THIS adorable puppy is recovering after being thrown over a 12ft wall.

Buzz, who is no more than seven-weeks-old, was brought to North Clwyd Animal Rescue’s sanctuary near Holywell after being abandoned and spending a night in the rain.

Rescuers are now hoping a kind-hearted animal lover will come forward and offer a home to the Staffordshire lurcher cross breed.

Nicky Owen, fundraiser for the charity, said: “Buzz is so small and can only be about seven-weeks-old at the most and he has had a terrible life so far.

“He was thrown over a 12ft wall. Thankfully there was an old mattress on the other side that he landed on. If it wasn’t there he would not be here today.

“The poor little thing had to spend the night on this old mattress in the pouring rain.

“He was found by a lady who thought he was a rat as he was soaked through.

“I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him, I wrapped him up in a warm blanket and gave him a cuddle and he nearly fell asleep in my arms as he was so tired.

“It is so sad that people do this to animals. He was very thin.”

Buzz was brought in by Denbighshire Council’s dog warden after the incident in Rhyl on Thursday.

In the current financial climate the charity, which costs more than £800 a day to run, has been inundated with animals including  more than 15 puppies in the last week alone.

Nicky said: “We are seeing more and more animals at the moment. People do not realise how much they cost. People are losing their jobs.

“It is hard at this time of year because it is coming up to Christmas and we don’t want them to be given as gifts because we get them in six months. It is hard to get the right people. It is distressing when we hear of things like this. You think ‘what is the world coming to’?”

For more information on Buzz, other animals at the sanctuary, or how to help raise funds, call 01745 560546.

Yesterday the Leader reported how cat killers are on the rampage in Flintshire and are thought to be responsible for a spate of shootings and poisonings.

In Garden City four cats in one street have been found dead while in Bagillt two cats from the same family were targeted in less than a month.