A PUPPY has survived against all the odds after its mum was found dumped by the side of the road.
Evie was born the day after two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, a male and a female, were found in Hambrook five weeks ago.
Dog wardens did not realise the female was pregnant and the next day, two puppies were born.
“This is the first time puppies have been born to a dog under the care of our dog wardens,” said a spokeswoman for Chichester District Council.
The two spaniels were spotted by a driver in a crate by the roadside. They were taken to the council’s kennels, where the two puppies were born.
Sadly, one passed away and it was ‘touch and go’ with Evie, who was the runt of the litter. However Evie survived and is now looking for a new home.
Evie’s mother and father have been reunited at a new home together, with the pair having a close bond. They were in a poor condition when they were found but are now making a full recovery.
Pro Dogs Direct is a charity the council uses to find homes for some of the dogs its wardens pick up and was looking after the family.
The charity said: “Evie is a delight to watch and we have been so very lucky to have seen her grow and survive against all the odds.”
Evie was also described as ‘a little fighter from day one’.
The district council said it had seen a steady stream of dogs this year that had not been claimed, with the total standing at 32.
To read more about Evie, visit Pro Dog Direct’s website at www.prodogsdirect.org.uk.