ASPCA Assists Hoke County Sheriff’s Office in Rescuing More Than 120 Animals in Raeford, N.C.

July 26, 2016

Following a week of back-to-back rescues in Ohio and Tennessee, the ASPCA deployed to Hoke County, North Carolina, on Friday to assist in the removal and care of 92 dogs, 15 cats and more than a dozen farm animals and birds from an unlicensed animal rescue in Raeford.

The investigation began when local law enforcement received a report concerning the welfare of horses on the property. On Thursday, local authorities discovered the dogs, horses, cats, goats and birds in unacceptable conditions on the property. Many animals were kept in filthy kennels with no access to food or water and appeared to be suffering from untreated medical issues. The owner of the property was arrested on one count of felony animal cruelty with additional charges pending. 

The ASPCA worked with local veterinarians to provide medical attention to animals on the property in critical condition, and transported nearly 60 dogs to a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location where they are receiving medical exams and behavioral assessments. The remaining animals have been placed with a local veterinarian who is providing medical care and sheltering.

This is the second animal cruelty case in Hoke County that the ASPCA has assisted with this year, and one of many ongoing cases. Please consider making a donation to the ASPCA today so that we can continue to be there for animals in need at a moment’s notice.