Twelve miniature poodles ranging from 2 to 10 years old were removed recently from a home in North Bay and brought to the OHS. The OHS worked with the North Bay Humane Society when the owner was unable to care for the dogs and refused to surrender them in her area. Already crowded, the OHS was able to find a small, quiet, space where the poodles could be together and recuperate from their journey prior to moving into foster care.
Unfortunately, not all of the poodles were in good health and temperament — three of the animals were euthanized and the remaining dogs were placed in foster care as soon as possible. The nine poodles have been named after Santa's reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolf. When they have gained enough weight, medical procedures such as extensive dental work, spaying and neutering, and vaccinations, will be performed.