GERMANTON, N.C. – Animal rescuers in Stokes County returned to rescue more dogs from one of two homes where they claim people were hoarding at least 60 dogs in all.
The Humane Society of Stokes County and Animal Rescue of Stokes County took 10 more dogs from a Germanton home Tuesday. They have already taken several puppies from the same home.
Candis Loy of Animal Rescue of Stokes County said, “it’s very, very depressing to see dogs living like this it really is.”
Loy went on to say, “right now we are picking the younger dogs. Some with skin issues but otherwise with okay health. We are having to leave some of the older dogs though, till we can find a place for them to go.”
The animal’s owners are not being charged since they are agreeing to surrender the dogs to rescue organizations.
Loy said the rescue groups are sending some dogs to shelters in Guilford and Rockingham County. Many shelters are telling them they are too full and in order to take more dogs they would have to euthanize some they already have.
“That defeats the purpose,” said Lori Shore-Smith of the Stokes County Humane Society. “That’s the problem when you come into this many dogs at one time, is finding a place to take them.”
Shore-Smith said while they are leaving some dogs behind for now, they are leaving food and water for them and checking on them routinely. Shore-Smith said they hope to have all the dogs rescued and placed with a shelter or rescue agency by the end of this week.
If you want to foster a dog, know of a rescue group that can help or want information about adopting one of the dogs check out www.stokescountyhumanesociety.com.