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SPCA receives more than 1,200 applications for rescued husky puppies

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March 07, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The BC SPCA says it received more than a 1,200 applications for husky puppies that were rescued from a neglectful home in December.

“The BC SPCA has been awarded legal custody of four adult huskies as well as a litter of puppies who were born in protective custody during an appeal process launched by their previous owner,” according to the SPCA in a news release.

“The four adult dogs in dispute were from a well-publicized SPCA case last December in which 17 husky puppies were also rescued from neglectful conditions. The BC Farm Industry Review Board, which oversees disputes by owners whose animals have been removed, ruled that the adult dogs and the puppies born in care should remain with the SPCA.”

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“We are pleased that the board recognized that it would not be in the best interests of these dogs to return to their former environment,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager of communications, in the press release.

The 17 eight to 10-week-old puppies, located at a property outside of Vernon, were living outside in snow and freezing temperatures. The dogs were taken to the SPCA on Christmas Eve, where they were treated for parasites and medical issues. All 17 puppies were adopted into loving homes in January, according to the news release.

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The location of the remaining adult huskies and puppies is not being disclosed because of safety concerns, but Chortyk said the SPCA is working to find loving homes for the dogs.

They are not accepting new applications at this time as the SPCA is approaching the more than 1,200 applicants first, Chortyk said in the release.

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