Rumours of puppies being abused near Port Hardy are being investigated

Two Siberian husky puppies found in Port Hardy were delivered to the Nanaimo SPCA eleven days ago starting rumours of puppies being stoned and hung. No evidence of criminal activity has been discovered by the RCMP or SPCA at this time.

  • Feb. 17, 2011 11:00 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.”