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Society Takes In Abused Dogs from Arkansas

Thursday, March 10th, marked the arrival of fourteen of 100 dogs from Martin Creek Kennels in Willeford, Arkansas, where they languished for indefinite periods of time before being sold for research. There the dogs lived in unventilated kennels and drank from bowls containing maggots and rodent feces.

Many of the dogs at Martin Creek died from starvation and/or lack of treatment for illness and injury. For flea and tick prevention, dogs were completely submerged in tanks containing three one quart bottles of pyrethrin, intended for spraying vacant kennels. The insecticide covered them completely including eyes and open wounds. Small dogs were hoisted by restraint poles around the neck and dunked in the tank. Many dogs died of shock from the cold temperatures before they were dragged back to their pens.

The fourteen dogs that arrived in Forked River were given complete veterinary exams upon arrival and initial inoculations. All were found to be loaded with intestinal parasites. Four tested positive for heartworm, for which they will be treated as soon as their health has improved.

Some shy, some terrified, they walked or slid down the ramp from the back of the Mobile Pet Transporters truck, where they had spent 20 hours in transit from the hell they had once known as home in Willeford, Arkansas. Hounds and hound mixes, Rottweiler and Lab mixes who may have once known a loving home, came to know severe neglect and abuse at Martin Creek Kennels where they awaited their sale to research labs.

All face a long road ahead as their health issues are addressed and they are socialized by staff and readied for adoption. For so long, all they've known is loneliness, uncertainty and each other, surrounded by sickness and death. For the first time, these dogs are enjoying a warm place to sleep, fresh food and water, and the caring ministrations of staff.  Your help is urgently needed in our efforts to rehabilitate these fourteen dogs, and we cannot do this alone. Please contribute to the Society's Res-Q Fund and support their recovery.

Above are just two of the 10 remaining dogs waiting for adoption at our Forked River facility. To read more on this heroic humanitarian rescue, click here.

Update! C.C. Baird faces up to 10 years in prison and $5 million in fines. Read more.


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