Pregnant Dog left out in -35

December 8th, 2010 at 3:55 am EST

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed

Re: Pregnant Dog left out in -35


Good morning to you and ALL of the members of your family.

It's currently snowing outside, and I'll be out shoveling
soon...especially now that I have extra time on my hands :-)

This is a disturbing story from CBC news, but also amazing as a
puppy survived.

Man charged with animal cruelty after leaving pregnant dog outside
in -35 C

A two-week-old puppy is in the care of a Yellowknife animal
hospital after it was rescued from temperatures below –35 C in
Whati, N.W.T., in what police say is a case of animal cruelty.

RCMP say Anthony Bishop, 39, had pushed the puppy's mother out of
his home, even though she was in labour at the time. The adult dog
and most of its litter froze to death, except for the one puppy.

Bishop has been charged with one count of animal cruelty and one
count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Puppy is doing well

The puppy, now named Yuki, lost part of its nose to frostbite but
otherwise seems to be doing fine, say staff at the animal hospital.
Yuki the puppy is bottle-fed by staff at the Great Slave Animal
Hospital in Yellowknife.Yuki the puppy is bottle-fed by staff at
the Great Slave Animal Hospital in Yellowknife. (CBC)

"We were amazed that she survived because the rest of the litter
actually didn't," said Ashley Woodfine, a receptionist at the
animal hospital. "We were just so happy that she was the sole
survivor. She's very sweet."

Since the puppy is too young to be without its mother, hospital
staff are bottle-feeding it, helping it go to the bathroom and
generally keeping a close eye on it.


P.S. Whati, a remote community of about 500, is located 167
kilometres north of Yellowknife.

The SPCA here is currently borrowing space, as they do not have
their own animal shelter. They are vying for funding, and YOU can
help by voting for them here:

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Best Wishes,

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