After being rescued from inhumane conditions, the Hamilton Burlington SPCA says 15 Shih Tzus are now ready for adoption.
The dogs were removed from a Hamilton residence by the Cruelty and Investigation Team in August. The SPCA says the dogs were very frail, their fur heavily matted, infested with fleas, and at risk for parasites. Several of them had eye infections and were poorly socialized.
Since their rescue, the dogs have shown a remarkable recovery and will be up for adoption for the next two weeks.
As far as the rescue, the SPCA says the investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending. If charged and found guilty, a person can receive a lifetime ban on owning an animal, up to a 60 thousand dollar fine, and/or up to two years of incarceration.