There’s a cuteness overload at the Cowichan SPCA right now. With 27 Boston terrier dogs – 16 puppies and 11 adults, surrendered to the branch on Sunday, staff, volunteers and foster families are busy caring for their adorable four-legged guests. The puppies are all four weeks old, and the adults (one male, the rest female) range in age from one to three years old.
“They are so cute! They’re very sweet and so endearing,” says Cowichan & District BC SPCA Branch manager Sandi Trent, noting the nursing moms and their puppies are in foster care while the rest are settling in at the shelter. “They’ve upped the adorable factor here big time! We’re hoping to eventually, find them all loving, forever homes.”
The canine cuties must be spayed and neutered, and a couple of them might be long-term residents at the branch due to mange and potential neurological problems, but they’re already proving to be popular.
“We received 12 (pet adoption) applications for seven of the dogs just this morning,” Trent says. “They’re easy to fall in love with.”
While the situation is under control, extra monetary help is always welcome, says Trent. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on donations from the public to carry out its life-saving work in helping British Columbia’s most vulnerable animals.
If you can help the Boston terriers and other animals like them at the Cowichan SPCA, you can donate online or in person at 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd., Duncan.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.