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      Oneida animal rescue group needs donations, adoptions

      Whim is one of the huskies now up for adoption. Rescued from a puppy mill, she's recovering from surgery to fix a common husky eye problem

      An Oneida-based dog rescue group says it needs help to stay active.

      Trooper Husky Rescue is appealing for dog food, bowls and blankets to care for the animals it rescues from puppy mills all over the country, and from other rescues that can not care for the dogs longterm.One of those dogs, Whim, was on Weekend Today in CNY on Saturday--the pure white husky came to the area from a puppy mill, and has had surgery, twice, to correct a health problem common with her breed: her eyelashes were scratching her eyes. That's fixed, and now she's being socialized more, as she's ready for adoption.

      James DeMauro, who runs the rescue, says huskies are tough to place because of their 'need to exercise' character and difficulties in socializing.

      His rescue opened its doors to all dog breeds, and other pets as well, during the Oneida floods, and now it needs help in staying afloat.

      Donations can be dropped off at 534 Lenox Ave in Oneida, or if you call 897-0845 they'll pick up the contribution.

      897-0845 is also the number to call, for adoptions or fostering of a husky.