Animal activists are on the lookout for a puppy stolen from its mother at only three weeks old.
Tammy Acker, a spokesperson for the Hants County SPCA, says the AmStaff pup born July 6 was taken from a privately owned building along Panuke Road in Three Mile Plains sometime in the afternoon July 27.
The puppy was among a litter of eight in the care of a foster for holding the dogs for the SPCA.
“We’re terrified for the puppy’s welfare,” Acker said.
It is crucial the puppy have access to its mother’s milk or, at the very least, formula for pups that young. It also needs guidance from its mother and socialization from littermates until it is about seven to eight weeks old, Acker said.
“We’re just terrified that it’s too late already.”
Volunteers have been reaching out to the public through social media and scouring nearby neighbourhoods for information that may lead to the recovery of the stolen puppy.
Acker said no questions would be asked if someone dropped the puppy off at a local vet. They are not interested in pressing charges as long as the puppy has not been abused, she stressed.
“All we care about is the safe return of this puppy.”
Anyone with information that may help this pup makes its way back to its mother is asked to contact the Hants SPCA by phoning 757-2000 or 798-4498. Information can be sent electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.