Updated: Nova Scotia RCMP rescue puppies in East Preston

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A Halifax Regional Municipality RCMP officer rescued some abandoned puppies late last night. 

Just before 11 p.m. Jan. 29, an officer found three black puppies huddled together on Lake Eagle Drive, East Preston.

"The puppies were shivering and dirty as they appeared to be out in the elements for a while," spokesman Corp. Scott MacRae. The officer looked for other puppies, but didn't find any dogs. 

The officer coaxed the baby animals into his car and then the dogs were taken to the RCMP Cole Harbour detachment, where police say they were welcomed with "some water and some love."

"A Halifax Regional Municipality dispatcher advised of a dog shelter that would take the puppies in the morning so in the meantime they were going to spend the night with the night at the Integrated Emergency Service Center," the RCMP release said. "The dispatchers had purchased food, treats, toys and they were given a nice warm bath."

Metro Halifax is reporting the puppies are now being cared for by Litters n’ Critters Animal Rescue. A Facebook posting by the rescue organization states the pups are six to seven weeks old, thin and suffering from canine lice, frostbite and – in one case – a broken tail.

“They are now safe in our rescue and no one will ever hurt them again,” writes the rescue agency, adding the dogs won’t be available for adoption until a vet gives the okay

According to the witty release from the RCMP, the "puppies are pleased to be pampered once again after a cold, painful and unpleasant ordeal."

Organizations: RCMP, Integrated Emergency Service Center

Geographic location: East Preston, Nova Scotia, Lake Eagle Drive

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  • wildrose55
    February 03, 2014 - 17:26

    This story broke my heart. Thank god the officers found them. I wonder how many more may have wandered into the woods? I don't understand how people can be so cruel. I hope Siren, Radar and Cuffs all find kind loving homes. Have they all been adopted?

  • Rod
    January 29, 2014 - 17:33

    Nice work Officer! And all that helped these three little guys.

  • Murrb
    January 29, 2014 - 16:21

    Love this story. Kudos to the RCMP for saving these puppies from the savage weather. Thank you!

  • Chris
    January 29, 2014 - 16:11

    These are the kind of things the public needs to hear more about. Too much negative media about a few bad apples among the many members of the RCMP. There really are a lot of caring members out there. This story made us appreciate how important our dog was to us for the past 14 years. She lost her battle with diabetes last Friday. People who abandon children or animals are in need of serious help!

  • wendy
    January 29, 2014 - 12:36

    Thank you so much for going above and beyond your call of duty...xo