible physical state".

Insp Walker said: "They were thin and had extensive hair loss and scabby, reddened and sore skin. Tests have revealed they have sarcoptic mange. It seems very likely that they were dumped and that this was the reason why."

The puppies were about eight weeks old when they were found, and are now the age at which breeders would usually look to rehome them.

Insp Walker said: "They were taken straight to a vets in Leeds where they were looked after for three days and are now in the care of the great staff at RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham & District branch animal centre.

"It’s an absolute joy to see them already looking so much better, running around and playing with each other, and generally behaving like puppies should. There is a long way to go before they will be ready for adoption, but the animal centre has already taken a number of calls from people interested in giving them a forever home so the future is definitely looking bright for them."

Anyone with any information about who they belonged to, or who saw anything they think could help the RSPCA’s investigation should phone 0300 123 8018 and leave a message.