Whistler Sled Dogs to be Buried in Penticton

10/17/2012

The public is invited to attend a burial and memorial service for the 56 sled dogs that were slaughtered in Whistler two years ago.

The BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the dogs will be laid to rest on November 2nd at the BC SPCA pet cemetery near Penticton.   

The BC SPCA is planning a small service of remembrance on Friday, Nov 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pet Cemetery on White Lake Road at Partington Drive.

Official Marcie Moriarty says they chose that location because the area is beautiful and the case touched people across the province.   

The dogs' bodies were dug up from a mass grave near the ski resort town last May, and the former manager of a sled dog company has since pleaded guilty to an animal cruelty charge.

Anyone wishing to pay their respects to the Whistler dogs is invited to join BC SPCA representatives on Nov 2, or to post a message in memory of the slain dogs at facebook.com/bcspca or via twitter at #WhistlerSledDogs.

Anita Sthankiya -Penticton

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