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Cumberland animal control needs foster homes for puppies

Posted February 19, 2013

— Cumberland County Animal Control needs volunteers to foster rescued puppies before they can be taken to a no-kill shelter in New York.

The dogs must be placed in foster homes to comply with the North Shore Animal League's requirement that animals spend two weeks in quarantine outside a county animal shelter before coming to the no-kill facility.

Cumberland, Moore and Scotland counties have teamed up to regularly send groups of rescued puppies to the North Shore Animal League, which requires a minimum of 35 puppies for transport. 

Anyone interested in fostering a puppy can call 910-321-6852. Volunteers must be 18 years old and willing to sign a liability waiver. There is an orientation at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the animal control shelter, 4707 Corporation Drive in Fayetteville.

Fostering an animal can take a few days to three months, depending on the reason that the animal needs a foster home.

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  • kermit60 Feb 21, 9:44 a.m.

    And we need help with or at, homeless shelters, schools, mental health, volunteer fire departments, free health clinics, foster homes, community sports programs, not to mention the hundreds of charaties all wanting money. Animal Control needs to get in line like everyone else needing or wanting.

  • readme Feb 20, 12:30 p.m.

    Step it up, people. I am not a dog lover. I could care less about this. But for all of you that are crazy when it comes to animals, their rights, and their place in your family: turn your wallet upside down and throw open the doors to your homes. Put your money where your mouth is.

  • sunshine1040 Feb 20, 9:10 a.m.

    Cumberland county needs to start fining dog owners that do not have their dogs spayed or neutered unless they are registered breeders. I have had both dogs and cats as part of my family .

  • zenonx6 Feb 20, 8:39 a.m.

    Pictures would be a good idea.

  • ldestefano63 Feb 20, 8:35 a.m.

    I'm sure there is a rescue that will help out - no mention of what type of dogs they are, the rescue I volunteer with takes dogs 25lbs and under - someone help the little guys please