Miranda Brignall was driving one way when he noticed the dog sitting in a pile of snow on the side of the road. Many hours later, on January 5, when she drove back, he was still there. This prompted her to stop and take the dog home, where she noticed his injured hind leg.
How he was injured is unknown, but Brignall observed a hole that appeared to go straight through the puppy’s leg.
The determined resident packed her car with her baby and the unnamed pup and drove four hours to Prince George in a snowstorm to bring him to the Luvs Northern Animal Rescue group.
“A special type of person is needed to help and rescue. She told me she would do anything to help an animal, and she volunteered to help again,” said Andrea Sowers, founder of Luvs Northern Animal Rescue.
Before Brignall brought the puppy to Sowers, she called around the community to find the puppy’s owner. He was contacted and was unaware of the injury to his dog.
“When the puppy came in, we got negative feedback right away, ‘Why isn’t the owner doing anything?’ People attacked right away. The owner couldn’t help financially, so he handed him over to us,” Soles Say.
Hospital bills for the puppy started at $700, so the group posted a social media post on Facebook asking for donations, which have now reached $500.
The group had no facilities, but all four members, all mothers with children, ran out of homes. This is good for the animals as they are not kept in cages or kennels.
“They’re in a home where the family is loved, which makes the adoption process so easy because we really have time to get to know the animals, so when it’s time to house them, we know what they’re like at home,” Sower said.
Luvs Northern Animal Rescue is a small volunteer-driven organization and donations are a necessity for their operations.
He is young and has been found in the snow and cold with a very serious injury. He has a deep open gash on his leg.