125 Dogs Rescued from Inhumane Conditions at Canadian Commercial Breeding Operation

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Humane Society International/Canada worked with the Quebec Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with the mandate of ANIMA Quebec to rescue more than 125 dogs from a commercial breeding operation in the Chaudiere-Appalaches region, located south of Quebec City.

The seizure followed an inspection by authorities, in which numerous infractions were observed in regards to the security and welfare of the animals.

“The HSI Animal Rescue Team assisted the Quebec government in removing and transporting more than a hundred neglected dogs from a commercial breeding operation in Quebec,” said Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of Humane Society International/Canada. “The dogs and puppies were living in conditions that did not permit them to receive proper care.”

HSI Canada and the MAPAQ promptly transported the rescued dogs to an emergency shelter in Quebec, where they will receive care, food and veterinary treatment.

This is the second time HSI Canada is assisting the Quebec government in seizing dogs from an inhumane commercial breeding operation. Last year, HSI Canada assisted the Quebec government with the historic rescue of more than 500 dogs from Canada’s largest commercial breeding operation near Shawville, Quebec.

Recently MAPAQ introduced newly proposed animal cruelty penalties, as part of the updated P-42 (Quebec Animal Health Protection Act) regulations. For three years, HSI Canada has been sitting on a special task force -consisting of experts in animal welfare, veterinarians and industry representatives-to update the P-42 regulations. The expertise, research and perspectives contributed by task force participants have guided MAPAQ in updating the Province’s animal welfare regulations.

3 thoughts on “125 Dogs Rescued from Inhumane Conditions at Canadian Commercial Breeding Operation”

  1. Do you have info on status of dogs. I would like to adopt one of them and bring him/her to Toronto. I tried to contact Humane Canada but have not received a response. Any and all info would be appreciated. My email is [email protected]. Thanks in advance.

  2. I adopted the little pap on the right. She came to me about 10 ten days ago from Quebec. What a sweetheart. Very sad, very scared, timid and horribly abused and overbred. But she is doing very, very well. Always give a rescue dog a chance AND A HOME!!!


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