Maltese-Yorkshire terrier MORKIES wait their turn to have their coats cleaned after the Brant County SPCA rescued 19 of them from a Paris-area home last summer. (Brian Thompson, The Expositor)
Remember the approximately EIGHTY-EIGHT small dogs that were rescued last summer near Paris, Ontario? (read more on this post 19 of those poor little guys were MORKIES!
They were in truly deplorable condition. In fact one of the animal workers said he had never seen such a dreadful puppy mill. In the follow up blog some weeks later, you’ll see that all the dogs were doing much better.
And now, nearly a year later these owners and their rescued Morkies came together for a reunion of sorts at the brant County SPCA shelter where they were originally taken.
“It’s just lovely to see them and the love that people have given them,” commented Volunteer Lucia Smolarz. “For how those dogs came in, in such bad shape…and to see how far they’ve come and how much love they are providing.”
These pictures tell the story – enjoy!
Photo by Sean Allen, Brant News Owners and their adopted Morkies that were rescued from an alleged puppy mill north of Paris last July got together for a reunion on Sunday at the Brant County SPCA’s open house.
Photo by Sean Allen, Brant News Brant County SPCA volunteer Lucia Smolarz, executive director Robin Kuchma and staff member Niki Melo pose with Niki Jr., one of the rescued Morkies.
The ASPCA and other animal associations are celebrating shelter dogs this month — and it’s easy to see why when you read about some of the success stories… like Jane, adopted in New York a year ago:
“February was the one-year anniversary of the morning I saw Jane’s face on Petfinder and brought her home four hours later from the ASPCA Adoption Center. I never imagined myself with a points card at a pet store, having to slap my own hand to stop me buying another dog sweater, chew toy, grooming tool or accessory—but that’s me now.
When more than 80 small dogs were seized from a private home in Paris, Ontario a few weeks ago, people were livid when they heard about the horrendous conditions and treatment these tiny dogs received.
But now, 17 of the 33 dogs who ended up at the Cambridge SPCA, are brushed, groomed and ready to go! [et_lb_testimonial image_url=”” author_name=”” author_position=”” author_site=”” css_class=””] “They have no manners,” stated Deekon, adding the dogs may have a tendency to jump up or even nip. “They need love and attention and with a little bit of time they will learn all of those things.” [/et_lb_testimonial] The adoption process will take some time
According to Bonnie Deekon, executive director at the Cambridge and District Humane Society, these dogs won’t necessarily go to first-come first-served families. Instead, she and her team will be working hard with potential new owners to ensure the fit is just right.
Although the place where they were raised isn’t technically a puppy mill, all the dogs have been subjected to dreadful conditions, neglect, underfeeding and total lack of medical care. So they will, naturally, take some time to adjust to a loving home.