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SPCA looking for young pups

The Kelowna SPCA is hoping people will come forward concerning a man who was giving away puppies on Leon Avenue earlier this week.

Branch manager, Suzanne Pugh, says the puppies in question are about three weeks old and still require nurturing from their mother.

"There was an individual on Leon Avenue a couple of days ago in the area of the Gospel Mission and he was giving away puppies that were only about three weeks old...their eyes were barely open," says Pugh.

"There was a group of individuals from out of town that are probably working in the orchards that took maybe three of them. Then my understanding is he may have left the rest in a bag just outside the Gospel Mission."

Pugh says the SPCA isn't trying to come down on the man who was giving the puppies away or those who graciously took one of the animals.

"It's such a critical development stage and we are just asking if someone has one of the puppies or knows where they are we can help out for sure. They are only three weeks old.

We just need to make sure they are getting the proper care and we can help provide that. We can provide foster homes if we need to."

One Castanet reader says he ran into an older gentleman outside Whiski-Jacks Pub in West Kelowna Monday night.

The man claimed five puppies had been abandoned in downtown Kelowna.

He took one and other people took the rest.

If you have any information, contact the Kelowna SPCA at 250-861-7722.

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