Mother and pups abandoned at garbage dump

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, about 185 kilometres west of Williams Lake

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“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. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”

The family was discovered on Wed., June 5 and stayed overnight at a local veterinary clinic. The dogs were transferred to the Quesnel and District SPCA in the morning because there was no foster home available for them in Williams Lake.

The mother is about 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. The mother 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 seven weeks of age. The Quesnel and 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 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,” said Chortyk.

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to call the BC SPCA’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-622-7722. 

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