100 Starving Sled Dogs Rescued in Quebec

BREBEUF, Quebec, Nov. 17 (UPI) — Animal rescue officials in Quebec said Tuesday they had rescued more than 100 starving, chained up sled dogs north of Montreal.

The provincial Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told CTV News it received a tip about the dog farm in the rural village of Brebeuf last week.

A Humane Society International statement said the living conditions were deplorable, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said.

“The dogs were chained outside without regular access to adequate food, clean water or shelter,” the HSI said.

The SPCA said at least 30 of the dogs appeared pregnant and several had skin diseases. Investigators also found a pit containing rotting animal carcasses, CTV said.

The agency reportedly struck a deal not to charge the unidentified owner in exchange for his immediate surrender of the dogs.

The SPCA said all the dogs were under veterinary care and would gradually be adopted out as their health conditions improved.

It also issued an appeal for local donations to help the sudden spike in care and food costs, the reports said.

Copyright 2009 by United Press International

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2 Responses to “100 Starving Sled Dogs Rescued in Quebec”
  1. Nancy says:

    I am horrified. The owner of these dogs had better be ashamed, and if possible imprisoned!! The care and safety of these dogs is his responsibility. From the day each and every dogs was acquired by him. THE DOGS COME FIRST! We all have friends and contacts in times of need. Help is just a phone call away. Rescue could have done more if informed earlier. Thank you to all whom now are there with rescue.

  2. Mariana says:

    I am astonished that the owner cannot be charged with animal cruelty. What kind of law negotiates no charges for something like this. I am truly disappointed and horrified.


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