The BC SPCA is asking for the public’s help to care for 17 puppies and two adult dogs that were surrendered from a property in the Interior.
The SPCA said in a news release today (Dec. 27, 2019) that RCMP and animal control officers responded to a complaint and found the eight to 10-week-old husky puppies living outside in the cold and snow on the property.
The owner surrendered the animals to animal control who held them overnight before transferring the dogs to the local BC SPCA branch on Christmas Eve. The SPCA has not revealed the exact location of the puppies “for their protection.”
“It’s a true Christmas miracle that these puppies were saved from neglect and brought in from the cold,” said BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty.
“We are grateful that the RCMP and animal control officers were able to get them immediate attention.”
The puppies are being treated for worms and are in quarantine. Each puppy will be spayed/neutered and provided with all of their vaccines before they will be ready for adoption in late January.
“The branch is completely overwhelmed with caring for so many animals and is not accepting adoption inquiries at this time,” said Moriarty.
“Donations are encouraged to help cover their costs of caring for these puppies and adult dogs during the busy holiday period.”
The BC SPCA will hold a naming contest for the 17 puppies. Watch the provincial BC SPCA Facebook page for more details.