July 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Updated: July 15, 2019 11:40 am

Pug puppies, French bulldogs rescued from Vancouver Island breeder recovering in foster care: BC SPCA

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The BC SPCA has provided an update on 21 sick French bulldogs and pugs rescued from a Vancouver Island breeder as a part of an animal cruelty investigation.

The dogs were found with lice, ear mites, intestinal parasites, ear infections and other issues that needed treatment, the organization said.

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Some of the dogs needed expensive palate, nasal or dental surgery, the SPCA said, while others had tear duct infections and one may require a tail amputation.

The SPCA has pegged surgery costs at upwards of $13,000.

The agency said the dogs have been recovering in foster homes — including a mother pug named Blackball and her four puppies.

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The SPCA says the puppies will remain in care until they are old enough for adoption.

You can find out more about adopting from the BC SPCA here.

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