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The BC SCPA is seeking donations after 17 dogs and 4 puppies were surrendered to them by a Vancouver Island breeder last week.

The French bulldogs and pugs, who range in age between six weeks and six years old, are suffering from various illnesses and require surgeries.

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Some were found suffering from skin issues, while several need soft-palate surgery and nasal surgery; one has digestive issues and some have cherry eye.

Still others require treatment for ear infections and dentals, and one is on antibiotics for a badly infected tail that may require surgery.

While some of these issues can be treated quickly, others like dental and emotional damage will need more time and intensive care.

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The animals were surrendered to a BC SPCA Special Provincial Constable who attended the property where the dogs were kept and found that it was cluttered, dirty, and parts of the floor had been ripped up to reveal plywood underneath.

“She did surrender the animals and has agreed not to have additional animals or continue with breeding,” said SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer, Marcie Moriarty, when asked about the breeder whose identity has not been revealed at this time.

“As that is the main focus of this investigation at this stage it is highly unlikely that charges will be pursued.”

However the woman in question is known to SPCA Special Provincial Constables, as she has previously surrendered animals to the organization.

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The 21 dogs most recently surrendered are now being cared for at the Comox Valley & District SPCA, the Cowichan & District SPCA, and in foster homes.

While none of them are currently available for adoption, those who are interested in taking these fur babies home once they have healed should email either one of the aforementioned SPCA branches.

Those who would like to contribute to their treatment costs can make donations at this website.

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