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Husky pups rescued in B.C. Interior Christmas Eve find new homes fast

Seventeen rescue Husky puppies have found new homes after being surrendered to the SPCA Christmas Eve.
January 09, 2020 - 1:30 PM

The BC SPCA has successfully found homes for 17 husky puppies rescued just before Christmas.

The puppies were sent to Vernon and Penticton SPCA shelters where they were treated for neglect and spayed or neutered prior to being put up for adoption.

Penticton SPCA manager Carolyn Hawkins says as of today, Jan.9, all dogs have been spoken for. Five of the rescued dogs were sent to the Penticton shelter while 12 went to the SPCA's branch in Vernon. 

Hawkins says one dog remains but will be picked up next Wednesday.

“It was amazing, crazy,” Hawkins says of the public response to adopt the dogs.

“We had 1,200 applications in total, 400 here in Penticton,” she says, adding it took all day Monday and half of Tuesday to sort through the applications.

“There were so many amazing applications, it was hard to decide. I wish we’d had 400 huskies,” she says.

“It’s good to know they are in good hands. They’re going to be so loved.” 

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