Homes will be needed for puppies abandoned at B.C. Interior dump - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
20.4°C

Homes will be needed for puppies abandoned at B.C. Interior dump

Casey's nine puppies will be looking for homes when they reach seven weeks of age.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / B.C. SPCA
June 10, 2019 - 1:52 PM

WILLIAMS LAKE - A young mother with nine new born puppies was abandoned last week at the Puntzi Lake Landfill near Williams Lake.

“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” Lorie Chortyk, B.C. SPCA’s General Manager of Communications, said in a news release. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”

The mother, who the SPCA named Casey, is about a year old and looks to be a border collie/husky mix. The five male and four female puppies were found in a sealed box. They’re about a week old.

They stayed with a Williams Lake veterinarian overnight before they were sent to the Quesnel branch of the B.C. SPCA because there was no foster home available in Williams Lake.

The puppies will be ready for adoption when they’re seven weeks old.

Casey is described by the SPCA as “a timid but sweet dog.” She was a bit thin when found.

“There is help available for pet guardians who are struggling to care for their animals,” Chortyk said in the release. “They can reach out to a local rescue or the SPCA instead of abandoning them.”

For donation and adoption inquiries people can phone 250-992-7722 or go online here.

Anyone with information relating to this case can call the B.C. SPCA’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-622-7722.

Casey and her pups were left in a sealed container at Williams Lake area garbage dump.
Casey and her pups were left in a sealed container at Williams Lake area garbage dump.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / B.C. SPCA

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile