A total of 201 dogs in appalling conditions have been seized from an acreage in southern Alberta by the Alberta SPCA, with the help of the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

Workers rescued Huskies, Irish wolfhounds, Malamutes and Komondors. The SPCA reported the animals were kept outside without shelter, some chained, some wounded, some infected with parasites.

“They were emaciated, starving, body condition scores one out of five for the most part,” said AARCS Executive Director Deanna Thompson. “Due to their breeds, they had major matting of the fur. We have a dog with a broken leg, a broken jaw.”

Over 60 dogs were surrendered by the owner in late December thanks to the hard work of SPCA workers. They believed they were rescuing about half of the animals in the land, but when they came with authorities for another inspection they discovered more dogs hidden in several outbuildings.

After seizing the animals the owner had 10 days to reclaim them. He failed to do so, “so the Alberta SPCA transferred ownership to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society on January 25, 2015. AARCS can now find new, loving homes for the dogs.”

Two animals unfortunately passed away since, but the rest of the dogs are receiving medical attention and will be ready for adoption soon.

To help AARCS give these dogs all the care and help they need, please consider making a donation here. They are also in urgent need of foster families.

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