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Abandoned puppy found freezing in crate in Lake Country

Kermit the Dog is doing much better thanks to a Lake Country woman who rescued him.
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November 09, 2017 - 3:09 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – A woman out for a walk with her dogs in Lake Country yesterday afternoon found a shivering puppy abandoned in a crate near Wood Lake.

Lake Country resident Brittney Mathieson says she heard barking while on the rail trail and found the dog near the boat launch around 3 p.m. yesterday, Nov. 8. He was completely alone, except for a small stuffed frog.

“(The owners) left the crate door open but there was no blanket, no food, no water,” she says. “He was terrified, shivering, obviously scared to death.”

Knowing the dog, a mixed breed male around four months old, would not survive the freezing temperatures, she brought him home, gave him water and a warm place to sleep.

The next day she took him to the Kelowna SPCA.

Kermit is an approximately four month old mixed breed male a Lake Country woman found alone in a crate near the KVR trail yesterday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Kermit is an approximately four month old mixed breed male a Lake Country woman found alone in a crate near the KVR trail yesterday, Nov. 8, 2017.
Image Credit: Submitted

Because of the stuffed frog he was found with, volunteers named him Kermit.

Kelowna SPCA spokesperson Kaylyn Robinson says Kermit is doing well but without a tattoo, microchip or tags, there's not much chance of finding out who left him there or why.

"We haven’t heard from any possible owners yet," she says. "It is unclear if he was intentionally abandoned."

Volunteers will bring Kermit to a Veterinary Clinic today for a full health exam.

- This story was updated at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 9 with a more accurate estimate of the dogs age based on a dental exam.

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