First group of dogs confiscated from a Winnipeg home will be adopted – Winnipeg

Just a week after being rescued from a harrowing situation, five of the 68 dogs seized from a Winnipeg home are ready to go to their new homes.

The Winnipeg Humane Society said Thursday it is opening adoptions for dogs that are currently old enough and healthy enough.

The dogs were seized when Winnipeg police discovered them while they were at the Richmond West area home for an unrelated reason. Many of them had serious health problems, including severely matted fur.

Click to play video: 'Horrible': Animal Services rescues 68 dogs from their Winnipeg home.

‘Horrible’: Animal Services rescues 68 dogs from their Winnipeg home

Many of the dogs, the humane society said, will be spayed and neutered at WHS’s own clinic and at Grant Park Animal Hospital.

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“We have eight more in surgery today,” said WHS adoption manager Daphne Hee.

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“They’re just going to arrive in batches, so we can regulate our human resources and incoming inquiries a little better so that they are all fully adopted.”

Hee said it’s great to see so much attention on the 68 dogs and understands why people are eager to adopt them, but the humane society wants potential pet owners to be aware that they aren’t the only animals in need of a good home.

“We are overwhelmed. At first we were full, so there are still a lot of animals, other puppies and dogs, that still desperately need a home,” he said.

“When you have a dog that comes from such a famous story, it’s always a good conversation starter when you go to the dog park or a family event. So I don’t blame the people who want to… but adoption is more than the story and the fame. In the end, it’s about helping the animal find a forever home.”

In addition to the initial group of seized animals, a total of 11 puppies were born after coming into the care of the humane society.

Although only five of the animals are currently available, WHS said potential adopters should check the website for updates or call the adoption line at 204-892-2035 for more information.

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Winnipeg Humane Society works to facilitate adoptions

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