TEN puppies found abandoned in a box in Newport have been named after Marvel comic characters, after their very own superhero found them and handed them to the RSPCA.

The puppies - thought to be lurcher type dogs - were found by a passer-by near Gaer hill fort, off Bassaleg Road.

The five 'girls' have been called Mary Jayne, Jessica Jones, Hope, Wanda and Gwen, while the 'boys' have been named Groot, Quicksilver, Franklin, Loki and Logan. It comes as the new Avengers' Endgame film was released country-wide, by Marvel. 

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They will now being cared for at the charity's Newport Animal Centre.

“The puppies were just abandoned in a box, left on their own. They must have been so frightened," said RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell, who is investigating.

"The box was small for the number of puppies, so they were on top of each other.

“Luckily a member the public found them and took them to our centre for safety. They are not unwell but a few look underweight and will be monitored.

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"They are currently at a veterinary practice and will be soon taken to RSPCA Newport Animal Centre.

“It is just so sad that someone didn’t know where to get help and just decided to dump these poor puppies.”

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try to determine what happened to thee white, tan and black, puppies.

“I’ve been shown the location of where they were left and unfortunately there isn’t any CCTV. We are now making inquiries to see if we can find out what happened,” said Inspector Hignell.

The puppies are not currently ready for rehoming but when they are, details will be posted on RSPCA Cymru’s social media channels, along with updates.

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“The puppies are absolutely adorable. It is going to be interesting to see how they grow in the next few weeks as we believe they could be lurcher type dogs, but we don’t know for sure,” said RSPCA Newport Animal Centre, deputy manager Kath Logan.

The charity is asking anyone who has any information about the puppies to contact it by telephoning 0300 123 8018. Calls are confidential.