Six Former Sled Dogs Up For Adoption
July 23, 2014
Six former sled dogs up for adoption at the Burnaby SPCA branch
Six former sled dogs at the Burnaby SPCA branch are looking for their forever homes.
The shelter received the dogs from a sled dog operation that was shutting its doors in Pemberton.
The company’s tenancy agreement was running out and it could not care for the dogs anymore.
Burnaby SPCA branch manager Ryan Voutilainen says the new code of practice for the sled dog operators requires them to have a retirement plan for the dogs, but in this case, it did not happen.
“The code of practice is still a new thing for sled dog operators. It may still be something they are working on,” says Voutilainen.