The BC SPCA is asking the public for help to care for 17 puppies and two adult dogs that were discovered living outside in the cold and snow.
RCMP and animal control officers responded to a complaint and discovered the eight to 10-week-old husky puppies living outside in freezing conditions on a property in the B.C. interior. The owner surrendered the animals to animal control who held them overnight before transferring the dogs to the local BC SPCA branch on Christmas Eve.
In order to ensure their safety, the exact location of these puppies is not being disclosed.
“It’s a true Christmas miracle that these puppies were saved from neglect and brought in from the cold,” says BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty. “We are grateful that the RCMP and animal control officers were able to get them immediate attention.”
The puppies are being treated for worms and are in quarantine. Each puppy will be spayed/neutered and provided with all of their vaccines before they will be ready for adoption in late January, 2020.
“The branch is completely overwhelmed with caring for so many animals and is not accepting adoption inquiries at this time,” says Moriarty. “Donations are encouraged to help cover their costs of caring for these puppies and adult dogs during the busy holiday period.”
If you can help these dogs, please donate to their care with the BC SPCA here.
The BC SPCA will be also be holding a naming contest for adorable puppies. Watch the provincial BC SPCA Facebook page for more details and a chance to name one of these sweet pups.