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2019 ends on high note for 13 puppies rescued in northern B.C.

Blix is one of 13 puppies rescued in Northern B.C. and has now found a home in the north Cariboo region.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BC SPCA
January 01, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Efforts by a northern B.C. dog breeder to raise 13 Sant Bernard/Great Pyrenees puppies has turned into a successful BC SPCA rescue operation.

The owner called in the SPCA after failing in efforts to properly care for the dogs. The nine females and four males came from three different litters.

The older pups had been living in a small dirt pen and the younger ones were confined in a horse trailer on the property.

Dudley, left, went to Abbotsford and Elliot went to Burnaby.
Dudley, left, went to Abbotsford and Elliot went to Burnaby.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / BC SPCA

“All the puppies inside the horse trailer had been living in feces that were five inches thick and had mild urine scalding on their paws,” SPCA North Peace branch manager Candace Buchamer said in a news release.

“Most of the pups had minor bite wounds on their faces and were frightened of the larger dogs barking at them.”

None of the dogs had ever worn collars and they’d had little interaction with people.

It took a lot of washing to get them cleaned up to assess their conditions and start training them to leashes.

Most were transferred to SPCA branches around the province where they have all found new homes.


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