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Nine puppies rescued from unheated basement in North Okanagan home

These puppies were freezing cold when rescued by the B.C. SPCA

The B.C. SPCA has seized nine dogs, including six puppies, that were being kept in an unheated basement in a North Okanagan home.

They took the dogs yesterday, Dec. 21, while outside temperatures were -24 Celsius.

“When our animal protection officers arrived in response to a complaint, they found dogs and puppies in a basement without heat or insulation,” Eileen Drever, senior officer, protection and stakeholder relations for the B.C. SPCA, said in a news release.

“The puppies were shivering and huddled for warmth. They had no bedding except for a bit of dirty hay and there was a build-up of feces and puddles of urine throughout the enclosure. There was a small amount of dog food on the floor, but the only accessible water was dirty and in an unclean bowl.”

Those were two adult Golden Retrievers with four puppies. In another area of the basement they found a pregnant Australian shepherd and two more shivering puppies.

Outdoors there was an uncovered shelter that, again, was littered with feces.

The nine dogs were rushed to a veterinarian and are now being held by the SPCA.

They are not available for adoption, at this time, but the SPCA welcomes donations at, here.

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