There's been a recent spike in abandoned huskies and it may be linked to Game of Thrones. pic.twitter.com/qZfezLKJWg — AJ+ (@ajplus) August 13, 2017Two rescue groups in Northern California in the United States had also seen their numbers of huskies double over the last two years, it added. Peta said the huskies were being dumped when the "novelty wears off" and their new owners realised the work and commitment required to care for them.
The campaign group said the films "101 Dalmatians", "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", "Legally Blonde" and "Men in Black" had caused similar spikes in sales and subsequent abandonment of the featured dog breeds.
To anyone who adopted a husky because of Game of Thrones then dumped it because Huskies Are Hard: There's a special place in Hell.— The Foxish (@The_Foxish) August 3, 2017