Lynn Lake police rescue abandoned dogs

Lynn Lake RCMP rescued a dog and two of her pups Feb. 7 from a home where they had been abandoned in a dark bedroom for weeks with no food or water.

Police were notified that the dogs were in a house on Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation and the owner had been gone for several weeks. RCMP arrived to find that the mother dog and five puppies had been locked up. Two of the puppies had died and another that had been rescued by someone else later died. The three surviving dogs were taken to the RCMP detachment where they were fed and given water. Const. Lindsay Evans then took them home and gave them a bath because all of them had contracted a bacterial skin infection. The next day, RCMP delivered the dogs to Northern Manitoba Paws in Need in Thompson.

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“The conditions these dogs survived in were pretty horrific,” said Lynn Lake RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Kyle McFadyen. “When we first opened the door, I wasn’t sure what we were going to find. I’m glad we got there in time to save some of them. For a dog who had obviously not received much care and affection, the mother dog was friendly with us when we got there – almost like she knew we were there to help.”

RCMP officers are considered animal protection officers under the Animal Care Act and the Manitoba Chief Veterinary Office is assisting their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Lynn Lake RCMP at 204-356-8862 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted securely online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.ca or by texting "TIPMAN" plus a message to CRIMES (274637).

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