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Prince George BC SPCA caring for ten dogs after guardian hospitalized

Ten malamute/husky cross dogs are in BC SPCA care after being rescued from a remote property three hours north of Fort. St. John.

According to the BC SPCA, the dogs were left on the property without food or water after their guardian became hospitalized.

The BC SPCA was able to contact the dogs’ guardian in hospital in Edmonton.

He asked to surrender the dogs into the agency’s care, as he was not sure when he would return, and had no one else to care for them.

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“Thankfully, we were alerted to the situation and our officers were able to reach the property to provide food and water and do an initial health inspection on the dogs,” said Eileen Drever, Senior Officer of Protection and Stakeholder Relations for the BC SPCA.

“Access to the property is about 150 metres from a main road, and the dogs were kept tethered outdoors further in on the property. When the dogs saw our officers approaching they began barking frantically, they were so excited to see people.”

The officers provided food and water for the dogs, and checked them for any immediate health concerns.

“Because of the remoteness of the property and the snowy winter conditions, we had to come up with a creative solution to transport them to Prince George as quickly as possible,” says Drever.

The society was able to hire a cargo plane from Upper Valley Aviation which had space to fly six of the dogs in crates from Fort St. John to Prince George, and transported the remaining four dogs to Prince George by road.

Drever said the dogs have some dental disease issues, overgrown nails and some matting, but are in overall good health.

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