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Puppy survives being shot with pellets

A four-month-old German shepherd puppy was found with multiple pellet-shot wounds earlier this month.
Image Credit: B.C. SPCA
April 23, 2014 - 8:59 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — A puppy is recovering in Salmon Arm after being found with multiple pellet-shot wounds near Niskonlith Lake.

The four-month-old German shepherd puppy was found by a couple people walking their dogs.

“Some individuals out walking their dogs by Nisquanles Lake earlier this month saw the puppy cowering under a bush,” says B.C. SPCA senior animal protection officer Kathy Woodward. “They took him to a veterinary clinic in Salmon Arm, where the pellets were removed.”

She notes that one of the pellets surgically removed was only one millimetre from puppy’s aorta.

The veterinarian caring for the puppy is covering the full costs of his medical care and one of the clinic staff plans to adopt the dog.

“Thankfully, the puppy will recover and will be adopted into a loving home, but the SPCA is seeking information leading to charges in the case,” says Const. Woodward. “It is important that people understand that animal cruelty is not acceptable and those who inflict pain and suffering on animals will be brought to justice.”

The B.C. SPCA is asking anyone with information about the incident to please contact the B.C. SPCA animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

A puppy is recovering after being found with multiple pellet-shot wounds.
A puppy is recovering after being found with multiple pellet-shot wounds.
Image Credit: B.C. SPCA

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