The SPCA was contacted on two separate occasions by an Outdoor Adventures employee to find adoptive homes for the dogs, but ‘rebuffed’ him both times. In a final attempt, an email was sent requesting urgent help, but did not receive a reply until after a few days.
The SPCA stated that these huskies were un-adoptable because of how they were raised and tethered outside. Nevertheless, an inspection would be made about the conditions of the facility, but was not carried out till February 1st, 2011.
When asked about the possible fate of around 100 huskies, BC SPCA’s head animal-cruelty investigator Marcie Moriarty commented that under the care of the SPCA, they would have been euthanized anyways.