"Shocked and huddled together for safety, these puppies are lucky to be alive after being saved from an act of almost unbelievable barbarity.
A gang of youths had seized the seven-week-old brother and sister and were slowly roasting them over a bonfire on a canal bank.
The commotion attracted a walker who ran over to the bonfire and ordered the gang to release them immediately.
Melanie Johnson, 32, said: 'I just could not believe the cruelty being shown by these kids. If I hadn't turned up, I think they would have burned the dogs alive.'
Miss Johnson, from Rochdale, added: 'Most of the kids were aged 12, 13 or older. But some were as young as ten. I was ripping mad and still am to think that anyone - least of all children - could do this.'
She took the two puppies from the bank and carried them to the safety of her home before wrapping them in a towel and taking them to an RSPCA shelter. "
And of course "No arrests have been made in connection with the incident."
Too hard to track them down? Too hard to solve a vile crime is it? Is it easier to set-up a speedtrap and sit eating doughnuts whilst working?