The seizing of a shocking 57 dogs from the home of 65-year-old Cynthia Riggan and her son 35-year-old Taylor Doar has caused difficulties for an animal shelter in keeping up with the needs of these newcomers.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested the pair after the dogs, including Mastiffs, French bulldogs, English bulldogs, and pit bulls, were found living in terrible conditions in their home. Most had fleas, were malnourished, or even had eye issues, and they were in bad shape from being stored in tight crates with their own waste.
An Orange County shelter is now dealing with the influx of 57 new dogs to their shelter, which was already housing over 200 animals before that. Their staff members are working hard to keep the dogs as healthy as possible, and there are plans to get volunteers involved.
Unfortunately, doing all this isn’t cheap. More than $1,000 per day is being spent on the boarding and care of these 57 dogs, and that’s all county money. Plus, that huge fee doesn’t include possible medical services!
If you would like to help the shelter, drop by 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill with money, food, or supplies – or ask about volunteering!
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