We've heard through the grapevine that an unfortunate number of dogs, 200, were humanely euthanized following the raid at Whispering Oaks Kennel in Parkerburg, West Virginia, on Saturday. UPDATE: we re-checked with the group who provided this information, and NO DOGS were euthanized in this effort. Help is needed to ensure that the remaining dogs get medical care, socialization, and find the perfect forever homes that they deserve. It's amazing how this country of animal lovers have come together in this effort.
How to help: check with your local, regional, or national organizations who are assisting in this effort. There are many, including: Humane Society of Parkersburg, Washington Animal Rescue League, Virginia Beach SPCA, Dachshund Rescue of North America, Best Friends, All American Dachshund Rescue, North Shore Animal league, The Sterile Feral, Ohio Federation of Humane Societies, Luv 4K9s, Citizens for Humane Action, Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue/English Toy Rescue, Society for Improvement of the Coalition of Stray Animals, Purebred Rescue of Ohio, A Forever Home, among others.
Foster homes are urgently needed.
It may be weeks before some dogs are available for adoption, but applications are being accepted, and some organizations are offering adoptions as early as this weekend.