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Dog rescued from freezing temperatures gives birth to litter of puppies

WATCH ABOVE: Peter Kim reports on the dogs seized by the OSPCA.

TORONTO – One of the 27 dogs found freezing in the frigid temperatures last Friday in Milton has given birth to a litter of seven puppies.

The dogs, mostly beagles and Labrador retrievers, were found outside near Trafalgar Rd. and Highway 401 by Oakville and Milton Humane Society employees.

Four of the female dogs were pregnant at the time.

Laura Mackasey, an OSPCA agent, said the conditions suggest irresponsible breeding practices.

“They were lacking adequate provisions to be outside, so namely shelters and dog houses,” she said. “They also did not have potable water at the time. The only water that was provided was frozen.”

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An anonymous caller tipped off the OSPCA about the animals and suggested there was also a donkey on the property. There wasn’t, but the OSPCA found the dogs when they returned with a search warrant.

The OSPCA is still investigating.