Alexandria, N.H.

Wolf-hybrids rescued from remote property

An animal welfare organization said nearly 30 wolf-hybrids have been rescued from a remote New Hampshire property. The Upper Valley Humane Society, with support from law enforcement agencies and other animal welfare groups, found 40 wolf-hybrids — also known as wolf-dogs — living in 20 pens on a mountaintop property in Alexandria. Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte said one dog was found dead and another died a few days later. Another nine were euthanized because they were too sick or aggressive, and the remaining 29 were taken in by an animal rescue center. Turcotte says the humane society responded after the landowner’s lawyer, the animals’ former owner, and the Alexandria Police Department asked for help. She said the animals’ owner had been evicted from the property.