The pugs and French bulldogs who were surrendered from a property on Vancouver Island are recovering in foster homes. These dogs came to the BC SPCA Comox Valley & District and Cowichan & District branches with lice, ear mites, intestinal parasites, ear infections and various other issues requiring treatment. Thanks to all SPCA supporters these dogs received the medical care they needed and will find loving homes.
One of the pugs, Blackball, is a mother with four puppies. This little pug family is being cared for in a temporary home until the puppies are old enough to be adopted.
BC SPCA caring for 21 dogs surrendered by Vancouver Island breeder
Original story: July 2, 2019
The BC SPCA is caring for 21 French bulldogs and pugs surrendered by a Vancouver Island breeder.
The dogs range in age from six weeks to six years old and are suffering from skin issues. Several dogs need soft-palate surgery, nasal surgery, one has digestive issues and some have cherry eye. They require treatment for ear infections, dentals and one is on antibiotics for a badly infected tail that may require surgery.
The dogs came from an individual who is known to BC SPCA Special Provincial Constables and has previously surrendered animals to the SPCA. The constable who attended the property noted that it was cluttered, dirty and parts of the floor had been ripped up to reveal plywood underneath.
“The BC SPCA is continuing to advocate for breeder regulations that would outline standards of care for dogs and cats in this largely unregulated industry,” says Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA. “We are still waiting on the provincial government to enact these important regulations.”
The dogs are not yet available for adoption and are being cared for at the Comox Valley & District SPCA, the Cowichan & District SPCA and in foster homes. Those interested in adopting one of these dogs are asked to please email the branch.
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