Dogs found on Wayne County road

Posted July 3, 2008

— Wayne County Animal Control officials are trying to find out who abandoned dogs that were found near the Wayne/Greene County line.

Investigators were called to the area of Rodell Barrow Road in the Cocker’s Mill area on June 27 after a passerby found about 13 small-breed dogs running along the road.

Wayne County Animal Control Director Justin Scally said the dogs found in Wayne County were not alone.

“Our office received a call from Greene County Animal Control stating that they had found multiple small breed dogs in their county not far from the Wayne County line on the same evening,” Scally said. “We believe, based on our findings, that most of the dogs were being used for breeding purposes.”

The dogs are being treated and cared for in local foster homes. Investigators are seeking any information the public may have about the abandoned dogs.

“Calls can be anonymous,” Scally said. “If citizens feel more comfortable, we also encourage them to call Crime-Stoppers to report anything that they know about this, or any other animal related crime.”

The Animal Control Department can be reached at 919-731-1439 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.


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  • maggieknowlya Jul 3, 2008

    This is heartbreaking, but also sickening. Surely, there must be people around Wayne and Greene County who know some dog breeders. Maybe they could make the effort to do a little snooping and find out if the dogs are still at their residences. If not, for goodness sake, turn their names in to Crimestoppers at least. These people should be punished and ostracized by their community.

  • Just a thought Jul 3, 2008

    Sadly this isnt the only place this happens. I live in the country in Edgecombe county and 4 times in the last 7 weeks I have come home to find strays at my house, all small cute little dogs that are obviously not "strays" but dumped dogs, one was even "dropped off" with a bag of food, a collar and 2 bowls. Luckily I have a huge back yard that is fenced in and I love dogs...but people please...these are not throw away items however hard up you may be, these poor babies have had a terrible time missing their families...just think before you act people...please.

  • bluewind Jul 3, 2008

    You can tell the condition a country is in by how they treat their pets and their children. I love America, but we are in a sad state. Pray for compassion and love....

  • teachnow Jul 3, 2008

    another place in Wayne County is phone numbers: 919 778-8193 or 919 736-3496. We already have 10 dogs, 5 horses and 3 cats don't need any more animals! Hope this helps.

  • doglover11 Jul 3, 2008

    People make me so angry when they throw away innocent little creatures like trash. Leaving them on a busy road, throwing puppies out of a just makes me sick to my stomach. How on earth could you be so cruel? I hope they find who is responsible as well and make them spend time in jail.

  • mypuckytaz Jul 3, 2008

    These poor little animals. I can't imagine just dumping these little guys off or using them up as a puppy mill does. I have 4 Chis, a Chi/Terrier mix, and a Heinz 57 - all are precious individuals which our families loves whole-heartedly.

    I hope they catch whomever did this - and punish them to the MAX!

  • AMHall82 Jul 3, 2008

    You may also want to check with Greene County since some of the dogs were found in their county. The # of Greene County Animal Control is 252-747-8184.

  • AMHall82 Jul 3, 2008

    The # for Diamonds in the Ruff is 919-222-0500. They are most likely who ended up with the pups from Wayne County. They are located in Goldsboro. They are very dedicated to ensuring proper care of the animals in their rescue - to the extent of denying perfect homes on occassion because of silly things such as no fenced in yard for an inside-only dog, but, I suppose it works for them. I do know that they have a lengthy application & home inspection process. You may want to call them & see if they know anything about the pups. Good luck to those of you hoping to adopt! (:

  • jules wants Beth back Jul 3, 2008

    This story just makes me sad. I cannot imagine anyone really DOING's just so screwed up. I also know someone who breeds just for the greenbacks and I don't understand that, either. I've had two litters (and no more to come - our males are being neutered next week), and love the parents to death, I can't imagine...and I get so attached to the puppies, too, and screen the stuffing out of folks that want them.

    I hope they catch whoever did this.

  • wine_girl Jul 3, 2008

    There is no PetSmart in Goldsboro... it's Pets Supplies Plus.
    (i wish we had a petsmart though~~)