Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Litter of puppies found abandoned in freezing cold in Fredericton's Odell Park

A litter of eight puppies was found abandoned in a Rubbermaid-type container in Fredericton's Odell Park earlier today. Two young women found the container. When they looked inside, they found the abandoned puppies.

Although cold and hungry, the puppies were in good health. According to a vet who checked them out, they had thankfully not been outside for long.

The puppies were brought to the Fredericton SPCA, where they will spend in time in foster homes until they are old enough to be adopted.

Anyone with information on who may have abandoned the dogs should contact the Fredericton SPCA, the New Brunswick SPCA or the Fredericton RCMP.

Click here for my video commentary.

Click here for the subsequent related front-page newspaper story in The Daily Gleaner.

Click here for related coverage from CBC New Brunswick.

(Photo credit: Rick Williams.)

1 comment:

Rob said...

I emailed my MP (Keith Ashfield), asking him to support tougher animal cruelty laws. A Liberal MP from Ontario has worked to pass a private member's bill strengthening the laws, but hasn't had enough support.

You can read about the proposed law here: http://www.markholland.ca/issues/animals.htm