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Animal Management finds dumped canines in Dougherty Co.


ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Investigators need your assist with details about two canines they imagine have been dumped in the identical space and located just a few days aside.

On Saturday round 5:30 p.m., Dougherty County Animal Management picked up a tan pit bull on the intersection of Hardup and Wildfair Street in Dougherty County. That’s the place they are saying many canines have been dumped previously on account of it being a distant space and it’s tougher for them to be seen doing it.

“I feel in individuals’s thoughts, they suppose if I put the animal out on a rustic highway, then the animal will discover that excellent farm state of affairs, however after they do this they go away the animal to determined measures,” stated Kelly Ryals Merritt, Vice President of Director of Boards for the Albany Humane Society.

The canine that they named Wildflower was present in dangerous form. She had what seemed to be a chemical burn on her, ruptured eyes, a urinary tract an infection, and heartworms. Animal management additionally says she’d been used for breeding a number of instances.

After talking with Merritt, she says shelters are overcapacity so there’s actually no must breed canines or spend prime greenback on canines when you may get purebred canines out of your native rescues, shelters, or humane societies.

Right now I spoke with Kelly Ryals Merritt, Vice President of Director of Boards for the Albany Humane Society.(Supply: WALB)

“They most likely ought to take into account that after they breed these animals, they most likely aren’t going to know the place all of these puppies or kittens are going to. Additionally they get into 8 and 10 pet or kitten litters after which they’re principally giving the animals to people who they don’t know the way they’ll deal with them, they don’t know what they’re going to do with them,” stated Kelly.

On Wednesday, a blue pit bull was present in the identical space that they’ve named Bluebell. She has a big and deep reduce on the facet of her mouth, together with a number of puncture wounds. She additionally had ticks consuming her ears away, heartworms, and had been used for breeding. One thing that Merritt wished canine house owners to contemplate is getting animals spayed and neutered.

When Bluebell was rescued she had ticks in her ears, and a few more problems.When Bluebell was rescued she had ticks in her ears, and some extra issues.(Supply: Doughtery Humane Society)

“If individuals would do this one easy factor, we might see an enormous discount in struggling. It’s simply such a easy reply. It’s such a easy reply simply spay and neuter,” stated Kelly.

Lots of people on social media suspect that the 2 canines may’ve been used for combating, however animal management stated at this level, the scars don’t look like from canine combating. That’s as a result of canines which might be fought are inclined to have small punctures throughout their physique and these didn’t.

“If an individual notices that an animal has been there then rapidly after a yr of what seems to be like coaching the animal is all of the sudden gone. Or they see a sample of this actually robust husky robust wanting canines being bred after which simply rapidly their simply disappearing, this may be a sign that there’s combating or breeding to battle happening,” stated Kelly.

Overbreeding and canine dumping are an enormous downside for pit bulls inflicting homelessness, full shelters, and different points.

If anybody needs to donate to assist Wildflower or Bluebell, name Philema Street Animal Clinic or Westover Animal Hospital straight.

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