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Homes found for last of nine little dogs rescued last month

Before and after. Lancelot is one of nine little dogs rescued by the Kelowna SPCA last month. When he came to their branch (left) he required grooming and medical treatment. Just a few weeks later he is recovering well and has found a forever home.
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November 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM

KELOWNA – The last of the nine little dogs rescued by the Kelowna SPCA last month have found homes.

Early last month Kelowna SPCA came into the care of nine dogs suffering from extreme neglect. The dogs were owned by an elderly couple and voluntarily surrendered after the husband died and the wife moved to a care home.

Kelowna SPCA branch manager Sean Hogan says three of the dogs were adopted within the first week, one could not be saved and had to be euthanized and the last of the remaining five went home over the long weekend.

One dog was adopted to family in Penticton, one to a family in Peachland and the rest stayed in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Two of the dogs, Gwen and Marian, were adopted together.

"We have an amazingly supportive community," he says. 

Hogan says rehabilitation took weeks, but the dogs are showing constant signs of improvement.

“Our team of staff and volunteers worked very diligently to slowly introduce common household things like dishes to eat from, clean beds to sleep in, and collars and leashes,” he says. “These dogs just were not socialized in ways that didn’t encourage more fearful behaviour. Can you imagine being afraid of what you eat out of?”

To make a donation or for more information on adoptions, visit the Kelowna SPCA website

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