A beautiful dog and her nine adorable puppies were discovered at a dump on Wednesday, June 5 by a good samaritan who alerted the SPCA.
Not only did the owner abandon the dog and her pups at the Puntzi Lake Landfill, but they also left the furry family trapped inside of a sealed box.
Now, the BC SPCA is asking the public to come forward with any information about the owner of the abandoned canines.
SPCA staff have named the mother dog Casey, and state that the family stayed overnight at a local veterinary clinic after they were found. Following this, they were taken to the Quesnel & District SPCA in the morning because there was no foster home available for them in Williams Lake.
“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” says Lorie Chortyk, the SPCA’s general manager of communications. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”
Casey is approximately a year old and is believed to be a border collie, husky mix. Her five male and four female puppies are about a week old. Casey is a bit thin and timid, but staff say she's a sweet dog.
The puppies will be ready for adoption once they are old enough to leave their mother at seven weeks of age. The Quesnel & District SPCA is asking for donations of puppy pads, teething toys, sheets and small collars to help care for this little family. For donation and adoption inquiries please call 250-992-7722 or visit the branch at 1000 Carson Pit Road.
Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to please call the BC SPCA’s toll-free hotline at 1-855-622-7722.
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