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Alleged Puppy Mill Financial Burden For Shelter

By Kianga Kelley
Published On: Aug 31 2012 05:17:15 PM CDT
NEW BERN -

A local rescue shelter goes into high gear to accommodate animals taken from an alleged puppy mill.
The 7 of the 23 animals seized from a Pamlico County home on Wednesday, are now in the hands of Colonial Capital Humane Society in New Bern. The group is one of three rescue groups taking in the animals.

The agency has been struggling financially to care for more than 60 animals at its facility
Lisa Lee, a volunteer with the shelter says the group spends more than $1100 a month on bills

“I wondered where we are going to put them and why are they in the position they are in,” said Lee. There’s no shock factor anymore I mean you just see it and hear it about it on a daily bases which is very sad.”

Neuse Veterinary Hospital in New Bern has offered space and care until the animals can be adopted out.

“These animals have to go somewhere and our group is desperate for the public now to step up and help,” she said.

Authorities hope to decide by next week whether to charge the owner involved in this week's animal rescue.

For more information on how to donate or adopt animals from the colonial capital humane society visit colonialcapital.org.