Officials with the BC SPCA said they are hoping animal lovers will rally to help six eight-week-old German Shepherd puppies who were recently found abandoned in a “remote area” near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, after a passerby heard the puppies’ cries and alerted the organization.
“The poor little pups were in rough shape,” said BC SPCA spokesperson Lorie Chortyk. “They were undernourished, with eyes crusted shut with infection when they were rescued, but they were still wagging their tails and were so sweet.”
Chortyk said the puppies were suffering from severe demodex mange, secondary skin infections, conjunctivitis, ear infections, and worms and were infested with fleas. Four of the puppies will require entropion surgery to repair abnormalities in their eyelids, with two of the puppies requiring surgery in both eyes.
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“The puppies have been receiving antibiotics and have been bathed daily for their mange, along with other medical treatments,” said Chortyk. “They are now recovering in foster homes and are doing well.”
Despite their current physical state, Chortyk said the puppies are “happy, energetic, and well-behaved.”
The care costs for the six puppies is expected to exceed $4,000. If you can help them, and other animals in need, please donate today.
Chortyk noted that puppies will need several weeks to recover and are not up for adoption at this time.