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A British bulldog who was dumped on the side of a major road in a harrowing state has finally found her forever home. Rosie was discovered laid out on the side of the A55 in North Wales by a member of the public in May, who thought she’d been brought into the country illegally.

The poor pooch was taken to the Protection of Animals in Wales Society (PAWS) centre in Conwy for a full body check up. She was found to have scar tissue on her underside, deformed teats that were dragging and preventing her from walking properly, injuries to her paws and an infected and smelly tail stump.

But two days into her care, the animal society also discovered Rosie was pregnant.

She was taken to the vets for a C-section where she delivered four puppies. Sadly, one of the litter was stillborn, but the othe r three thrived under the care of their mum and the PAWS team and have since all been rehomed, reports North Wales Live.

After watching her puppies leave for their forever homes, Rosie continued to wait for her perfect match to come and collect her from the centre.

Steve Belgrau, the founder of PAWS, was delighted to announce Rosie has finally secured her own home too after spending four months in their care.

He said: “Rosie left us for her new life, and wow, doesn’t she look at home already!

“She’s had such a tough time. Used as a breeding machine, dumped on a busy road whilst pregnant, emergency C-section and multiple surgeries to correct all of the neglect and abuse.

“Her eyelids have been done which were ingrowing and causing ulcers on her eyes, and her infected tail stump was worse than the vets suspected so it has been completely removed. All wounds are healing well.

“There’s still some recovery to go and a final check-up at the vets but finally though, she’s got her happy ending! Thank you to everyone who supported her journey to get her here.”

It comes days after five newborn puppies with umbilical cords still attached were abandoned in the woods in Sheffield.

They were only hours old and “extremely vulnerable”, but thankfully received emergency round-the-clock care.

The animal welfare charity fears that a huge rise in pet ownership during the pandemic coupled with the cost of living crisis putting a strain on people’s finances means even more animals are being given up this year.

Last year, dogs were the most abandoned pet with 14,462 reports of dumped dogs made to the RSPCA.

Deputy chief inspector, Sara Jordan, said: “Times are tough at the moment and we understand that many families are struggling to cope, particularly given the rising cost of living, and we fear that we’ll see many, many more pets being relinquished to charities or abandoned because their owners simply don’t know where to turn.

“But abandoning tiny puppies like this is so irresponsible and cruel. Please, please never abandon your pet but ask for help before things get so desperate.”