Efforts are being made to save the lives of 21 dogs, rescued from an alleged dogfighting ring.
In total, 31 dogs were seized by the Ontario Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals in October of 2015, three were euthanized due to health concerns shortly after being rescued, while 7 others were deemed fit for rehabilitation and adoption.
However, the OSPCA is asking to have the remaining 21 dogs, all deemed pit bulls, euthanized, after an assessment by the American SPCA concluded that they could not be rehabilitated and are a menace to society.
Lawyers for animal rights and rescue groups plan to make their case in a Chatham court on Thursday in an effort to intervene in the application by the OSPCA, while a lawyer for three of the owners say that the clients are willing, in principle, to transfer ownership of the dogs to a King City rescue organization.
Dog Tales says it’ll tale full responsibility for the animals.