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Nova Scotia rescues finding success with the PEI Humane Society
May 17, 2021

Charlottetown – In April, the PEI Humane Society welcomed 14 dogs from Nova Scotia into their shelter. These dogs were part of a larger seizure by the Nova Scotia SPCA from a property in Cape Breton.

The dogs brought to PEI were severely under-socialized, having not had much interaction with human beings. As with most rescues, these dogs needed socialization and rehabilitation before they could begin searching for their forever homes. The PEI Humane Society has been working closely with the Behavioral Medicine Service and the Humane Dog Training program at the Atlantic Veterinary College to assist in the rehabilitation process.

While some of the dogs were able to be fostered earlier than others, several will remain in the shelter until the Humane Society team deem them ready to enter foster care.

As of today, the PEI Humane Society is happy to say that 6 of the Nova Scotia dogs are in foster care and are beginning the process of rehabilitation. In foster care, they get used to a routine, learn how to go on walks and be part of a family. 6 of the Nova Scotia rescues remain at the shelter today and 2 have found their forever homes!

We continue to ask for the public’s patience as the remaining dogs in our care will take time to work through the rehabilitation and socialization processes. Please follow us on social media and check our website for updates if you wish to submit an application to adopt one of these dogs.

About the PEIHS: The PEI Humane Society is a not-for-profit organization that operates the Island’s only shelter for lost, injured and homeless companion animals.

Mission: “To advance animal welfare protection province-wide aligned to the Animal Welfare Act, and champion best practices in prevention, sheltering, and placement of companion animals.” For more information regarding the Society’s programs and services, visit


Ashley MacLeod
Development and Communications Coordinator
PEI Humane Society
902-892-1190 ext 32

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