Stray dogs saved by an­i­mal lovers be­fore put to sleep

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Fifty stray dogs in a shel­ter in Hualien County that were due to be put to sleep on Tues­day have got­ten a re­prieve af­ter dog lovers came to their res­cue.

More than a dozen peo­ple vis­ited the shel­ter on Mon­day to adopt the stray dogs, in­clud­ing a per­son from Tainan who adopted 40 adult dogs and pup­pies, af­ter news of the dogs’ pending demise was given prom­i­nent cov­er­age in the lo­cal me­dia.

The Hualien an­i­mal dis­ease con­trol cen­ter said each of the 22 ken­nels in the shel­ter can ac­com­mo­date be­tween four and six dogs, but be­cause the county gov­ern­ment has not eu­th­a­nized any dogs over the past six months, the fa­cil­i­ties have been stretched to their limit.

The ken­nels have been over­whelmed af­ter hav­ing to take on an ad­di­tional two or three dogs, re­sult­ing in at­tacks among the dogs due to the cramped space.

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