Rescued Eskimos Need Homes

Last week I posted about the 400 Mini Eskimos that were rescued from a puppy mill in Kennewick,WA. The owner of Sun Valley Kennel, Ella...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Jun 1st 2009


Last week I posted about the 400 Mini Eskimos that were rescued from a puppy mill in Kennewick,WA.

The owner of Sun Valley Kennel, Ella Stewart, has agreed to give up the dogs even though she has pleaded not guilty to the charge of second-degree animal cruelty. If she hadn’t agreed to turn the dogs over they would have been held in custody until the court case was completed.

KENNEWICK, Wash. – The 371 miniature American Eskimos rescued from a puppy mill are responding well to the kindness of rescuers who are working to find them good homes.

The Humane Society of the United States is working to get the dogs into shelters across the state and possibly Oregon and Idaho so they can be adopted. The dogs range in age from a few days old to their late teens. Two females are set to give birth.

The younger pups will need foster care until they’re old enough to be adopted, while others may need extensive medical attention. Rescuers said some dogs had matted coats, urine burns, dental issues as a result of poor diet, bite wounds and old scarring.

Thank goodness these dogs don’t have to suffer anymore and will soon be adopted into loving forever homes. Information on adopting the dogs can be found at The Humane Society’s Website.

* Pic courtesy HSUS/Miami