The BC SPCA is hoping to reunite a large, friendly dog partially found in the flooded Fraser Valley with its owners.
The lost dog was found on the morning of November 28, while wandering across the flooded fields of Boundary Road on the Sumas Prairie.
“The water was pretty high where it was,” said Jodi Dunlop, Vancouver SPCA branch manager. “He didn’t swim, but it was way over his stomach.”
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Fortunately, said Dunlop, the Good Samaritans saw the dog and were able to persuade him to move into their vehicle.
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He was taken to the SPCA Abbotsford, then to Maple Ridge, and later to the Vancouver SPCA Animal Shelter where he is now being cared for.
The Maple Ridge SPCA branch initially shared a photo of the dog on Facebook with a heartbreaking appeal in capital letters: “ABBOTSFORD AND CHILLIWACK RESIDENTS, DO YOU KNOW ME?”
More than a week later, no one came forward to claim the mysterious mixed breed dog that Dunlop said is healthy and is believed to be a one to two year old Mastiff and Shepherd crossbreed.
“He’s a super cute boy,” Dunlop told Global News on Sunday. “We’re just trying desperately to reunite him with his family.”
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The dog is neutered and has no permanent identification.
Dunlop wondered if the puppy’s owners thought they’d lost him during the flood, along with the thousands of chickens, pigs, and cows that perished in the prime farming area.
“It’s just heartbreaking because he’s such a nice dog and I’m sure his family will be looking for him.”
Anyone who recognizes the dog or knows the owner is encouraged to contact the BC SPCA.
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