The International Fund for Animal Welfare
(IAFW) recently announced the rescue of 29 wolf dogs from a breeder in Alaska, where they were not receiving adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.
The wolf dogs, sometimes called wolf-dog hybrids, will be transported to Lockwood Animal Rescue
Center (LARC) in Frazier Park, California, an animal sanctuary that is already home to 16 other wolf dogs.
"This is LARC's most labor-intensive rescue so far, it has taken weeks of intense work by many people and we can't wait to take these wolf dogs back to our sanctuary and provide them the kind of life they deserve", said Dr. Lorin Linder, LARC president and co-founder.
The rescue was a collaboration between four veterinarians, veterinary technicians and a number of volunteers who are working to sterilize the dogs and give them the medical care that they need before they are transported to the sanctuary.
Wolf dogs, a cross breed between a wolf and some breed of domestic dog, tend to be particularly difficult for owners to train and require special training and socialization.
"This case shows again how thoughtlessness and inadequate care results in terrible suffering for animals," said Gail A'Brunzo, IAFW Emergency Relief Officer.