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Disabled vets' dogs find homes

Posted November 15, 2008
Updated October 17, 2011

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— Some dogs, who were once owned by a disabled veteran in Aberdeen, have found new homes.

The veteran, who asked to remain unnamed, said he gave up his 50 dogs because he could no longer care for them and wanted them to have a better life.

Some of those dogs were adopted Saturday.

Earlier this month, Animal Advocates of Moore County and Moore County Animal Control took in the dogs and had them spayed or neutered. The groups are trying to help the dogs find homes.

However, WRAL viewers have started a grassroots effort to help the veteran build a fence so that he can keep some of his dogs. The group is also collecting dog food and other supplies.

People wishing to help care for the animals can also call Animal Advocates at 910-944-5098 or send donations to:

Animal Advocates of Moore County
22-A Ridgeline Road
Aberdeen, N.C. 28315

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  • familyfour Nov 25, 2008

    you dog lovers get on my nerves
    nod2004 November 25, 2008 3:01 p.m.

    Would you rather lots of strays be running around town on the loose?....one might run out in front of your car out there on the highway...then that'll get on your nerves...ot if a stray wonders to your house and has puppies...that'll get on your nerves, too, I bet. Better be glad someone cares.

    And, if it gets on your nerves so bad, maybe you should stay away from topics that have ~dog~ in the title. It's just a suggestion. It may keep you from being so irritated:)

  • Silver loves Rebel Red puppies Nov 25, 2008

    you dog lovers get on my nerves nod2004 November 25, 2008 3:01 p.m.

    And thankfully for you, they make meds for that. Get on some.

  • me2you Nov 25, 2008

    you dog lovers get on my nerves

  • Eduardo1 Nov 25, 2008

    I am a new to the area, so would someone indicate the distance of Aberdeen to Fuquay Varina. Happy Thanksgiving

  • familyfour Nov 25, 2008

    Some uninformed individual said: "What does this guy being a disabled veteran have to do with him being an animal abuser? Put this guy in jail where he belongs."
    ignc73

    If you are truly concerned about the folks who abused these animals, maybe you should start a group who's focus would be to find the people that are dumping these dogs out in the neighborhood to start with. GEEZE.

    There used to be a very old lady near my community who was literally overwhelmed with cats. Her children would actually place signs in her yard "CALL ASPCA, do not leave your animals here." She could BARELY care for herself and would not deny a hungry animal a meal.

    Just because you *SEE* what you choose to does not a criminal of him make. Read the articles. Read the blogs. That was a very uninformed and ignorant post.

    Now, go get all your friends together and start looking for those that abandon aniamls in inhumane ways. Stop picking on those that try to ammend the wrongs of others.

  • Sessy V--V Nov 25, 2008

    Silver and I are heading back there on Saturday and we are SO looking forward to it !

    "What does this guy being a disabled veteran have to do with him being an animal abuser? Put this guy in jail where he belongs"

    All I can do is shake my head. Too early to call out a typical MORON.

  • Dogs_Rules Nov 25, 2008

    My wife and I are foster parents for a rescue group. City ordinance prevents us from having more than four dogs at any one time. Everytime we find a home for our fosters, it rips our hearts form our chests. Even though we KNOW they are going to a good home, it is still painful to see them go. We are still recovering from our last two.

  • Silver loves Rebel Red puppies Nov 24, 2008

    He's a great guy and his dogs are well fed and beautiful. Their commands are in a mixture of German, Portugese and Vietnamese. It's cool watching them respond to eachother. He's certainly no animal abuser, he's the safe haven for the unfortunate pups who get dumped out 'way out in the country by their so-called owners.

  • arfamr1004 Nov 24, 2008

    he didn't abuse em dude....he's giving them away because he can't care for them all anymore

  • ignc73 Nov 24, 2008

    What does this guy being a disabled veteran have to do with him being an animal abuser? Put this guy in jail where he belongs.

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