Planeload of stray Labrador pups arrive in Halifax to be put up for adoption
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:41 PM - 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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