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Huskies rescued from Calif. wildfires look for homes in Illinois

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Dozens of Siberian Huskies that escaped the wildfires in California are now in Illinois, looking for a good home. They were rescued from a desperate situation at shelters out west.

"The majority of them are pure bred Siberian Husky--all colors," Karen Ferreri Miller of Free Spirit Siberian Husky says. "There average age is two to four and we have males and females."

All 17 of them are looking for a new home and they're just about ready for adoption. They've been quarantined at a kennel in Harvard, Illinois for a week after being rescued from the wildfires in California.

Rescue workers say they've been watching the devastation on the news and wondered how the dogs were doing.

"We found out that the shelters, which are high kill shelters, are euthanizing the dogs that are in shelters to make space for the dogs who are strays from the fires," Miller explains. "They don't have an evacuation plan. They have nothing in place to protect any of the animals."

So workers at Free Spirit Siberian Husky teamed up with California Saving Huskies and they boarded the rescued dogs until they could get them transported to Illinois.

The huskies have been here about week. They are spayed and neutered and they're all being checked for kennel cough.

 "So all of the dogs here at Free Spirit Siberian Husky are special pets. So special. Phoenix right here, was rescued from a shelter in Lancaster, California just seconds before he was supposed to be euthanized," says Miller.

The adoption fee for the pups is $325. All of the dogs' pictures are on the shelter's website: HuskyRescue.org.

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