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Planeload of stray Labrador pups arrive in Halifax to be put up for adoption

Pups being to be flown to Halifax from Labrador on Saturday are pictured in handout photo (Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

Pups being to be flown to Halifax from Labrador on Saturday are pictured in handout photo (Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)


The Canadian Press

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:41 - About 70 stray dogs have arrived in Halifax from the remote Labrador community of Natuashish.

Roaming packs of dogs have been a growing problem in the Innu community, where there is no permanent veterinarian to spay or neuter puppies.

Earlier this year, fire officials said stray dogs would be shot after a child was bitten in the face by one of the loose animals.
   
After a public outcry, the Innu band council said it would work with the SPCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to send the dogs out to new homes.

The dogs were delivered today to Litters 'n Critters, a Halifax-based rescue group, and will be put up for adoption.

The hour-and-a-half flight from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Halifax was courtesy of FedEx Express Canada, which offered to pay the costs of the one-time charter in response to a request from Natuashish Chief Simeon Tshakapesh.

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