Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Finds 5 Abandoned Puppies Under A Mattress, Later Realizes They’re Something Else Entirely.

When you're digging around in the garden, you expect to find all sorts of things like weeds, lots of dirt (duh!), maybe a garden snake, but mostly nothing of value. But that wasn't the case for Craig Mcgettrick, a man who was busy performing a garbage removal job in England. He had been doing what he usually does in these types of jobs, but as he sifted through some junk, he discovered something that was absolutely amazing. He found what looked like a bunch of puppies, but it turned out that there was more to these adorable pups than actually met the eye.

When Craig Mcgettrick reported for work at an English garden, he expected it to be a typical day.

As he lifted an old mattress, he was shocked to find five tiny puppies that had been abandoned, but he was so stunned, he wasn't sure what to do at first. Then he and his co-workers decided to take the puppies to the nearest shelter.

When Craig Mcgettrick reported for work at an English garden, he expected it to be a typical day.

Craig Mcgettrick

Mcgettrick immediately went on Facebook and posted the photos of the puppies.

Someone saw the pups and reached out to the National Fox Welfare Society. That's when Martin Hemmington, the society's founder, got a message with Mcgettrick's photos from a woman named Beccie asking him if the puppies were actually fox cubs.

Mcgettrick immediately went on Facebook and posted the photos of the puppies.

The Fox Man / Facebook

Hemmington was able to confirm that the puppies were not really dogs at all but fox cubs.

Beccie had explained how the fox cubs had been confused for puppies and taken to a shelter in Liverpool. Then Hemmington reached out to the shelter to make sure that the fox cubs could get sent back to the wild.

Hemmington was able to confirm that the puppies were not really dogs at all but fox cubs.

Craig Mcgettrick

Paul McDonald of the Freshfields Animal Rescue has been dubbed the "Fox Man" for his knowledge.

McDonald's expertise with animals would be instrumental in working with Hemmington to find a way to return these fox cubs back to their native habitat. McDonald also pointed out that fox cubs don't look like foxes when they're newborn. So being confused for puppies was an honest mistake.

Paul McDonald of the Freshfields Animal Rescue has been dubbed the "Fox Man" for his knowledge.

Craig Mcgettrick

Adult foxes often have a reddish, almost ginger color on their fur, but these fox cubs were brown.

The brown color on the fox cubs' fur was normal because they were young, and McDonald pointed out that this is what led to the misunderstanding that the cubs were puppies, when they were in fact a totally different species.

Adult foxes often have a reddish, almost ginger color on their fur, but these fox cubs were brown.

The Fox Man / Facebook

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