GREENSBORO, N.C. – Animal rescue groups in the Piedmont are under a lot of pressure right now as they try to save animals from the Guilford and Davidson County Animal Shelters.
Both shelters were operated by the non-profit United Animal Coalition. State and federal investigators are probing into allegations of animal neglect and abuse. Both counties have severed ties with UAC and are now running the shelters themselves.
Deputy County Manager in Guilford Clarene Grier tells FOX8 at least 16 animal rescue groups have come to GCAS this week to pull animals out.
Juliet’s House is one of those groups. They saved 66 cats and dogs so far this week; many were sick and injured and would have almost certainly been euthanized. They are in foster homes for now and need forever homes.
Animal Rescue and Foster Program in Greensboro has also taken out more than dozen cats and dogs from GCAS. They are also in temporary foster homes until they can find a permanent situation.
“This is an emergency,” explained ARFP Director Sharon Gray. “All the local rescues need monetary help, they need volunteers, they need foster homes, they need food and they need supplies.
They need kitten food, puppy food, dog food, collars, leashes, blankets, towels, and cat litter.”
Rescue groups who have visited GCAS this week, according to Grier:
Hayley Graves Foundation
Animal Rescue & Foster Program
Heart to Heart
German Shepherd Hope Rescue
Martinsville Henry County SPCA
Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue
Chihuahua Rescue & Transport
Triad Golden Retriever Rescue
Red Dog Farm
Almost Home Dachshund Rescue
Buns, Birds & Deer
Finding Great Homes Rescue
Collie Rescue of the Carolinas
Juliet’s House is having an adoption fair at the PetSmart on Bridford Parkway in Greensboro this weekend with the animals they’ve rescued. They also have pets up for adoption at the PetSmart on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro.
ARPF is hosting a fundraiser at the Jamestown Food Truck Festival this weekend at Potent Potables. There will be music, food, a live auction, drinks and furry friends at the event. Your pets are invited if it’s not too hot. Proceeds benefit the GCAS animals they are saving.