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Animal Shelter Is Looking For Volunteers To Cuddle Dozens Of 'Wolfdog' Puppies

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We all know that man's best friend is a descendant of the wolf. Their canine ancestors evolved and became domesticated over time, and as the world began to change, so did their appearances.

However, wild wolves still exist, and they are as dangerous as they are majestic. Even though they are capable of inflicting a lot of harm, these gorgeous creatures are still highly-sought after as pets.

Even though it's illegal to own a wolf in most states, some people will breed tamed wolves with large dogs like Siberian huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and German shepherds to create "wolfdogs" and sell the puppies to people who wish they could have the real thing.

Because the puppies are only half-wolf, they are no longer considered illegal, but because of the potential profit, they are commonly found in puppy mills. Recently, one of these large operations in California became so overrun with the wolfpups that the local government forced them to shut down.

The owner had over 160 wolfdogs in their California facility, and officials said that if the number of dogs wasn't reduced, they would be forced into euthanizing them.

Luckily rescue organizations rushed in to save the little pups, getting the majority of the dogs out, but there are said to be around 60 more that still need to be saved before November 2nd. Plan B to Save the Wolves still needs more rescue organizations to step up and take some of the remaining puppies, but the puppies that have been saved still need help too.

The Pets Return Home rescue in Clarkdale, Arizona took on over two dozen pups and two pregnant females (one of which has since given birth) but they are in need of help.

What these sweet little pups need right now is love. The rescue is dealing with any health issues that they have been facing, and while that's been an uphill battle the puppies still need attention.

The rescue puts a focus on the behavior of the animals they bring in, to make sure that there are no issues like aggression when they go to their new home. To do this though, they needed volunteers. They need to socialize the dogs for future adoptive families, so they asked for help.

To the surprise of no one, they received an "outpouring of support" and now have many people to come in and snuggle the pups.

I don't know about you, but if I was closer to this shelter I'd be there in a heartbeat!

The rescue still needs donations though, because these hungry little babies are going to cost roughly $2,000 a month to feed. If you can help out, visit their website or Facebook page for more details.

Source - Mental Floss / Plan B

If you had the opportunity to cuddle wolfpups, would you?

Tanya has been writing for Shared for two years. She spends too much time thinking about dogs, Marvel movies, and ice cream. You can reach me at tanya@shared.com