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Dogs need new homes after removal from veteran's care

Posted November 6, 2008
Updated November 7, 2008

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— About 50 dogs are looking for new homes after being removed from a military veteran who was unable to care for them.

The animals have not been abused or neglected, but the owner, whose name has not been released, could not care for the animals.

The owner served in the Army and Navy and suffered several war injuries, authorities said. He now walks with a cane. His wife has also suffered health problems.

The couple most recently has encountered financial problems, authorities said.

The man had taken in the abandoned animals over time.

Moore County Animal Control Officers said the dogs were in good physical condition and appeared to have been cared for. They removed the dogs from the property in a rescue effort with Animal Advocates and the Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Clinic.

The dogs are being cared for by Animal Advocates of Moore County. People wishing to make donations to help the animals are asked to send those donations to:

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

For more information call 910-944-5098.


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  • seeingthru Nov 17, 2008

    He was trying to help victims that other callous people created, it's a shame that a lot of folks have bigger hearts than wallets, he tried his best. Good luck to him and the dogs

  • news4u Nov 14, 2008

    Help a Vet - Help a Pet!

  • Dr. Dataclerk Nov 14, 2008

    It's discouraging to see false voting. Why bother voting?

    A person cannot vote but one time on each subject. Can a person vote more than once WRAL?

  • Canine Companion Nov 13, 2008

    Pinker 101: Animal Advocates of Moore County, Inc. (AAMC) is providing vaccinations and spay/neuter of these dogs. It is also handling ALL of the adoptions. You may contact it at 910-944-5098, Mon-Fri, 9-2, or call and leave message. Also Barb Shepherd, Director of Operations, who is working with the veteran, can be reached at 910-783-7693 (no voice mail) or 910-315-7768 (24 hour emergency number with voice mail). Web site for AAMC is www.aamcnc.org, address is P.O. Box 3399, Pinehurst, NC 28374-3399. I am a volunteer with AAMC.

  • pinker101 Nov 12, 2008

    There is no mention of the availabilty of adoption of these animals. Is there an low cost outlet for these dogs to be re-homed?I am looking for a small bred puppy to grace our home.
    My prayers and graditude go out to this vet, who has given all he has for others, first the american people and now the homeless dogs that he has cared for. It is never easy to say good bye to you "best Friends" but I hope that knowing they would be in a good loving home would make things easier for him. Thank you for all that you have done past and present.

  • Sessy V--V Nov 12, 2008

    IF ANYONE would like to help

    PLEASE contact me!

    Benefit info for DV & his dogs;


    And THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • my2boys Nov 12, 2008

    Sir, thank you for your service to our country. I salute you. My children salute you. And the world of pet owners salute you with tears streaming down our faces. Your selfless act of opening your doors and hearts to these animals is to be admired. I hope that they all go to loving homes as they come from a loving home. I agree with the poster that called to Lowe's and Home Depot to come in and make this gentle family's home user friendly. Help us to help them.

  • Anne N Nov 11, 2008

    If anyone is interested in helping at all please visit Sessy's blog at: http://www.wral.com/golo/blogpost/3931061/

  • familyfour Nov 10, 2008


    It is indeed sad what our veterans endure. The very freedoms fought for seem out of reach for those who sacrificed so much to ensure it is maintained. Our veterans should never have to worry about medical treatment, our housing. If we can cloth and feed entire other countries, I think looking a few good Amercian men and women would be but a small sacrifice, considering...

    and he's more worried about those critters than himself....he's as selfless as ever....

  • Canine Companion Nov 7, 2008

    Oops, someone came to the door when I was posting my comment. The story is in The Pilot newspaper, Wednesday edition 11/05/08 (not 8/5/08), www.thepilot.com, front page: Letting Go: Man Gives Up Dogs, by Florence Gilkeson. Sorry about that, all else is correct!