The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth have four dogs available for adoption after responding to several reports of dogs running loose in and around Mitchell.
Initially, the humane society responded on March 23 to the report and secured four dogs before bringing four more dogs into care the following week.
“We suspect all eight dogs are from the same household as many have similar features and are roughly the same age. All dogs came in with dirty coats, some had matted fur, one was suffering from an ear infection, another needed a dental cleaning, and all suffered from varying levels of being underweight,” said Amber Gaynor, Stratford Perth animal centre manager.
So far, three of the dogs have been adopted and four - named Dream, Hope, Maddie and Glory - are up for adoption. The other dog (Faith) is still under medical care.
“We are urging people not to abandon their pets. We exist to support people and their furry family members in times of crisis and always encourage people to call us to discuss how we might be able to support them, whether through our pet pantry program, low-cost spay neuter services, training opportunities or surrender services,” said Calla James, director, community engagement and outreach, HSKWSP.
OPP are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact OPP at (519) 348-9700. Anyone who is struggling to care for their pet can contact the Humane Society at (519) 273-6600.