By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – One of three puppies dumped at the SDG branch of the Ontario SPCA was adopted minutes after the shelter’s doors opened on Monday.
Local animal lovers lit up with concern after the shelter in Cornwall on Boundary Road asked for the public’s assistance in finding the person who dropped the three pups over their seven-foot fence, and onto a patch of gravel, at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21.
“People have been calling like crazy about them, but we had to wait until Monday to put them up for adoption,” said Stephanie Lapierre, an Ontario SPCA animal care attendant. “Within the first five minutes, one of them was on its way home.”
Named Buddy by his new owner, the black and white border collie-type puppy, is the first of the trio to be adopted.
Lapierre is confident that Matty, the other border collie-cross, and Lola, a terrier-mix, will also find their way into a new home.
“They’re very friendly,” she said. “And fortunately, none of them were hurt from the fall.”
The adoption fee is $340, which covers taxes, spay/neuter, microchip implant, vaccinations, deworming treatment, flea treatment and six weeks of free Pet Watch Insurance.
For more details, call the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry branch at (613) 936-0072.