SPCA of Wake County takes in 13 dogs from Cabarrus Co. Puppy Mill Bust


Last week, the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society of the United States rescued 105 dogs, 20 cats and three goats during a puppy mill bust.  The HSUS set up a temporary shelter to care for the animals in Concord, N.C. Yesterday, (October 5th) two staff members with the SPCA of Wake County drove to Concord to pick up 13 dogs that we are taking into our program.

What type of dogs will the SPCA be getting?

Many of the dogs are six years old and older. Two are puppies. Breeds include Yorkshire Terriers, Poodles and two Labrador Retrievers.

When will the dogs be available for adoption?

Our staff did individual evaluations of each dog when they arrived Wednesday. Some have already undergone dental exams and spay/neuter surgery through the HSUS while others will still need that through the SPCA. Some may be ready for adoption as soon as next week. The animals will be posted to our website once they are available for adoption. Our website is updated hourly every day.  Please check our adoptable dog section regularly to find out when the dogs are listed as being available.  Of the 13 dogs, only one tested positive for heartworms.  The SPCA will soon begin treatment for this dog.

People interested in adopting from the SPCA of Wake County are always welcome to go through the adoption process at our adoption center prior to meeting an animal they would like to adopt. This does not guarantee adoption of a particular animal and we will not have a waiting list or “wish list” for these dogs.  Adoptions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How can I help?

Donate: The SPCA of Wake County will be providing some spay/neuter surgeries for these dogs as well as dental exams and additional medical care based on each dog’s needs. The public can donate to the SPCA to help us cover these costs with a donation through our website, via phone (Call: 919-772-2326 ext: 2083) or mail to:

SPCA of Wake County

200 Petfinder Lane
Raleigh, NC 27603

Contact your lawmakers: People can help by contacting their representatives in North Carolina to call for legislation that sets a minimum standard of care for commercial breeders.

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