Wanted: homes for husky dogs as shelter closes

An emotional Jo Judge with 8 week old Indie as Husky Salvation will be closing their doors due to financial difficulties Picture: Andrew Paton

A LOCAL animal shelter is desperately seeking homes for a number of dogs and cats because it is being forced to close due to lack of money.
The Husky Salvation animal shelter in Irvinestown has been in operation for over a year and since then the shelter has provided many animals with a loving home and supported those who have adopted a pet.  
The animal shelter specialises in Husky dogs, which have become particularly popular due to the TV show ‘Game of Thrones’ as they resemble a direwolf that features in the show. The dogs at the shelter primarily came from people who buy the dogs as pups, but do not realise how big the dog grows, and how much work is required to rare a Husky. 
The animal shelter announced the closure of the shelter on Facebook on Monday afternoon saying, “Husky Salvation will be closing our doors due to financial difficulties. Thank you to everyone for all their support you have given us over the past year.”
The animal shelter currently has seven dogs in their care and five cats who are in need of a loving home. They will stay at the shelter until they have found new homes. The shelter is also home to animals that cannot be rehomed such as 10 feral cats kittens and much older dogs that they will keep. 
Anne Mooney from Enniskillen recently adopted her young puppy, Ruby, from the centre and is disappointed that the shelter will now close. I am very sad to hear this. I got my gorgeous girl Ruby from here and she would have been drowned along with her eight siblings if the fabulous ladies at this rescue hadn’t taken them in and hand reared them.”
Speaking to the Herald, Jenny Judge said, “The closure is due to the fact that we have no income coming in, not even publicity or fund-raising being done for us and it’s all coming out off our own pockets. 
“A massive thank you must go to everyone who helped and supported us throughout the past year. We really appreciate it and wished we had much needed funds to carry on to help rescue more animals.
We have homed so many animals and it breaks our hearts to close our doors.”

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