Duplin County Animal Services: Stray dogs becoming a major problem


The Duplin County Animal Shelter says no dogs were euthanized Tuesday.

The shelter posted on Facebook saying almost every dog they had was out of time and there had been no interest.

The animal shelter in Kenansville said 13 dogs would have to be put down if no one adopted them but luckily not just 13 but 16 were adopted.

Supervisor Joe Newburn says this shelter usually stays at capacity which is 20 dogs.

Because the shelter is so small, and there isn’t enough space.

They can only keep them 5 days.

The shelter takes to Facebook a lot, hoping to get people out to help.

Newburn says, being a small shelter it’s hard to get noticed but when they are, they’re grateful.

“It’s overwhelming to see people come out and get these dogs” Newburn said, “I wish every day was like that. We post on Facebook all the time, this isn’t a onetime thing, and this has been going on for years.”

The shelter says one problem is the amount of stray dogs in Duplin County, they take in around 10 strays every day.

Newburn says one thing that needs to be done, people need to have their animals fixed.

“It’s very important to spay and neuter your animals,” He said, “one thing is if they are fixed they will usually be healthier animals and it helps the population of the animals in the county.”

If you want to adopt, the shelter in Kenansville is open from 12-6pm Monday thru Friday.

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