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Humane society packed with puppies looking for new homes

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Winnipeg Humane Society staffers show off with three of the 17 puppies up for adoption. Benjamin MacLeod holds Sedona, (from left) Laina Hughes cuddles Lenny and Kristina Graham snuggles Sully.

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Winnipeg Humane Society staffers show off with three of the 17 puppies up for adoption. Benjamin MacLeod holds Sedona, (from left) Laina Hughes cuddles Lenny and Kristina Graham snuggles Sully. Photo Store

‘Happiness is a Warm Puppy’ - as Charles Schultz said in his book about Snoopy - and the good folks at the Winnipeg Humane Society would like to remind you that this is true.

Especially right now when the WHS is packed with puppies.

"It happened to be that 17 puppies came back to us from foster care all at the same time. So we are filled with puppies right now!" said Laina Hughes, the WHS communications coordinator. "It’s unusual for us to have this many puppies at one time. Typically, we’d only have half as many at one time. They’re all so cute, we hope they’ll all get adopted right away."

The puppies are all about two months old and are strays or were surrendered.

Among the 17 puppies are three terrier mixes, three beagle mixes, six shepherd mixes, four lab mixes and one husky mix.

Hughes said the puppies are from several litters, some brought in with the mother dog, and some found alone.

"The one that is a husky mix, his name is Lenny, and he came in from Berens River First Nation. He was one of five puppies who were brought in. The people who found them weren’t able to care for them so they came to us," Hughes said, noting four of his litter mates have been adopted.

She said half the puppies were from Winnipeg while the other puppies came from Peguis and Cross Lake First Nations.

All dogs adopted from the WHS have been examined for health issues by a veterinarian, have been spayed or neutered, have received their first vaccinations, ear identification tattoos and City of Winnipeg dog licences among other supports. For more information on adoption fees, call 204-982-2035.

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

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