Stray dogs saved by animal lovers before put to sleep
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.