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Burned puppy up for adoption

Posted November 9, 2010

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— A puppy in Fayetteville, who authorities say was burned by his owner in July, is ready to be adopted, Cumberland County officials announced Tuesday.

The pit bill, named Red, was was 9 weeks old when he suffered burns, singe marks, blisters and gashes along his left hip and leg.

Tony Brian Knolle, 24, was accused of setting the dog on fire, following a dispute with his wife. He was charged with felony animal cruelty.

Animal Services has been given permission to put Red up for adoption, with the restriction that he may need to be brought in as evidence in the felony cruelty court case against Knolle, according to Animal Services Director John Lauby.

A drawing to select Red’s new owner will be held on the morning of Nov. 24 at the Cumberland County animal shelter.

"As with all the other pets they adopt out, Animal Services will try to make sure to the best of their ability that Red goes to a good home," said Cumberland County spokeswoman Sally Shutt. "Animal Services expects all pet owners to comply with the code provisions regarding the proper treatment of animals."

Red will be ready to go home that day with his new owners, just in time for Thanksgiving, county officials said in a news release.

Anyone interested in adopting Red can enter the drawing by e-mailing ccac@co.cumberland.nc.us. Please put “Adoption Drawing Entry” in the subject line, and provide name, address and phone number.

Those interested may also drop by the shelter at 4704 Corporation Drive during adoption hours to enter the drawing and see the other animals available to good homes. Adoption hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The fee to adopt Red is $58, which covers the cost of neutering, rabies vaccination, micro-chipping and the county license fee.

 

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  • iamlauraquebbemann Nov 9, 2010

    So sad and tragic. Laura Quebbemann

  • ForTheLoveOf Nov 9, 2010

    Wish I had the space to adopt the guy.

  • JAT Nov 9, 2010

    it's so nice to see that the the Golo'ers have determined that all the research done on pit bulls, their demeanor and genetic makeup is full of malarkey. Let me go tell all the researchers that their results aren't true.

  • Qwerty27807 Nov 9, 2010

    Hundreds, maybe thousands, of animals are killed in shelters every week. Not to be cruel-hearted, but where is the outpouring of concern and compassion for those animals? Why would an animal with such critical injuries be forced to endure the long, painful healing process, yet animals whose only deficit was to be unfortunate enough to be picked up, get slaughtered without any concern. This is not humanity -- it's cruel stupidity.

  • NCStatePack Nov 9, 2010

    "Wildcat: Voicing your opinion here only shows the how close minded you are. Pit Bulls are the best dogs I've ever owned. They are the sweetest dogs and they aim to please their owners. Trixie is right. Pit bulls are NOT born aggressive they are taught to be aggressive. They are very determined and dedicated dogs." -alw09112

    I'm sure everyone with good experiences with pit bulls can come on here sharing how wonderful they are, but unfortunately for unlucky ones, they cannot share their bad experiences with pit bulls because it left them without the capability to function properly. When these dogs blow a fuse they become vicious and unpredictable beasts that have no place in civilized society.

  • meBNme Nov 9, 2010

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    A pit bull is not the kind of dog one should have. It is dangerous and mean to human beings. Would not have or want one, ever.
    wildcat
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    You dont read much do you.
    You just come one here and spout some preconcieved notion, completely devoid of fact.
    READ the previos posts. Do some research.
    Your opinion is completly innacurate, and beseless. There is no fact in it.

    its merely lies.

    However, it is your opinion and you are entitled to it. Just as am I and my right to comment on it.

  • IAMAmerican Nov 9, 2010

    awwhhh, I am so glad he's alright!!! I hope he finds a good home.

  • iworkandpaytaxes Nov 9, 2010

    pit bill...I would never want this kind of dog. They are mean and dangerous to society. May the man get his just for burning the dog.
    wildcat
    November 9, 2010 2:40 p.m.
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    Wow. Thanks for insulting my 2 wonderful dogs. I'll show my GF your comment when I see her about my mean evil pit bulls!!! Hilarious. Turn off your TV!!

  • alw09112 Nov 9, 2010

    Wildcat: Voicing your opinion here only shows the how close minded you are. Pit Bulls are the best dogs I've ever owned. They are the sweetest dogs and they aim to please their owners. Trixie is right. Pit bulls are NOT born aggressive they are taught to be aggressive. They are very determined and dedicated dogs.

  • iworkandpaytaxes Nov 9, 2010

    I'm not reading all these comments but I have 2 Pit bulls one from the SPCA and one from a local breeder. Most loving and loyal dogs EVER. It's not the dogs it's how you raise them.

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