Tom Hardy's been rehoming abandoned puppies in London

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Is there anything Tom Hardy can't do?

After transforming his body for film roles, taking on journalists questioning the presence of female characters in his movies, and reading bedtime stories on CBBC, the 40-year-old has now added rehoming dogs to his impressive CV.

Hardy rescued a litter of abandoned Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies in London on January 16 and, taking to Instagram, sent out a plea to his 520,000 followers to find the pups a new place to call home.

"New Staffies found and brought to Battersea this am in a box found in park. Look at them. I want to house them all 8 weeks old. Go see them xxx," he wrote, prompting an outpouring of interested parties.

Hardy himself is clearly a dog lover, frequently posting snaps of himself with canine friends on his social media. He also wrote an emotional tribute after his dog Woody passed away from muscle disorder polymyositis last year.

Thankfully, this latest tail tale has a happier ending, as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home later reported that all the dogs had found new owners.

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Intake Manager Steve Craddock confirmed (via Yahoo! News): "These puppies had a lucky escape. The whole experience must have been very frightening for them. It was a cold day and they could have easily got hypothermia, suffocated or died of dehydration.

"Fortunately, they were found in time and – after a drink, a sleep and some TLC – made a full recovery, and now they're charging about enjoying life with playful puppy enthusiasm."

See, Tom isn't as gruff as his on-screen persona makes out!

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