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Wake SPCA takes in dogs rescued from Stokes County breeder

Posted February 9, 2012

— Fourteen dogs rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Stokes County were taken in Thursday by the SPCA of Wake County.

Many of the dogs are suffering from malnutrition and untreated injuries, SPCA representatives said.

More than 150 animals were seized Tuesday from Dan River Bullies, a breeding operation in Danbury, north of Winston-Salem.

The Humane Society assisted Stokes County animal control officers in the raid and said the conditions were horrible.

The dogs that didn't come to Wake County were sent to animal care facilities in Charlotte and Guilford County. 


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  • danderson221 Feb 10, 2012

    IMO...it's all about money. No love or regards for the animals themselves.

  • ladyblue Feb 10, 2012

    I thought wake has a restriciton to only animals taken from WAKE COUNTY . this is good to know that they could help out..

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 10, 2012

    NC kills over 250,000 shelter animals every year.

    What on earth are people doing breeding more?!

    Since private citizens and industry are not doing the job, the government should step in...start enforcing registration fees and spay/neuter. This cruelty has got to stop. We have the ability to stop it and we should.

    In Durham, a dog or cat costs $10/year registration if spayed or neutered or $75 if not. This should be strictly enforced. ...especially for breeders.

  • vincentwilliam794 Feb 10, 2012

    when will this state follow other states, when it comes to the protection of animals. this is sad, and something has to be done. Ok, Bev, before you leave office, pass stricter laws protecting these poor defenseless little creatures. PLEASE

  • Ambygirl Feb 10, 2012

    danger cat that is a good point! Our dog had puppies and I put them on here but I only found a home for one. They are mutts-- AKC registered mutts I might add :)-- so I kept the rest, had them spayed and neutered and got all their shots.No way was I taking them to the pound. I see lots of special breed dogs here all the time and it's amazing the prices they are asking for them.

  • silkesmom Feb 10, 2012

    Craig's List does not allow dog and cat ads for sale. WRAL and the N&O should step up to the plate and not provide a platform for backyard breeders and puppy mills to sell dogs and cats, too. If they support humane treatment of animals, they should refuse this advertising.

  • danger cat Feb 10, 2012

    There are 463 classified ads for puppies & dogs on this website, more than any other category. This is a sad testimony on the number of breeders in North Carolina, which is rapidly becoming a mecca for puppy mills because of the lack of regulation. Also, local newspapers offer special discounts on ads for breeders, which I think is reprehensible.

  • lucyvanpelt Feb 10, 2012

    The Spca of Wake County will be on Animal Planet's hoarding show tonight at 10 pm. Rescuing cats this time.

  • marciamal1 Feb 10, 2012

    I agree 100% Put them DOWN!!! Teach them a LESSON!!!

  • nonPC Feb 10, 2012

    I say put them down and I am NOT talking about the dogs.