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Almost 30 wolf hybrids rescued from remote mountain property in New Hampshire

Almost 30 wolf hybrids, the controversial animals also known as wolf-dogs, were rescued from a remote mountaintop property in Alexandria in a 16-day operation led by the Upper Valley Humane Society with support from at least five local law enforcement agencies and national and regional animal welfare groups.

The owner of the animals had been evicted from the property, said Deborah Turcott, executive director of the Upper Valley Humane Society.

The humane society responded after receiving requests for assistance from the landowner’s attorney, the former owner of the animals and the Alexandria Police Department, Turcott said.

When rescue team members arrived, they found 40 wolf hybrids in about 20 different pens on the property. One found right away was dead, and a second was found dead a few days later. Nine others were humanely euthanized at the site after they were found to be either too ill to be transported or so aggressive they were considered a safety risk.

The 29 remaining animals received medical and behavioral evaluations before being transported down the mountain as part of the operation that concluded last week. Four are now housed at the humane society’s shelter in Enfield, where they are undergoing behavior modification training and are expected to become adoptable…

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