Two 16-week-old puppies were saved in a dramatic rescue yesterday by a trio of search and rescue groups after locals hearing for four days straight some whimpering coming from the forest side.
“It’s day four that I’ve been taking note of them whining and crying. They’re obviously in distress,” said Emma Wilfert. “They’re howling and crying all day until dusk.”
Eighteen volunteers were searching for over seven hours at the steep cliff near Mission on Sunday.
The two adorable St. Bernard- mix pups melted everyones heart, once plucked from their precariozs perch near Steelhead.
“It’s always a priority for us as search and rescue. we would like to form sure the general public is safe,” SAR manager Dean Osen told CTV News.
The pups were apparently exhausted and fell immediately asleep in their rescuers’ arms. They were brought to a vet and were well examined. However in compsrison to how they “should” be in such circumstances, they were thin and cold but not hypothermic and freed from injuries and parasites.
It seemed that the pup’s nails were trimmed recently which leads that the dogs were dumped.The BC SPCA’s animal cruelty department was informed about the story of Duchess and Francine.
“Duchess and Francine would really like to thank everyone for his or her support while they suits life off the mountain,” wrote BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch. they might also wish to thank the Mission Search & Rescue Society for going above and beyond to rescue them and Dewdney Animal Hospital Ltd. for being there to look at them. As these two are still on a stray hold they’re not available for adoption.”