Emma Lee with three of the six puppies she is trying to find a home for after a couple left them to be euthanised.
Emma Lee with three of the six puppies she is trying to find a home for after a couple left them to be euthanised. Chris Ison

Emma gives playful pups a lifeline

TWELVE puppies have a new leash on life after Rockhampton vet nurse Emma Lee saved them from being euthanised.

It doesn't take just an animal lover to be touched by the sad tale of a dozen tails that were abandoned by their owners at just six weeks of age.

The adorable kelpie-Smithfield cross pups were taken to Emma's workplace, Torenbeek Veterinary Clinic, where their owners asked to have them destroyed.

"They were flea-ridden and worm-ridden ... really disgusting," she said.

But the compassionate 21-year-old couldn't bear to see the dozen pups put down so she decided to try and find homes for each and every one of them.

Emma said sometimes dog breeders would have one dog with "imperfections" put down, but she had never seen anything like this.

"It's unreal, it shouldn't be allowed," she said.

Despite growing attached to the puppies, Emma already has two dogs and two cats, and is not sure she could handle another dog.

Enlisting the help of Capricorn Animal Aid and plastering signs up across town, Emma has been able to find loving owners for six of the puppies, but still has six to be adopted.

"They are playful and energetic.

"But as soon as you get them alone they are very cuddly."

If you would like one of the puppies, email Emma at emma_lee_1990@hotmail.com.



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