|Barked: Fri May 4, '12 6:14pm PST |
|Breaking news... a breeder Eric David Calvin (more like hoarder ) in Goldendale, Washington agreed to surrender his Shar Peis to rescue groups. Last September, when a fire broke out and his dogs had to be evacuated to the county fairgrounds, there were 106 counted. Now the Oregon Humane Society has FORTY of them! Not sure where the rest went, how many are still with Calvin, and what other shelters/rescues have pitched in.
I'm not affiliated with OHS or the rescue group that convinced Calvin to surrender his dogs (Dogs of the Gorge, D.O.G.) but thought they deserved a shout-out since so many Dogsters are in the Pacific Northwest. Bruno is supposedly part Shar Pei, so they are close to my heart and really cool dogs. They're not available for adoption yet, since almost all of them have untreated skin/eye issues. The healthiest ones will be available to adopt starting May 10th.
linky to press release about the rescue
Also, do any Dogsters know the backstory on this guy? The piece in Goldendale Sentinel (here but you'll have to scroll a bit) about the fire in September mentioned that he'd had trouble with the law re: his number of dogs in other cities and other states, so I wonder if he has a reputation...
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