California animal shelters say rise in huskies due to 'Game of Thrones' fans

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Looks like the show "Game of Thrones" is causing frustration again, and this time it's not just for the fans. 

Two California animal shelters say they're seeing a spike in huskies -- and they believe it's because of Game of Thrones, according to KSBW

"A lot of huskies and husky mixes have been coming in," Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter general manager Melanie Sobel told the NBC affiliate.

Sobel says the shelter has about six husky or husky mixed dogs -- that's the most they've ever seen at one time. 

KSBW reports that this trend isn't just being seen in California, but all across the country.

The "Game of Thrones" stars even spoke out against adopting dogs as an impulse buy.  

In April, Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn in the series, did a video with PETA where he said in part: 

"Animal shelters around are reporting a surge in the number of abandoned huskies because the casual acquirers, who bought the dogs on a whim, fail to take into consideration the time, patience, and money required to care for the animal."


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