Ride Along Wednesdays
“During the morning hours of April 3, 2016 the Brant County SPCA received an emergency call regarding a pregnant dog at a Colborne Street West residence. The couple who had called stated that a pregnant stray dog gave birth to a puppy on their driveway the night before. Thankfully, the callers had taken the stray dog and puppy into their residence for an overnight warm and cozy stay. The dog gave birth to another 6 puppies, totaling a number of 7 pup…pies. Two Animal Control Officers were dispatched to attend the callers’ residence.
The Officers entered the home where they found the mother dog and her puppies in a nearby room. The mother dog was extremely anxious and protective of her puppies. Unfortunately, one of the puppies had suffered from multiple puncture wounds as a result of coming into contact with its mother.
The mother dog and her puppies were retrieved and transferred back to the shelter where they were provided food, water and a cozy spot to rest. The injured puppy was not doing well at this time and its health was declining rapidly. Unfortunately, this puppy had to be euthanized as a result of the injuries it suffered.
Thankfully, the remaining puppies and their mother have been doing great. We appreciate the kind couple that tended to the mother and its puppies before calling us for assistance! Thank you for your care and compassion!”
At the Brant County SPCA we have the opportunity to be involved in many different facets of animal welfare. So much of what we do is ‘behind the scenes’ especially when it comes to our Animal Services for the City of Brantford and our Animal Protection Services for all of Brant County.
We are certain that most of you have seen our Animal Services team out and about in the community riding along in our Brant County SPCA vans. And we are sure a lot of you are curious to know what a day in the life of these officers really looks like. Well, we’re inviting you to ‘ride along with us’ so that you can see firsthand.
Every Wednesday we will share an interesting story from our Animal Services team. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry and some will make you hug your own pets a little tighter. But all of them will make you have a greater understanding of how important their role is within our organization. So buckle up and enjoy the ride!