The people who used to live there fed the stray dogs, but they movedrecently. Harnett County Animal Control was called about the dogs nearlythree weeks ago, but say they are so far behind in responding to calls,they had not visited the property.
Reporter Victoriana Summers was called upon to cover the story of theabandoned dogs. She says she was overcome with emotion, but did manage tosave one dog she named Happy.
Harnett County Animal Control was called about the dogs nearlythree weeks ago, but Harnett County Human Resources Director WayneFaircloth says they are so far behind in responding to calls,they had not visited the property.
Faircloth says stray animal calls take a back seat to animal bite andrabies calls. He says he simply does not have the staff to respond quicklyto calls about strays.
Faircloth says the man and woman who lived together on the propertywill not be charged with anything. They did not own the dogs, they merelyfed them.
There has been no evidence found that any of the dead or emaciated dogshad owners. There were no identification tags, no licenses and none hadbeen vaccinated against rabies.
There are still a few dogs roaming on the property, apparently lookingfor food. Six dead dogs were found Friday.
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