If there ever was a picture of heartbreaking, irresponsible pet ownership, the image of this undernourished English setter mix mother dog nursing her nine puppies in a high kill shelter at Cleveland County Animal Control in Shelby, N.C. will permanently be imbedded into your heart.
"It's almost beyond comprehension to think an owner who didn't have the sense to have this dog spayed, and then she has puppies, but now the owner doesn't want or care that he didn't do the best thing he ever could have done for this female dog when she was just a puppy should be a crime," stated Beverly Conners of Las Vegas. "I just adopted a beagle mix who was in the same situation with only three puppies by her side, and I just had to shake my head and wipe away the tears as so many other dogs were facing the same horrible fate."
And here are ten lives now facing death in the controversial animal gas chambers; one adult dog and nine puppies who are barely one week old.
Clifford's Army Rescue Extravaganza is a group of volunteers who raise funds and awareness for the unwanted pets who enter into the Cleveland County Animal Control where over 6,000 animals in the county were euthanized last year.
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