Ten puppies are safe and sound after a grader operator located them on the side of the road in the Rural Municipality of Reynolds.

Last week Friday, at approximately 11 am, Falcon Beach RCMP received a call after several puppies were found on the side of Provincial Road (PR) 308, near PR 503, which is south of East Braintree.

The caller was operating a grader when he came across the puppies and was able to catch three of them but noted that several others had scattered.

Officers got in contact with K9 Advocates Manitoba and began searching the area, along with Rural Animal Management Services and local community members. 

Police say a total of 10 puppies were found. They were shivering but in overall good health.

No additional information has been provided.