All Dogs in Wilson, North Carolina Shelter to Be Euthanized This Monday

 |  Mar 20th 2008  |   3 Contributions


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Thanks to Lauren, Krackerjack's furmom, for barking in this news. If you are ready for a new furpup and live near this shelter, now is be the time to adopt.

We got notifiation through our rescue yahoo group that a shelter in Wilson, NC will be euthanizing all of the dogs currently in their shelter by this Monday.

Some of them may be pulled out tomorrow by the Humane Society which we are trying to find out now. But there will be others left.

The dogs are on Petfinder.

The shelter is: Wilson County Sherriffs Office Animal Enforcement

Phone number 252-291-8142

Here is the information from the Wilson County Sheriff's site:


Who We Are

Wilson County Animal Control is now the Wilson County Office of the Sheriff Animal Enforcement. Sheriff Wayne Gay and his office have taken responsibility for Wilson County Animal Control and have placed Major Mickey Wilson as head of Animal Enforcement. Sheriff Gay is taking a fresh look at operations and has implemented many changes thus far. Some of these include, working hand in hand with local rescue groups to find homes for the animals and increasing exposure of adoptable animals to the public.

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Animal Enforcement is committed to protecting our citizens from stray, unvaccinated and dangerous animals as well as protecting animals from conditions harmful to their well being which includes improper tethering, injuries and illnesses or any inhumane treatment. By now being under the office of the Sheriff, we are able to address abuse and neglect cases in a much more timely and efficient manner.

We house a large number of animals and due to limited space and more coming in daily, we are forced to euthanize a large number of animals. Strays picked up are held for at least 72 working hours. All efforts are being made to house adoptable animals for as long as possible but the number entering the shelter make this effort difficult. To control the pet overpopulation, all animals adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered.

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