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Two puppies rescued from frigid temperature just before Christmas

A dog may be one of the best Christmas gifts a person can receive, but the plight of two puppies in England may shed light on the seriousness of purchasing such a present.

BBC News reports that two newborn dogs who were abandoned in the frigid streets of Reading were luckily discovered by a dog warden. The pooches were taken to a Dogs Trust in Newbury and appear to be doing well.

"Our center looks after hundreds of abandoned and unwanted dogs every year but it still shocks us to think that someone could so callously abandon a puppy, especially in these weather conditions," re-homing manager Maureen Iggleden told the news outlet.

Officials at the shelter believe that the Staffordshire bull terrier, now named Brandy, and the Boxer-cross, now called Pudding, were originally given as Christmas gifts and were left out in the freezing temperatures after their new owners realized they couldn't take care of them.

According to its website, Dogs Trust was founded in 1891 and is the largest dog shelter in the United Kingdom. Each year they care for 16,000 canines at 17 different locations.
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