The eight pups had been left in a bag tied to a gate in the Poleglass area last week after apparently being abandoned by their owners.
Boxer mum ‘Honey’ yesterday nursed the eight pups after she was reunited with them.
Since the pups are real fighters, six of them have been called after famous local and world-renowned boxers, with names such as Rinty, Rogie and Russell. Honey was rescued on Monday after PSNI officers, accompanied by a Lisburn City Council dog warden, entered a house in Poleglass and took possession of the purebred boxer.
Distressed neighbours, who had been feeding Honey for some months, retrieved the pups in the torrential downpour that hit the city last Thursday.
Speaking at the safehouse where litter and mum were reunited, a dedicated volunteer last night said: “I’ve never seen a dog in such a poor state but if ever a dog could smile it was her when I brought her home and she saw her pups.”
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