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Dachshunds deliver puppies after Okanagan SPCA rescue

Dogs were living in “terrible conditions” near Cherryville

The number of dachshunds seized from inhumane conditions near Cherryville has grown with the delivery of three litters of puppies.

The BC SPCA rescued 30 of the small dogs in late September “where the dogs were being kept in terrible conditions.”

Three of the dachshunds were pregnant at the time and have now delivered a total of 11 pups.

“The first litter of puppies are six-weeks-old, the second three-weeks-old and the last litter is now one-week-old,” the BC SPCA reports on its website. “All the moms and their puppies were taken into care by experienced fosters so they could get all the special attention needed. Taking on a nursing mom takes knowledge and patience.”

Unfortunately, three of the puppies were not healthy and did not make it.

The rest have been doing well except for one who struggled to feed and became dangerously small.

“Little Pea needed bottle feeding and around-the-clock care to help her gain weight. Thankfully, she’s been making incredible progress!”

Each of the dogs and puppies has been getting tailored care to address their needs including grooming, vaccinations, dental treatments, and specialized diets.

And now, almost all of the 30 dachshunds that were seized have been adopted and will be in their forever homes for the holidays.

The puppies won’t be available for adoption until they are eight-weeks-old.

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30 dachshunds were seized from a breeder near Cherryvile. (BCSPCA photo)
Puppies are born to three dachshund moms in BC SPCA care who were among 30 seized from a breeder near Cherryvile. (BCSPCA photo)

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