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Cumberland SPCA Struggling to Stay Open

Posted August 14, 1996

— The Cumberland County SPCA is struggling to feed and care for the nearly 80 animals it houses, and to pay its faithful employees.

Both donations and adoptions are down and organizers say they have exhausted what little resources they had. Now, they're turning to the public for help.

It's not uncommon, they say, for a puppy to grow into a full-grown dog at the Fayetteville facility. It's one of the few shelters in the area that keeps animals until they're adopted.

Ed and Dorothy Doggett are animal lovers who are concerned about the plight of the shelter. They visit regularly and bring food and money with them. Ed Doggett says people need to take responsibility for these animals.

Haar says the workers say they don't want to see the animals killed any more than the public does.

If you'd like to adopt one of those pets, call the SPCA of Cumberland County at 910-860-1177. The facility is located at 3232 Bragg Blvd. in Fayetteville


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