Malta’s most adorable puppies will soon be searching for loving homes.
The five little dogs are to be offered for adoption after being found abandoned in a cardboard box.
The pups were spotted by a walker on Sunday morning after they were dumped in the Maltese countryside.
They were taken to the animal rescue hospital in Qormi where they will be checked over by vets and eventually re-homed.
Dog lovers took to social media after photos of the abandoned puppies sitting in a banana box went viral.
One woman wrote: ‘How can you abandon such beautiful puppies? People are cruel!’
Another added: ‘Poor things in this weather. I can’t understand the mentality of some people.’
‘Fortunately they are all full of fun, just as they should be, so very soon they will be looking for their forever families.
‘Following their horrendous start in life we will now find them loving homes with people who will give them all the love and care they deserve.’
Anyone with information about these puppies, and how they came to be left abandoned, is urged to contact the Animal Welfare Department in Qormi on 2292 4132.
Read more: Malta Animal Welfare Department