Dogs res­cued from Louisiana shel­ter up for adop­tion here

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

A four-day Stoney Creek dog adop­tion event is aimed at find­ing homes for about 150 dogs, maybe more.

Many of the an­i­mals were brought up from a shel­ter in Bas­trop, La., where they’d been kept, starv­ing and too close to­gether in cages, al­most all of them bear­ing bite marks from the cease­less fights.

A Wel­land an­i­mal care man­ager or­ga­nized the trip down to Louisiana, with a team of SPCA work­ers and other an­i­mal care work­ers and vol­un­teers from all over On­tario. They cleared out the Amer­i­can shel­ter that had been plagued by un­der­fund­ing and un­der­staffing.

The New Beginnings Pet Adop­tion Event, which starts Thurs­day and runs to Sun­day, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, is at the PetS­mart at 1779 Stone Church Rd. E. in Stoney Creek. Dogs cost $400 each to adopt; there’s an ap­pli­ca­tion process and a sleep­over trial op­tion.

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