Attempted Dog Rescue Underway in West Virginia

Attempted Dog Rescue Underway in West Virginia

Attempted Dog Rescue Underway in West Virginia

Attempted Dog Rescue Underway in West Virginia

These Dogs, 2 St. Bernards and a Great Pyrenees, have been living by the interstate for at least 10 days. (they are extremely large for those of you who don't know)  Efforts are underway by a woman from Pittsburg to try to catch 2 of them. (one has already been captured)  People are expressing outrage that the situation has been allowed to continue for so long.  But there have been people trying to catch the dogs since the end of March but the dogs were aggressive or would run away so no one has been able to catch them.

I just learned of the situation yesterday evening and I was going to go see if I could do something but then I learned the other woman was on her way here.  She did come in contact with them today but when she would get close someone would stop to help or blow a car horn and scare the dogs away - welcome to animal rescue in WV, I guess. It's frustrating but people mean well - even as they get in the way.

I hope she catches them tomorrow.  If she is unable to do so I'll be going up there to try myself.

Here are pictures of where they were first dropped off.

Someone was feeding them here and trying to catch them but they decided to leave for whatever reason.  This was back at the end of March.  They have traveled about 15 miles before they decided that they were going to live beside the interstate.  People don't understand why the dogs are staying in one place now.  Probably because they have found a steady supply of food (3 deer carcasses have been found) and water and shelter of some sort.

People are expressing outrage at the conditions the dogs are living in as they should.  But there are thousands of dogs just like them running all over West Virginia that are starving as we speak.  All the shelters are overflowing and most of the pounds are high kill pounds.

I am glad that these 3 are getting the help they need but the problem is far greater than just these 3 dogs.

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Comments (9)

  1. Bettymom

    Hopefully, those three will cause people (like you) to think about all the other homeless animals.

    April 19, 2014
    1. damnpamn

      darlin, I have spent my life finding homes for lost and homeless animals – including a couple of thousand greyhounds. How many have you helped?

      April 19, 2014
  2. Bettymom

    Only a few strays and the ones we’ve given homes to ourselves over the years, not too many. Oh, and plus our stray cats! I wasn’t casting aspersions on you and your good work. Now that I read back over what I said, I can see it didn’t come out the way I meant it! I meant, when I said people like you, that other good people would be more aware of what needs to be done! I’m sorry for the way it must have sounded to you.

    April 20, 2014
    1. damnpamn

      Well thank you for the ones you have saved because each and everyone is important. And the apology is not necessary but thanks for that as well. It does no animal any good for people to quibble over numbers. Just help the ones you can and move on. If you do it for glory you will never get satisfaction.

      April 20, 2014
      1. Bettymom

        Oh, I’ve found that to be true of everything I’ve ever tried! If I do something to get attention or to prove I’m the best, it always, always backfires and I end up embarrassed (which is as it should be).

        April 20, 2014