Topsail happenings

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 02:34 PM.

Special pet-adoption event scheduled

A recent pit bull cruelty case in Pender County led to four adult dogs, two juveniles and six puppies just days old brought to the shelter by Pender County Animal Control.

The adults were emaciated and injured from fighting to survive, and the six puppies were dehydrated and starved because their mother had no milk since she was so emaciated.

Their body temperatures so low, they did not register on the thermometer. The mother, one juvenile and puppies were rushed to the vet. The juvenile and one puppy did not survive.

Their owner was charged for his crimes against the dogs, who now face the battle of finding a forever home in a county where their breed has a low adoption rate.

To help home them, the fee to adopt the dogs is $60 each and includes age appropriate vaccines, deworming, 30-day flea/treatment and their spay or neuter.

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