Investigation into malnourished puppies found in Port Hardy

Two malnourished puppies were turned into the Nanaimo SPCA by a Port Hardy resident.

  • Feb. 11, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Two Siberian husky puppies found in Port Hardy were delivered to the Nanaimo SPCA eleven days ago.

When the puppies were being rescued, children at the scene told the rescuer that kids had been throwing rocks at other puppies like the ones that were being picked up, said Leon Davis, the manager of Nanaimo SPCA.

“The puppies were in relatively good condition. They were dehydrated and malnourished consistent with what we expect to find with animals that are abondoned. There were no other puppies in sight when the animals were picked up,” said Davis.

“We have an open file on this investigation,” said Davis. “There are a lot of rumours and we are asking questions of everyone involved.”

Davis is expecting that the RCMP will also be looking into the case based on reports that are filtering in to them, but he has not requested their help because he doesn’t have any new details on the case.

Davis describes location where the puppies were recovered as “a rural area near Port Hardy.”

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