A mother dog and her nine little puppies were found abandoned inside a sealed box at Canadian trash dump on Wednesday.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) made a statement saying that a Good Samaritan found the dog at the Puntzi Lake Landfill on June 5 and brought it to the animal shelter.
“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” said SPCA’s general manager of communications, Lorie Chortyk. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”
“Unfortunately, it would have been so easy for those animals to suffocate and die if someone hadn’t happened upon them,” she told the CBC.
The puppies will become available for adoption once they are seven weeks old, which will be old enough for them to leave the mother, said the SPCA.
Meanwhile, the organization is asking for puppy pad donations, teething toys, small collars, and sheets to help care for the animals.
If you would like to find out more about SPAC and their noble cause you can visit their website.
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