Maj. Jim Barrett and Sgt. Bobby Billard rescued a pair of pups in a remote area while on route to a field training. The dogs were delivered to Kelowna Dog Control and have been reunited with their owners.

Maj. Jim Barrett and Sgt. Bobby Billard rescued a pair of pups in a remote area while on route to a field training. The dogs were delivered to Kelowna Dog Control and have been reunited with their owners.

Cadets rescue puppies

Cadets got a couple of unexpected visitors while training in a remote area earlier this week.

Cadets got a couple of unexpected visitors while training in a remote area earlier this week.

Two small pups ran out from the bush onto the road to greet the alpha cadets and staff, who were deploying to the field for a three-day exercise on the Thompson Plateau in the Winfield area.

There were no houses nearby and the pups, that appeared about three months old, were happy to have company.

“Both pups were in good condition, appeared well cared for, and were very affectionate,” said Major Jim Barrett.

The pups were delivered to the centre’s Range Control, who passed them on to Dog Control in Kelowna, where it was hoped that they would be reunited with their owners.

Kelowna Dog Control confirms that the puppies have gone back to their owners.