Neglected Dogs Look for new home

Neglected Dogs Look for new home

Posted: Dec. 11, 2018 6:21 PM
Updated: Dec. 11, 2018 6:21 PM

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com. six dogs are recovering. that's after someone dumped them in knox county. it's a story we've been following for you since november. "gary charest" -- "brent scolley" and "christopher smith now face animal cruelty charges in connection. news 10 bureau chief gary brian went to the vincennes animal shelter today. he tells us it's part of a bigger problem. gary joins us now live to explain. four of those dogs are still here at the vincennes animal shelter. employees say they are doing well. but they say that animals being dumped has become a problem. < the vincennes animal shelter is a busy place. that's a lot different than just a few months ago. "we pretty much emptied out in october. we went to a large adoption event in indianapolis and we adopted out 29 dogs in one weekend. and we were sitting fairly empty. and we've just filled right back up." almost every kennel is full at the shelter. four spaces taken by dogs dumped at the cannonball bridge last month. "they're doing much better now. especially the year old dogs are doing really great. they're getting more used to being around people and they're not as painfully shy as they had been." all four dogs are recovering. but shelter director leah vantlin says dumping is becoming an issue. "we received in probably fourteen or fifteen dogs from the county in the last month. most of those were either dumped or neglected or abused." knox county does not have an animal shelter of it's own. meaning any animals picked up in the city or county limits go to the city's shelter. "you see dogs that end up getting dumped out in the county. people will just find them out in the country or people that live out in the country say this dog just showed up. we think someone dumped it here." vantlin says dumping needs to stop. "the animals don't have access to food or shelter. people think 'oh they'll have a good chance to make it out on their own', but they really don't. they are domestic animals that are used to being fed and taken care of." > vantlin says they can take in dogs that are approved through the sheriff's department. she says the best way to combat the issue is to spay or neuter your pet. live in vincennes, gary brian news 10.
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