OSPCA search for newborn pups sold online; Cornwall woman charged

Ontario SPCA. File photo.

CORNWALL – The humane society is searching for four newborn pups sold online, the agency said Friday.

The OSPCA says the litter of eight Boxer-cross puppies was taken from their mother last weekend (Nov. 3). They were three days old. Typically, puppies stay with the mother until they are eight weeks old.

Humane society spokeswoman Melissa Kosowan told Cornwall Newswatch, four puppies have being reunited with their mother at a foster home.

It’s believed the balance of the litter is four pups, Kosowan said. “If you purchased one of these puppies, we’d like to hear from you so we can ensure all off the puppies have been accounted for and are receiving the care required,” she said.

An unnamed Cornwall woman has been charged with two counts of causing distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate care, and obstructing an officer in performing their duties. She will appear in court Nov. 20.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the remaining pups should call 310-SPCA (7722).