Los An­ge­les huskies up for adop­tion

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

Sun, surf, sands, and stars – the board­walks and beaches of greater Los An­ge­les sound to us like the place to be, but for husky dogs al­ready on death row in Hol­ly­wood an­i­mal shel­ters, the heat can be hell.

But Al­berta’s cooler cli­mate sounds like par­adise to a husky with its fur, so the new part­ner­ship be­tween the Drumheller and Dis­trict Hu­mane So­ci­ety and the LAbased non-profit Hol­ly­wood Huskies of­fers an el­e­gant so­lu­tion.

The Drumheller hu­mane so­ci­ety has be­gun ac­cept­ing Siberian huskies and huskymixes from the or­ga­ni­za­tion, dogs who were ei­ther found wan­der­ing the streets of LA or were fac­ing eu­thana­sia on death row, in or­der to place them in for­ever homes in the Drumheller area, where the breed is more pop­u­lar and bet­ter suited.

The agree­ment has seen the adop­tion of three huskies so far since the hu­mane so­ci­ety and Holy­wood Huskies made the con­nec­tion two months ago.

Karma, who was found walk­ing in LA county with a belt around her neck, was likely used as a breed­ing dog and was ei­ther dumped or es­caped. She al­ready has a fam­ily wait­ing to adopt her when she ar­rives.

Or Apollo, who Hol­ly­wood Huskies saved from cer­tain eu­thana­sia af­ter he was found on the streets like Karma.

Hu­mane so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Kelcy Travis said the re­la­tion­ship is ben­e­fi­cial for both par­ties.

“It’s a good part­ner­ship, these dogs are days, weeks, or hours away from be­ing put down and huskies get adopted quickly here,” said Travis.

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