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Dogs From Wildside Kennels Raid Could Be Killed

I've received a rather unexpected reaction from the posting on Wildside Kennels, both sides being vigorously defended. While I do know that Ed Faron was...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Dec 14th 2008


I’ve received a rather unexpected reaction from the posting on Wildside Kennels, both sides being vigorously defended. While I do know that Ed Faron was convicted in 1989 I do not know if he is guilty now or not, that’s for a court of law to prove.

One of the comments left was from Emily, regarding the HSUS and the killing of “rescued” dogs. The Wildside Kennels raid was in conjunction with the HSUS. I started doing some research and I came upon an article from the Wilkes Journal Patriot that I found very disturbing. It’s a long article but the part I want to point out is the following….

Simmons said the 127 pit bulls were taken away with help of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control personnel with four vans. A tractor-trailer belonging to the Humane Society of the U.S. also was used to transport dogs.

“If the state wins the case, the dogs will be euthanized, as called for under the county’s Animal Control Ordinance, based on the dogs being trained and used for fighting,” he said, adding that the dogs were therefore considered dangerous.

This is not due to the HSUS it has to do with the local ordinance, but let’s call a spade a spade, that isn’t euthanizing it’s killing. If Vick’s Pit Bulls could be saved why should these innocent dogs, which seem to be in much better shape, be killed without being given a chance. This is how these dogs are “rescued”, this is unacceptable.

I have sent an email to Best Friends Animal Society requesting assistance in this situation. If anyone else feels that this isn’t how to “rescue” these defenseless dogs I implore you to contact Best Friends’ as well.

While we appreciate all feedback, and opinions, on this board please remember to keep it civil. We’re not children, there’s no need to swear to get your point across.

* Picture is courtesy Best Friends Animal Society, it’s one of the resident Pit Bulls.