The BC SPCA is requesting the public’s help to find the owner of an abandoned mother dog and her puppies. A Good Samaritan found the mother dog, who SPCA staff named Casey, inside a sealed box with her nine puppies at the Puntzi Lake Landfill.
“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” said Lorie Chortyk, the SPCA’s general manager of communications, in a news release. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”
This canine family was discovered at the dump on June 5 and stayed overnight at a local veterinary clinic. The dogs were transferred to the Quesnel & District SPCA in the morning because there was no foster home available for them in Williams Lake.
Casey is approximately a year old and is believed to be a border collie, husky mix. Her five male and four female puppies are about a week old. Casey is a bit thin and focusing on caring for her babies. Staff say she’s a timid but sweet dog.
The puppies will be ready for adoption once they are old enough to leave their mother at eight weeks of age. The Quesnel & District SPCA is asking for donations of puppy pads, teething toys, sheets and small collars to help care for this little family. For donation and adoption inquiries please call 250-992-7722 or visit the branch at 1000 Carson Pit Road.
“There is help available for pet guardians who are struggling to care for their animals. They can reach out to a local rescue or the SPCA instead of abandoning them,” says Chortyk.
Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to please call the BC SPCA’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-622-7722.
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