HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Durham Humane Society needs homes for 31 rescued puppies

durhamregion.com

751 days ago   Article ID# 1521886
Original URL

 

Humane Society of Durham Region

BRIGHTON, CANADA (durhamregion.com) - The Humane Society of Durham Region has 31 new dogs after investigators uncovered a filthy dog breeding operation in Clarington last week.

After receiving a tip from the public, animal cruelty investigator Debby Houghton attended a property in Clarington on March 22 to find a large group of dogs in unacceptable conditions. She, along with a Clarington animal control officer, found the animals that were used solely for breeding on the property that contains a house, a barn and a large shed.

The dogs were surrendered to the Humane Society and the investigation is ongoing.

The dogs include maltese, maltipoos, yorkshire terriers, corgis, westipoos, miniature schnauzers and mixes. They were found surrounded by feces and urine, and hair so filthy that it was difficult for a veterinarian to take their temperature at first.

Thanks to the generosity of local grooming salons that donated their services, all of the dogs were bathed and groomed within hours of arrival at the shelter, and they've all received vet care.

"They are lovely dogs," said Ms. Houghton. "We're talking about puppies that are nine weeks old to maltese that are as old as four."

The dogs will have some social issues from living in unsocialized conditions, but thanks to their young age, they should adjust quickly.

"Even though their social situation was minimized they should turn around quite nicely," she said.

Some, for example, have trouble walking on a leash since it's a completely foreign task for them, and they will require some extra patience and love.

This new addition of dogs puts some strain on the humane society. It now has 56 dogs in its care and is looking for responsible and caring people to take them home.

"We want them to go to their forever home and go to home that will give them love they should be getting," said Ms. Houghton.

For information on the dogs call 905-665-7430 or visit them at 1505 Wentworth St. in Whitby.

Copyright 2014 durhamregion.com   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 751 days ago   Article ID# 1521886

Humane Society of Durham Region    Visit Website

More News

Humane Society gets surprise $25,000 donation from mystery man

331 days ago From Mississauga.com 

MISSISSAUGA, CANADA - The animal shelter has had a mystery $25,000 donation from a man who would not be identified. Photo by Sabrina Byrnes. Related Stories. Help please Financial woes cause Humane Society to stop taking animals. The Mississauga Humane Society, which ...

<< Return To Animal News

Action Center

Arctic sea ice falls to fifth lowest level on record

Action: Climate Change

Arctic sea ice remained on its death spiral on Wednesday, with the amount of winter ice cover falling to its fifth lowest on ...

Okapi-killing warlord shot dead in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The head of an informal militia and poaching group, Paul Sadala a.k.a. "Morgan," was killed on Monday after surrendering hims ...

Legal logging concessions drive illegal logging in Peru, threatening forests and indigenous people

Action: Stop Deforestation

Nearly 70 percent of "officially inspected" logging concessions in Peru have had their permits canceled or are under investig ...

Protect the Hudson River From Disastrous Oil Spills

Action: Stop Pollution

Crude-oil transport in the Northeast has been surging for the past two years, and much of it is by rail. Indeed, nearly one-q ...

Philippine Airline Busted Shipping 6 Tons Of Illegal Shark Fins

Action: Save Our Oceans

A 6.8-ton shipment of shark fins was discovered en route from the Middle East to Hong Kong, causing shark advocates to demand ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.