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Battleford Humane Society overwhelmed after dog seizure

The Battlefords Humane Society is overcapacity on dogs and more could be coming soon.

The Battlefords Humane Society took in 21 of 34 dogs were seized from a property in Saskatchewan. Shelter coordinator Michelle Spark says some of the dogs they’ve taken in could possibly be pregnant bringing more dogs to the facility.

“Two of the females are quite possibly pregnant so if that’s the case then we’re going to have two more litters of puppies that are going to be hitting us in the next couple of weeks probably.”

The facility is designed to hold 26 dogs and is currently caring for 45 dogs. The dogs taken in were also underweight and emaciated so they could not be properly vaccinated or spayed and neutered.

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“Some of the puppies should be weighing eight to ten pounds and they are weighing between two and three pounds.”

Spark says the dogs will need extra care and require specialized dog food. Spark says she can help teach people how to care for the dogs if they’re worried about taking one in for foster care.

“We can pretty much let them know what they need to do as far as care of the animals. The really skinny mama went into foster care right away and they’ve done a great job of putting weight on her and getting her better.”

The Battlefords Humane Society is also in need of toys, blankets, food and donations to cover veterinary costs.

Spark says she’s thankful to the community for opening their homes with 25 dogs being put into foster care so far. Most of the puppies are in foster care but the adults are still looking for a foster home.

Anyone interested in fostering or donating can contact Battlefords Humane Society on their website or drop by in person at 751 114 Street, North Battleford.

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