200 English Shepherds Seized in MontanaOfficials in Yellowstone County Montana recently seized 200 English Shepherds from a breeder in the town of Ballantine. The dogs were living in horrific conditions and many did not survive. They are currently being cared for by the county and a dedicated group of volunteers. Among the seized dogs are approximately 30 females who are bred or who have recently whelped litters. Although the disposition of the dogs is not final until court proceedings are over, it is certain that many, if not all of these dogs will need loving
National English Shepherd Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit group committed to helping English Shepherds in need. They are working closely with MT county officials to evaluate the dogs and will offer assistance in placing them in homes when the time comes.
NESR is currently seeking donations of money and supplies as well as foster and adoptive homes in anticipation of the release of these dogs. If you can help or would like more information please contact NESR.
National English Shepherd Rescue
10602 Brittney La S. E.
Olalla, WA 98359
The NESR website has a dedicated page for information on the Montana rescue effort. There you will find media reports as well as links to blogs from some of the volunteers working with the dogs.
Volunteers are working with these dogs to provide socialization and love. These two have new names that reflect the hope that comes with new beginnings.