Puppies confiscated at Canadian border returned to Detroit

Posted at 6:03 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 20:12:07-04

Eight puppies confiscated at the Canadian border last month have been returned to the United States and will be put up for adoption.

It’s believed a truck driver from Detroit intended on smuggling the pit-bull mix puppies into Canada to be sold on the black market. 

The pit bull breed is banned in Windsor. 

Nine puppies were originally confiscated, and were being houses at the Windsor Essex County Humane Society.  Sadly, one puppy died. 

Wednesday afternoon, the remaining eight puppies, believed to be from two different litters, were returned to the area. 

The small pups, believed to be a few months old, are being cared for by the I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven in Warren, Michigan. 

The dogs will be quarantined then put up for adoption. For more information, or to donate to help with the puppies care, check out the rescue's Facebook page.