KALISPELL — Seventeen dogs that were abandoned near Martin City in late September are now up for adoption from the Flathead County Animal Shelter.
The huskies and husky mixed dogs range anywhere from puppies to six months old and were abandoned in the Doris Creek area.
One abandoned dog was shot, killed, and skinned by a woman who claimed she thought it was a wolf pup.
Flathead County Animal Shelter Director Cliff Bennett said a few of the dogs initially tested positive for parvo, a contagious virus infecting dogs, but all are now completely healthy.
He said all huskies have been microchipped, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered.
He said they are now looking for happy homes.
“They’re happy, typical huskies, they’re verbal and playful, and they will make somebody great companions,” added Bennett.
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office said the incidents involving the killing of one husky and the abandonment near Doris Creek are still being investigated.
If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs, call the animal shelter to set up an appointment at 406-752-1546.
- Marijuana sales OK in GF
- Grizzly bear injures hunter
- Refinery siren: why did it alert?
- Murder-suicide at MT casino
- Young woman dies in GF crash
- PHOTOS: 'pack' of wolverines