Today, UAN Emergency Services Manager Janell Matthies and 12 Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers ended a miserable existence for approximately 100 sled dogs in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec.
UAN is supporting Humane Society International and the SPCA Laurentides-Labelle, which partnered to rescue the neglected dogs. The owner was unable to care properly for his dogs and released them to the care of the SPCA LL.
The dogs were chained outside without regular access to adequate food, clean water or shelter. About 30 of the rescued dogs are pregnant. EARS volunteers are helping HSI and the SPCA LL care for the dogs at a temporary emergency shelter in Val-Morin. All of the dogs will receive veterinary treatment, food, water and care, and then brought to rescue groups in Canada and in the United States, where they will be sterilized and adopted into loving homes.
Please check back for periodic updates and photos from Quebec.