Chow puppies stay with Humane Society of Eastern Carolina

The dog that killed seven goats at the 4-H camp last month is now with a Chow Rescue Group, but some people are upset because her puppies remain behind here in Greenville.

“We felt like we could provide them the care that they needed.”

Bethann Wilkie with the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina says all five puppies are doing just fine without their mother.

Last month, their mom who is a Chow Mix attacked and killed multiple goats at the Pitt County 4-H camp.

The dog and its pups were under quarantine for 10 days at the Pitt County Animal Shelter. The mom was supposed to be euthanized until a Chow Rescue Organization took the dog in their custody.

The rescue group also wanted the puppies, but the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina says that’s not what’s best for the pups.

“The puppies would have been temporary been transferred to another location in North Carolina and when they reach the age of 8 weeks, they would be transported across state lines and it was going to very long transport. If the animals are healthy and they are thriving, there’s really no need for us to do that.”

Wilkie says the puppies are around five to six weeks old and they were evaluated at the Animal Hospital of Pitt County and are healthy.

“I did examine them today and all of them appear to be very social and there physical exams are normal their body weight is good so they are eating really well and I think they appear very healthy, “said Anne Eldridge

Wilkie says the adoption process will start around the beginning of August.

“It’s important to us that we are adopting them to home that they stay in, so we will be going through the adoption applications very diligently and going through and making sure they are placed in a home that they will remain forever,” said Wilkie.

The Humane Society says without the communities help, the puppies wouldn’t be thriving today.



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