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Nine puppies need Squamish’s help

A donation matching campaign has been launched to help pay for the animals’ needs.

Nine six-week-old puppies at the Sea to Sky SPCA location need your help.

As a result, the BC SPCA is launching a donation matching campaign to help pay for the costs of caring for the animals.

All contributions up to $100,000 will be matched.

“We were contacted by a family from a remote community four-and-a-half hours outside of Squamish,” said SPCA Sea to Sky manager Krista Larson in a news release.

“With limited access to veterinary services, they were caring for a surprise litter of nine puppies and were seeking the SPCA’s help. We knew we needed to act quickly because travel conditions in the area become treacherous this time of year. Then came the flooding and the road was washed out.”

Luckily the road was reopened temporarily and BC SPCA officers were able to make the nine-hour return trip to bring the puppies to safety, the release said.

“These adorable, roly-poly puppies will take a lot of puppy food, puppy pads, cleaning and socializing over the next few weeks to get them ready for adoption,” continued Larson. “They will also need vaccines, and other veterinary treatments, including deworming, and spaying and neutering.”

In addition, the SPCA will be ensuring that the pups’ mom is spayed and returned to her family, the release said.

The puppies will be in the SPCA’s care for approximately three to four weeks before they will be ready for adoption.

“Helping these puppies is just one example of why our donors and their generosity matter so much,” said Tess Repenning, senior manager of digital giving for the BC SPCA. ”We really hope people will consider making a donation that will have twice the impact for animals in need with this matching opportunity,”

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