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One of Largest Rescues in Canadian History Just Got Bigger

September 23, 2011 by Jillian at Tails in Featured, Home with 0 Comments
Quebec Puppy Mill

Photo Credit: Kathy Milani / Vancouver Sun

More than 90 puppies – and counting – were born after 500+ dogs were seized from a puppy mill in Quebec last week.

The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food together with the Humane Society International Canada led the raid after a routine inspection revealed sick and malnourished animals living in unsanitary, deplorable conditions.

Quebec is known as the puppy mill capital Canada and North America with more than 200 suspected puppy mills.

The dogs found in Quebec include more than 30 breeds and ranged from small toy breeds all the way up to large breeds including Saint- Bernards.

The dogs are being cared for at an emergency shelter created in previously vacated government complex. 100 of the dogs received critical veterinary care and more than 150 of the dogs require daily veterinary attention.

The goal is to get the dogs healthy so that they can be adopted into the loving homes they deserve.

The Humane Society International Canada says donations are needed to help this innocent dogs.

Rebecca Aldworth, the executive director of Humane Society International Canada said in an interview with the Vancouver Sun, “

“Operating the shelter each and every day is hugely expensive,” she said. “It’s the largest sheltering operations of its kind that’s ever happened in Canada. We need to bring in volunteers from all across the country and even the United States.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do so through the Humane Society International’s website.

People who wish to volunteer or adopt a dog can email info(at)hsicanada.ca with the subject line “interested in volunteering with dogs” or “interested in adopting a dog.”

 

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