ELEVEN puppies left to die in a freezing skip are looking forward to a loving Christmas - thanks to a Huddersfield rescue home.
The massive litter, the largest to be taken in by Marina Kennels, was found dumped in Sowerby Bridge.
The pups, two male and nine female, had survived a bitter winter's night before being spotted by police.
After being taken in and cared for by staff at the kennels, they are now thriving.
And two have already been found homes.
"They were left to the elements - it was cold and windy and raining that night," said kennels supervisor Natalie Kelly.
She believed the puppies were between eight and 10 weeks old.
"They are like little roly-poly balls of fluff," she said.
The pups were probably Labrador or retriever cross- breeds.
"They were fed well enough, they are not underweight," she said. "Somebody would have had to look after them for a reasonable amount of time."
She added: "It could just be somebody who realised they couldn't cope with 11 and couldn't find homes for them - but there are all sorts of organisations out there that can help."
Now, the litter is looking forward to a bright Christmas thanks to generous animal-lovers in Huddersfield.
"You'll always get people giving extra biscuits and chews and toys as well as a little bit of leftover turkey!" said Natalie.