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News: Abused but ‘adorable’ dogs up for adoption

Published in the August 19 2010 issue of The Edmonton Sun. News


Abused but ‘adorable’ dogs up for adoption

The Edmonton Humane Society has taken in four dogs recently involved in an animal seizure from Saskatchewan.

Two Siberian Huskies and two Alaskan Malamutes were brought to the Edmonton Humane Society on Sunday from the Saskatoon SPCA.

They are part of a group of 82 dogs that were living in poor conditions and removed from an acreage east of Saskatoon on June 4.

“About 80 dogs were removed from an acreage. It was alleged they were living in just deplorable conditions without adequate food, water, many of them with matted fur and quite sick,” said Shawna Randolph, spokeswoman with the Edmonton Humane Society.

“They (Saskatoon SPCA) were in a situation where they had far too many dogs to care for,” Randolph said.

Two-year-olds Polar, Bandit, and Bridgit and seven-month- old MJ are now at the Edmonton Humane Society.

Polar, an Alaskan Malamute, and Bandit, a Siberian Husky Collie, were put up for adoption on Wednesday, while MJ and Bridgit still need to be checked and cleared for adoption.

“They’re just adorable dogs,” Randolph said.

MJ and Bridgit are expected to be cleared for adoption by the end of the week.

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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