Today, February 9, 2009, in South Bend, Indiana, we were successful in releasing 3 young dogs from a rescue/shelter. These are the three that we lost track of in the last rescue three weeks ago. There were supposed to be 11 dogs but only 8 were at the Ohio mill. So a couple of weeks later, we find that these lost three are sitting in a kennel in Indiana.
They are 2 females and 1 male, approximately 1 1⁄2 yrs. of age. The Jen at the kennel said they were like little lambs, just following her all over. Originally they were part of Junior Horton’s puppy manufacturing business but were traded to the Amish Ohio mill where we rescued the other eight. We have anticipated that these dogs would be in very poor condition, but I am pleased to say that they are apparently loving and happy and very sweet natured. One girl is quite small, the other normal size and the boy is quite large. They have horrible haircuts but no ear or eye infections visible. Their vet visit this week will tell us more.
These dogs are on their way to foster care in Michigan where they will be vetted and readied for transport. There are three foster-to-adopt homes here in Alberta where the dogs will reside and be evaluated. If they fit with the existing dogs in these homes, they will stay. If not, they will be posted on the web site for adoption.
Many thanks to Bill Moyer of Hillsdale Michigan who didn’t know me from a hole in the wall, but gladly volunteered to pick up the dogs when I called him after researching Kerry people close by. Brian Gibson of Ontario will be bringing the dogs into Canada for us. Brian is a tireless volunteer for the Foundation and is always willing to jump in his car to help a Kerry. Once again, we are overwhelmed with the wonderful people who step up to assist a Kerry in need. Bless you!