Eleven Siberian Huskies Find New Homes

By KBJR News 1

October 17, 2011 Updated Oct 17, 2011 at 8:19 PM CDT

HIBBING, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---Eleven of the 38 Siberian huskies found malnourished on the Iron Range have new homes.

Five of the Huskies have been adopted out to families throughout the Northland, six others were transferred to a shelter in the Twin Cities area.

The remaining dogs continue to recover at the Range Regional Animal Shelter in Hibbing.

Officials say a proper diet and care have helped in the recovery and experts say their fur is filling in and is becoming more shiny.

The animal control officer for the city of Hibbing says the huskies have recovered at a remarkable rate and expects adoption to continue at a steady pace.

"They are definitely a lot healthier than when they came in," Alyssa Garcia, Animal Control Officer for the city of Hibbing said. "They still have a long process to go to get to their full potential but they are putting on weight, their coats coming in, their personalities are just coming out. I think their adoption rate is going to go."

If you would like to adopt one of the huskies and give them a safe home, you're asked to contact the Range Regional Animal Shelter.

Posted to the web: Jennifer Walch
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