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Dogs found on Wayne County road

Posted July 3, 2008 8:49 a.m. EDT
Updated July 3, 2008 10:51 a.m. EDT

WRAL News

— 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.