A litter of Huskies was born in a rescue center after their pregnant mother had been abandoned.
This mama dog is just one of the of many ‘wolf breed’ dogs left without a home recently. The cause of the abandonment has been blamed on the television series Game of Thrones.
Fans of the popular television show, which displays ‘direwolves’ portrayed by Northern Inuit dogs, have purchased similar breeds because captivating looks. Unfortunately for the dogs, these "owners" haven't thought about the practicalities of owning large and active dogs. The puppies at the rescue center have been named Taboo, Taco, Tacona, Taloola, Tasha and Taz. The litter of was a total of nine – seven girls and two boys. Their mother, Tala, gave birth to the pups at Blue Cross centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, six weeks earlier, after being found pregnant, hungry and homeless.
Caroline Thompson, deputy rehoming centre manager at Blue Cross Thirsk, cautioned: "Huskies and other similar breeds are working dogs and they need lots of mental and physical stimulation."Thompson spoke about the fact that Huskies are active dogs that need to expend their energy on a daily basis: "Ideally they need a good couple of hours exercise every day and experienced owners who have plenty of time to spend with them."
Unfortunately, when people adopt these large breed dogs, they are not doing the proper research into the breeds before they take them home. Thompson spoke to this saying: "Sadly, the reason we’re now seeing so many of these breeds being given up is because so many people get them without doing enough research into the kind of care they need."
Tala, the Husky mother, is suspected to have been abandoned when the owners realized she was about to give birth to a litter of puppies. Staff at the rescue center are seeking homes for these little ones.