“Urgent Rescue Needed for Starving Siberian Husky Forced to Survive on Rocks and Twigs”

While passing by, Mathieu Letourneau and Guillaume Lefevre spotted a Siberian husky, now named “Willow”, but couldn’t tell if it was a coyote, wolf, or dog. Unlike others who ignored the animal, the couple decided to stop and help. Letourneau shared that he turned his vehicle back when he saw the weak dog lying on the ground, barely able to move. The dog was starving and in dire need of warmth.

As Willow sat alone on the side of the road, two men approached her with a Subway sandwich, offering her the only thing they had. The surprise of the kind gesture didn’t deter the hungry dog from devouring the meal straight from the stranger’s hand. Upon closer inspection, Letourneau and Lefevre were shocked by the neglected state of the Siberian husky. Knots covered her fur, patches of dirt stuck to her skin, and a strong stench emanated from her. It was clear that she had spent most of her life outdoors, enduring harsh conditions.

Lefevre made a comment that Willow appeared as if she had been in a brawl. However, Willow was not a stray canine who had never known the comfort of a home. She belonged to a young student from a nearby university who resided in Coquitlam.

The BC SPCA received a tip from a concerned neighbor who identified the dog in the media footage. The animal cruelty investigators are confident that they have gathered sufficient evidence to pursue charges against the owner for animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code of Canada. The dog, estimated to be between one and two years old, was discovered on January 31 weighing only 15 kilograms, which is significantly below the average weight of around 24 kilograms for a dog of its age and breed.

According to authorities from the BC SPCA, the cat rescued, named Willow, was in a critical condition and would not have survived for more than 24 hours. However, she is now recovering with the help of therapy and support, and is expected to make a full recovery. Eileen Drever, the senior animal protection officer at the BC SPCA, stated that Willow was brought in a very weak state and could barely stand up. Interestingly, fate played a role as only a few hours before rescuing Willow, Letourneau had been mentioning to a friend that he was looking to adopt a rescue pet since he had recently moved into a pet-friendly home. Notably, the timing was perfect, and so was the breed of the rescued cat.

As someone who adores huskies, I was on the lookout for a dog with similar qualities. Currently, I’m in talks with the BC SPCA about adopting Willow. Nevertheless, it’s important that she receives the care she needs to regain her health. Reflecting on the situation, my companion and I are overjoyed that we were fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. While we don’t usually frequent the area where we found Willow, it just so happened that we were travelling through Maple Ridge for the second time. Lefevre adds, “I’m thrilled that we could give her another chance.”

Assuming the adoption process is successful, Letourneau reveals that Willow can look forward to a plethora of exciting activities in her future such as camping expeditions, hiking adventures, and trips to the lake. Letourneau resides in Whistler, where he describes as an idyllic haven for dogs. Supporters of Willow are eagerly anticipating that she will finally have a taste of paradise after experiencing such a terrible tragedy. Willow was fortunate enough to receive adequate care in a foster home before finally finding her permanent home last March.

According to Dawn, Willow, the lovely pet, is thriving under her care. She is delighted to see that Willow has put on some weight and regained all of her fur. Dawn attributes this to the raw food diet, which suits Willow’s sensitive stomach perfectly. Furthermore, she describes Willow as a sweet and affectionate creature with an eye-catching tail. Although Willow has a tendency to lounge around, enjoying stuffed animals and family time, she also loves going for walks.

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