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Pup shot with pellets

The SPCA would like the public’s help in finding who shot this four-month-old German shepherd puppy with pellets. - Photo contributed
The SPCA would like the public’s help in finding who shot this four-month-old German shepherd puppy with pellets.
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A four-month-old German shepherd puppy is recovering from multiple pellet-shot wounds after being found near Neskonlith Lake.

The BC SPCA has launched an investigation and is hoping someone in the community has information about the person or persons responsible.

“Some individuals out walking their dogs by Neskonlith Lake earlier this month saw the puppy cowering under a bush,” says BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Kathy Woodward. “They took him to a veterinary clinic in Salmon Arm, where the pellets were removed.” She notes that one of the pellets that was surgically removed was only one millimetre from the puppy’s aorta.

Woodward says the veterinarian caring for the puppy is covering the full costs of his medical care and one of the clinic staff plans to adopt the dog.

“Thankfully, the puppy will recover and will be adopted into a loving home, but the SPCA is seeking information leading to charges in the case,” says Woodward. “It is important that people understand that animal cruelty is not acceptable and those who inflict pain and suffering on animals will be brought to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BC SPCA animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722.

 

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