You probably know our new family Member Chewie was rescued through Polaris Malamute Rescue. Well they just contacted me about a huge crisis.
Over 160 dogs have been rescued from a location in Montana. These dogs are in desperate need of help. The dogs are in rough shape. There are some 20 puppies and a number of expecting mothers.
This is a call to action for donations, resources, funds for food and medicine, and of course new adoptive homes. These dogs are going to be arriving around the start of the Holiday season when Kennel space is limited.
This is AWFUL!!! Here is a link to the video/audio about this terrible situation and an excerpt.
Deputies found more than 160 Malamute dogs with little to no water and their kennels full of feces. During their search, deputies also found a marijuana operation with more than 200 plants.
Mike Chilinski faces charges of felony criminal production or manufacturing of dangerous drugs, criminal possession with intent to distribute and use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture along with a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge.
Authorities say several additional felony animal cruelty charges are pending.
The seizure and transportation of the dogs was completed with assistance from the Humane Society of the U.S., the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, more than 20 volunteers and several local veterinarians.
All of the dogs – including about 20 puppies and 12 pregnant dogs – are being taken care of at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society. State director for the U.S. Humane Society says Chilinski sold puppies – some of which were very sick – through the internet and newspaper ads, claiming to offer show-quality dogs.
Many of the dogs were underweight, had parasites and untreated wounds. A spokesperson for the Lewis and Clark Humane Society says the dogs are now resting comfortably and settling in.
Please spread the word and visit http://polarismalamuterescue.org to learn more. And please use all those social media tools to spread the word. Tweet it, Facebook it, and just plain tell people about it. If the site looks familiar it is because after we adopted Chewie I donated my creative agency to help get them a new website. Now we really have a need to use it so please share.
You could save a life today! HELP THESE DOGS!!! There are puppies and expecting mothers in need and so many wonderful Malamutes that need our help.
Update – We have had a great response from here in Colorado but more help is needed… please continue to share and if you want to start the adoption process for these lovable pups please contact Polaris Alaskan Malamute Rescue.