(IMAGE CREDIT: BCWILDFIRE FACEBOOK)

Puppies picked up by BC Wildfire crew to be returned to family

They were just leaving the Monashee Complex of fires when they found the cutest creatures.

The puppies that a BC Wildfire crew found on their way back from battling a blaze in the North Okanagan will soon be home with their family.

Fire information officer Kyla Fraser said they will be turned over the SPCA today and a person who has identified herself as their owner will likely be there to pick them up.

The dogs were found Sunday by firefighters on their way back from trying to douse a fire in the Monashee Fire Complex.

“They didn’t see any nearby houses or properties, so they called the RCMP who told them to take the dogs with them and they did,” said Fraser.

“We have since had someone come forward saying they were her dogs.”

Wildfire crews had the intention to take the pups to the SPCA right away, but it was closed on Sunday and Monday so they’ve had to keep them until they opened to ensure they went home to the right person. When a woman called for the dogs, they asked her to contact the RCMP, just to be safe.

“Our crews had no malicious intent when taking the puppies…” said Fraser. “They were just genuinely concerned for their well-being, and were doing what they were advised to do and what they thought was best given the situation.”

The situation, which was first lauded for its cuteness, is not without controversy. Some reports have questioned whether the firefighters were in the wrong or had mal-intent. That’s something Fraser said couldn’t be further from the truth.

“While heading back from working on a fire in the Monashee Complex in the Kamloops Fire Centre, this Initial Attack Crew found a group of lost puppies on the side of the road,” reads the original post.

“After contacting local authorities, and determining that there were no houses or properties nearby that the dogs could have wandered from, the crew decided to bring the pups back with them. They are now being well fed and cared for, and the SPCA has been contacted.”

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaNewsKat
kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Proposal could see Haisla reserve double in size

Ellis Ross says waterfront development would be ideal

Kitimat CDC benefits from special technology for special kids

“The kids participate now where they didn’t before.”

Home care declines as B.C. senior population grows, advocate says

More deferring property tax, using rent subsidy to stay at home

Student rangers sought for Terrace

Young adults interested in student ranger program have until Feb. 24 to apply

Skeena Sawmills audit good overall, but fault found in tree planting

Violation only issue discovered in Forest Practices Board report

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Most Read