The B.C. SPCA has rescued two starving terrier-cross puppies that were found tied outside a Vancouver Island home in icy weather last week.
Senior animal protection officer Tina Heary said the puppies, which are both only a few months old, were severely emaciated and covered in urine when the SPCA arrived at the Ladysmith-area home on Nov. 10.
“One of the puppies was so compromised he could only take a couple of steps before falling over. Both were extremely weak, weighing only two to three kilograms each,” said Heary.
The two puppies, named Casey and Finnegan by SPCA staff, are now in the care of the Nanaimo SPCA.
“Thankfully we were alerted to the situation in time and both Casey and Finnegan are expected to make a full recovery,” said Heary.
Charges of animal cruelty are pending. The BC SPCA continues its investigation, which depends on community donations.