2008-12-04 / Local & State

Foster Care Sought For Rescued Huskies

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - More than 40 of the 100-plus dogs found malnourished and covered in feces in a broken-down school bus at a Rocker truck stop in early October have found foster homes in the Butte area.

The dogs cannot be adopted because of an animal cruelty case pending against Phillip Brode.

Those interested in fostering a dog must full out an application with the Butte-Silver Bow Animal Services. Those who already have dogs must bring their current pets to meet the prospective foster dogs to make sure they'll get along.

Phyllis Ruana, director of animal services, says people who foster dogs will have the first chance to adopt them if that becomes an option.

Brode has pleaded not guilty to felony animal cruelty charges. Court records say Brode was on his way to Alaska with the dogs, which are huskies and husky mixes.

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