Winnipeg Animal Services Officers rescued a puppy left in a dumpster in the 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue. ‘Rayne’, the puppy, is recovering in the care of Animal Services Agency and is said to be well enough to go to a new home.
Leland Gordon, chief operating officer of the city’s Animal Services Agency, said the eight-week-old shepherd-collie mix is now available for adoption. He reminds those relinquishing pets to drop them off at shelters.
“Don’t throw the dog in a dumpster, especially a puppy. It’s not that hard to find a home for a cute little puppy. Pets are not disposable. When you get a pet, it’s your responsibility to take care of that pet.”
Anyone with information regarding the dog’s previous owner is asked to call 311. To view Rayne’s information, and a list of other dogs available for adoption, go to www.winnipeg.ca/cms/animal.
Update: (6/14/12): We have received your messages of concern, but if you were one of the dozens of readers who inquired about adopting the forsaken pup, you are out of luck: Winnipeg Animal Services said today that Rayne has found a new home. Thank you for sharing – and caring.