Sled Dogs in Need of Help

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Mike Ladan has been saving unwanted sled dogs for over two decades, but after spending months in financial distress, the overwhelmed animal rescuer has issued a cry for help.

sled dogThe self-employed blacksmith says that business has been bad for a year now, and he can no longer provide for his 35 dogs. The Big Lake, Alaska resident is hoping that area rescue groups can help, but with shelters overflowing, help from afar will likely be needed.

Ladan’s first began rescuing dogs after he met a musher who was going to shoot her unwanted animals. He convinced her to let him take them, and has since developed a reputation as a savior of unwanted sled dogs.

But after years of caring for them, Landan is no longer in a position to do so. Some have pending health issues, and food is beginning to run low. Landan is in over his head, and says the last thing he wants is to see the dogs in his care suffering.

If you are able to assist in any way, please write to [email protected] or visit Straw For Dogs at 645 G Street, Ste. 100-1175.