Husky Dogs Rescued By Local Groups


Over 30 Husky dogs have been rescued from poor conditions at an Adams County breeding facility. On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the Humane Society of Adams County received a call from local authorities about a property in Adams County with over thirty purebred Husky dogs receiving alleged inadequate care, in an apparent puppy production operation. 

The dogs, ranging in age from a few months old to over 10 years old, were surrendered to authorities because one of the owners of the dogs wished to get them out of their current bad conditions.  HSAC is working with the Adams County Dog & Kennel Department and local authorities to help secure donations and shelter for the animals. Male and female Huskies were housed together at the property, so some of the females may currently be pregnant. Male and female animals as old as 10 years were being housed together in pairs, an advanced age that can be risky to females giving birth. 

HSAC volunteer Jeff Berry works to groom one of the animals.  Photo: HSAC 

The HSAC is sharing funds with the Adams County Dog & Kennel Department to help cover the care and veterinary expenses for the animals, which are in varying degrees of health. One animal has a badly broken front leg that healed improperly due to a lack of medical care. Another dog will likely require surgery to remove a diseased eye. All suspects in this case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Humane Society of Adams County wants to remind pet owners that pet overpopulation is an enormous problem throughout Adams County. The Humane Society of Adams County and other local rescue organizations work tirelessly to try to provide options for local residents to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs in our community. Pets adopted from HSAC are sterilized. Lost and found animals are posted and shared on local Facebook pages such as Adams County Lost and Found Animals and the Humane Society’s page.  

According to HSAC, the animal shelter in West Union is an “adoption guarantee” facility, which means that animals will not be euthanized just to make space for new animals. Foster homes can help reduce the burden on the shelter by allowing pets to go to private homes until they are ready for adoption. To apply to foster a Husky, or any other animal, please visit and fill out a Foster Form. Foster families are typically given the first choice to adopt the animal in their care.

Donations to help fund the care of the Huskies are greatly appreciated. Donate securely online at Checks for the Huskies may be sent to HSAC, P.O. Box 245, West Union, Ohio 45693. Please write “Huskies” on the memo line. HSAC is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax-deductible.

For more information about the Humane Society of Adams County, please call the shelter at 937-544-8585 or email 

For more information about the Adams County Dog & Kennel Department, please call 937-544-2431.


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