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Pregnant golden retriever ‘used for breeding’ and dumped in field finds new home

A pregnant golden retriever who was "used for backyard breeding" and left starving and alone in a field has finally found itself a new home.

Young pooch Amber, just four-years-old, was found in a field, abandoned and alone, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

A dog walker found the starved and terrified pup in the field, and while it had previously hid itself away from those trying to help, the exhausted Amber was taken into a vet by the walker who found her.

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There, veterinarians found that Amber's skin was itchy and that she was bleeding from scratching and biting at the irritating parts.

Now the young dog has found itself a new home, thankfully taken in by Elly Griffith, 38, and husband Adam, 42, to live with the duo and their two children aged six and nine.

Staff at the veterinary clinic believe that the pup had been dumped after Amber's former owners, who had used her for "backyard breeding", realised they would need to cough up funds to pay vets to deliver the pups.

A total of eight puppies were delivered despite their heart rates dropping in the womb, with an emergency C-section carried out on the mother pup.

Over the course of 24 hour shifts, a total of 25 volunteers fed the puppies Amber was too weak to nourish.

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Those pups, named Bailey, Cider, Dougal, Holly, Kasper, Sasha, Theodore, and Winnie, were all "touch and go" for a time but managed to pull through, as did Amber.

All puppies have found new homes and Amber has been taken in by the Griffith family following a successful pregnancy and recovery at the veterinary clinic, DailyMail reported.

Speaking of their decision to adopt the four-year-old pup, Elly said: "We wanted a friend for Stanley after the sad passing of our other golden retriever. We have children, so we wanted to make sure Amber had a good temperament before we took her home.

"We thought she would be very scared after everything that had happened with her. I don't know how but she is so good with people despite the horrible neglect she has had.

"This criminal business can be as lucrative as drug dealing. It's nasty stuff. We really want to spoil Amber this Christmas. The kids love her, they love playing in the garden with her and we are all very excited for her first Christmas with us."

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