The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® is hosting a major adoption event at its temporary shelter in Sanford, N.C. from Friday through Sunday, March 18 to 20, for nearly 700 dogs and cats who need loving homes. These animals were rescued on January 27 from The Haven, a 122-acre unlicensed, self-described animal rescue in Raeford, N.C. Hundreds of animals—including dogs and cats of all breeds and ages—will be made available for adoption to the public.
All adoptions fees will be waived. The ASPCA has provided all basic medical care, including spay/neuter surgeries, microchips and vaccinations free of charge. Furthermore, members of the ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior and ASPCA Veterinary teams will be available on site to help answer questions about animals’ temperaments and medical histories in order to make the best possible match with potential adopters.
The ASPCA website says potential adopters should bring the following:
• One government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport, military ID or non-driver ID)
• Proof of address
• Appropriately-sized pet transfer crate, if possible.
The adoption event will take place March 18-20 at 2215 Nash Street in Sanford, North Carolina, across from the National Guard Armory. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
According to the ASPCA website, “On January 27, the ASPCA assisted the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office in removing nearly 700 animals from The Haven and transported them to a temporary shelter where they have been receiving medical care and enrichment. ASPCA responders discovered the animals living in deplorable conditions and suffering from untreated medical issues including open wounds, severe upper respiratory disease and emaciation. The owners of the facility were charged with four counts of animal cruelty and three counts of possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an animal medication not authorized on the property.” Read the updates on the rescue by clicking here.
Tim Rickey, vice president of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response, said, “For nearly two months, more than a hundred ASPCA responders have managed the sheltering, medical treatment and behavior enrichment of these animals. Today these animals are healthy and happy and are ready to be placed in safe and loving homes. These animals will make wonderful additions to families willing to open their homes and hearts to give them a second chance.”
The ASPCA stated “Nearly 600 responders from 56 agencies have provided round-the-clock care for these animals since the rescue in late January. Additional groups that provided assistance for the operation include: Greater Good; Rescue Bank; STAR Rescue; The Animal Rights Alliance; The Shelter & Rescue Partnership; The SPCA of Westchester; Unitex; and medical support from the North Carolina veterinary community.”
These animals need a home now more than ever after suffering from the horrid conditions they did. Those not involved in animal rescue don’t realize the situations animals are put in, particularly in other states — animals are put down for no reason (when it says urgent on a pet’s Facebook picture from a shelter … it means URGENT, they will die!), they are abused, the owners leave them and they are left to fend for themselves — these are all true and ongoing stories.
Open your home to these wonderful animals. They will be forever grateful that you did. They need to learn to love and trust again, so please open give them a second chance at life.
You can help save more animals from detrimental situations by donating to the ASPCA today. Spread the word about animal abuse and join the fight to stop it.
Learn more at www.aspca.org/adoptNC or call 800-738-9437.
Information in this article was personally provided by the ASPCA.