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Puppies die after being thrown from car in Edinburgh

Surviving puppy
Image caption One puppy survived being thrown out of the car in a cardboard box

Four puppies have died after being thrown out of a car in a cardboard box in Edinburgh.

A member of staff was walking towards the entrance of the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home at about 13:00 on Sunday when they saw a car pull up outside.

Two men threw a cardboard box out into a nearby lane and sped off.

The box contained four young puppies, not moving and covered in blood. A fifth puppy, which had fallen out of the box in mid-air, survived.

The puppies were checked or signs of life but, although they were still warm, they had already died.

The centre is appealing for anyone who knows who threw the six-week old dogs out of the car to come forward.

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