Friday, May 29, 2009

Eskies in Trouble

For those of you who don't know what an Eskie is, this is an Eskie:

A rather dirty one, at that. Meet Max, my American Eskimo. I just read a horrifying news story about a puppy mill rescue in Kennewick, Washington. There were 371 dogs living in a cess pool of a yard; some kept in shopping carts and other makeshift cages. It took an enormous amount of effort to get volunteers to the site and get the dogs out of there safely. I wish I could individually thank every person involved. It was a herioc effort.

The dogs are in bad condition but will put up for adoption once they are cleaned up and treated. Eskimos are lively and energetic; these rescues could use a happy ending (filled with life outside of a cage) for anyone interesting in adoption. For a list of shelters taking the dogs, check and The Humane Society of the United States' website at humanesociety. org. Nancy

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