Sunbear Squad Tip Of The Week
This week's Sunbear Squad tip comes from an event that just took place in Canada, the rescue of more than 100 sled dogs.
Do you have neighbors like this:
100 sled dogs, 30 of them pregnant, and winter is almost here
If you care for a few dogs and cats in your home, you might be horrified to think about caring for 100 to participate in a sport. Provide shelter, food, water, vet care, exercise, socialization and training for 100 dogs? Not to mention investment in the sport events, travel, competition costs. Then, one of the males got loose, wasn't caught, and impregnated 30 females. And if each has 5 puppies? Do the math.
On Nov. 17, 2009, United Animal Nations, Humane Society International, and SPCA Laurentides Labelle rescued these dogs from a neglectful owner in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada. Luckily they were rescued before the births would start in the dead of winter. At the link below, scroll down to click on "Animal Rescue" in the "Channel" list to find a video link to Canada Sled Dog Rescue.
Watch the rescue video on the Humane Society website, click on Canada Sled Dog Rescue.
Do you know of a large number of dogs kept nearby? Make a point of driving by on a regular basis. Look for evidence of fresh food and water. Is shelter adequate? Are some of the dogs too thin? Do any of them act sick? Do you see birds circling above? Do you smell anything? Be diligent. Keep a camera and notebook handy to gather evidence if needed. I hope you won't find any problems. Most sporting enthusiasts take good care of their packs. Some are deeply devoted to their well-being.
Founder of Sunbear Squad