Wednesday, August 27, 2008

West Virginia Puppy Mill Fallout

It's been tough reading about the 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, rescued from Whispering Oaks Kennel in Parkerburg, West Virginia, over the last few days, but it's great to know that there are volunteers and rescue organizations from all over the county working tirelessly to help these animals. The Charleston Daily Mail offers up a nice recap, including 17 photos of the kennel, dogs, and rescue workers. Here's an excerpt: In a warehouse off 29th Street in Parkersburg, the excited barking of small dogs and puppies along with the chattering of volunteers from around the country filled the warm air. The local society has been joined by representatives of the Humane Society of the United States based in Washington, D.C., United Animal Nations based in California, Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, the Humane Society of Missouri's disaster team, and just people who have come to help.
The count on Monday stood at 982 dogs and puppies, but that doesn't include the pups about to be born. There are up to 10 expectant mothers due to give birth any day now, according to volunteers on site.

Read the rest and see those 17 photos at The Charleston Daily Mail.

2 comments:

Alicia and Bob said...

Wow... 1,000 dachshunds? Thanks for bringing the story to us... :)

Lisa said...

I adopted of these sweet puppies. He brings so much joy to our lives.

It was so good to see how many people came out to help the doxies. There was actually quite a long waiting list in order to adopt. Hopefully they are all in loving homes now!!!

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