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12 puppies abandoned near Williams Lake now in the care of B.C. SPCA

Some of the abandoned puppies now in the care of the SPCA.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/B.C. SPCA
May 15, 2020 - 12:08 PM

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Twelve German shepherd mix puppies found abandoned in a rural area west of Williams Lake are now in the care of the B.C. SPCA until they are ready for adoption.

One of the twelve puppies at the Williams Lake SPCA.
One of the twelve puppies at the Williams Lake SPCA.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BCSPCA

A good Samaritan found the orphaned puppies and brought them in to a rescue organization until arrangements could be made at the Williams Lake SPCA, according to a B.C. SPCA news release.

“All of the puppies arrived with big swollen bellies from internal parasites. Three of the pups are very malnourished, so they will need special attention and constant monitoring,” Liz Dighton, manager of the Williams Lake SPCA said in the release.

“They are a bit fearful of people as they don’t appear to have been around humans before, but we have put a customized behaviour plan in place to make sure they get the best socialization possible at this critical age.”

Although they had a rough start to life, the puppies quickly warmed up to staff, enjoying many belly rubs.

The twelve puppies in the care of the Williams Lake SPCA.
The twelve puppies in the care of the Williams Lake SPCA.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BCSPCA

The puppies have been dubbed The A-Team and named Adam, Abel, Archer, Alec, Aiden, Alvin, Atlaas, Aspen, Ava, Allie, Angel and Alina.

They are currently in temporary foster homes while they recover. The puppies will remain in SPCA care for at least another month before they are ready for adoption.

The SPCA is asking for donations to help treat the puppies, as they require special formula, vaccines, on-going veterinary treatment, and eventually spay/neuter surgeries. Cost of care is expected to exceed $10,000.

To donate, click here. To see adoptable animals in your area, click here.


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