SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Over thirty specialty-bred dogs are up for adoption at rescues in Salem and Centerville after Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem announced their arrival on Friday.
Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA's Centerville shelter on Cape Cod are the temporary homes for 33 dogs that are considered to be specialty breeds including Shiba Inus, Shihtzus, French Bulldogs, Doodles, and a Pomeranian. The dogs were rescued from puppy mills in the Midwest and surrendered to the National Mill Dog Rescue, according to Northeast Animal Shelter.
After a state-mandated 48-hour quarantine and a medical check-up, the dogs will be available for adoption in stages. Dogs who are ready to be adopted will be posted on the Northeast Animal Shelter website.
For those who want to help, but aren't able to adopt, the shelter accepts donations that go toward food and medical care. Another way to help is to join the Animal Action Team to receive newsletters and alerts about animal protection legislation.