Two of the pups didn't survive.
Two puppies have died after being dumped in a ditch in Offaly.
The German Shepherd cross pups were found in the Tullamore area this morning, along with their six siblings, who survived.
The four females and two males are receiving veterinary care.
Offaly Dog Shelter says the dogs won't be ready for re-homing for a number of weeks as they are only about 4 weeks old.