Fearing for their safety, the Ontario SPCA is seeking four boxer-mix puppies that were allegedly sold online by a Cornwall woman while they were just days old.
Four other puppies from the same litter have been found and the society asks that anyone with information to come forward immediately, noting “we are very concerned for the welfare of these puppies.”
“If you purchased one of these puppies, we’d like to hear from you so we can ensure all of the puppies have been accounted for and are receiving the care required,” said senior inspector Bonnie Bishop.
The OSPCA alleges that the puppies were taken from their mother on Nov. 3 when they were three days old and advertised for sale online.
The Cornwall woman is charged with two counts of causing distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate care and obstructing an officer in performing their duties.
She appears in Provincial Offences Court in Cornwall Nov. 20.
Anyone with information about the puppies’ whereabouts or with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call the Ontario SPCA’s animal cruelty hotline at 310-7722.
The OSPCA says that puppies are not developmentally ready to leave their mother and litter-mates until they’re about eight weeks old.
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