Humane society hopes dog rescue seizure leads to regulations

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Humane society hopes dog rescue seizure leads to regulations

On August 9, Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Office removed four dogs and one dead puppy from a home that belonged to an animal rescue director. (Supplied) Animal welfare advocates are questioning whether animal rescue groups in Manitoba should be subject to some kind of regulation after one dead puppy and a number of dogs, some sick and in need of care, were seized from a local dog rescue director’s home.

"This particular situation has shaken the rescue world, and it has exposed the need to make sure people ask questions as to how things are going and that we provide support to rescues," said Javier Schwersensky, CEO with the Winnipeg Humane Society.

"It’s unfortunate what happened with one individual running one rescue, but the bigger picture is that most of the rescues do great work," said Schwersensky. Rescue groups must must comply with provincial animal welfare legislation, but are not subject to […]




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