More of the 66 dogs rescued from a Langley puppy mill are living a much better life in their forever homes this weekend.
Nicole McBain with the SPCA Vancouver branch says six dogs have now been adopted by new owners.
She admits anytime a dog or cat is adopted it’s emotional, but given where the dogs came from and how sick and neglected they are, there’s a little extra.
“Just given the sheer numbers we were dealing with, the amount of care required to get them into good health… It’s been a lot of hours put in by the staff, people are working very long days and get very attached to all these dogs. It’s a moment of celebration when they get adopted… and some tears behind it as well.”
“It’s those kind of moments, and getting the updates once they’re settled into their homes and in their regular life and routine. Those are the highlights that allow us to sort of push through those hard days and hard times.”
That leaves 17 more dogs that are currently available for adoption, and McBain says the SPCA is working on rehabilitating and nursing the other 43 back to health.
66 dogs all up were rescued from the puppy farm in Langley, and the BC SPCA says at least two people are facing animal cruelty charges.