The Calgary Humane Society (CHS) is caring for dozens of dogs seized from a Lethbridge home more than a week ago.
About 100 dogs were surrendered by their owner from a west Lethbridge home on March 24.
88 of them were put in the care of the Calgary Humane Society.
Most of the dogs require extensive medical care.
“A lot of them had some hip and joint issues as well as some dental issues, some of them quite severe. So there are going to be some on-going medical procedures for them, and definitely some surgeries as well, ” said Pullen McIntosh.
The investigation continues into whether charges will be laid.
Donations to help cover the costs can be made by calling 403-723-6000 or at www.calgaryhumane.ca/donate where a special “Lethbridge Dogs Fund” has been created.
Realizing there will likely be a lot of interest in adopting these dogs, Pullen McIntosh said people should keep an eye on their adoption page. But she said it will probably be two weeks at the earliest before some are ready for a new home.
“We certainly want to take our time, make sure that we’re giving them all the medical care that’s required, giving them the behaviour support that’s required,” said Pullen McIntosh.
“Because when they do move up to adoptions we want to set them up for success and give them the best chance of finding that forever home. So we anticipate it will be a couple of weeks.”
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