Punish No-Kill Shelter for Alleged Animal Cruelty


Target: Raeford, North Carolina District Attorney, Kristy Newton

Goal: Prosecute operators of animal shelter to the maximum extent for allegedly housing 600 animals who were found malnourished, neglected, and suffering from wounds.

The operators of a “no-kill” animal shelter were arrested on four counts of animal cruelty when at least 600 of their animals were reportedly found in awful condition. An official said the animals were suffering from open wounds, skin conditions, and they appeared malnourished. A total of 250 cats were seized from the property as well as 300 dogs, 40 horses, and multiple farm animals. The facility boasts being a “no-kill” animal shelter, but they allow their animals to suffer in conditions that even the sheriff referred to in a statement as “awful” and “very sad.”

Malnourishment and open skin wounds hint at a serious neglect and cruelty problem within this so-called rescue facility. It appears these innocent animals were made to suffer needlessly and even starve at the hands of humans who couldn’t be bothered. Demand justice for them by urging the district attorney to help seek maximum penalties for facility operators, if guilty.


Dear Ms. Newton,

At least 600 animals were reportedly seized from a “no-kill” animal shelter. Animal control officers said the animals appeared malnourished and were suffering from open wounds and skin conditions.

The operators of this so-called “no-kill”  facility apparently would rather allow their animals to suffer and starve unnecessarily, which is no better than euthanasia. We urge you to be the voice these poor, innocent animals need by helping seek the maximum penalty allowable by law for the operators of this facility, if they’re found guilty.


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  1. Great….MORE idiots making reputable “no kills” all be unfairly tarred with the same brush! SOMEONE better make sure these hundreds of poor animals get re-placed into PROPER “no kills” and sanctuaries, and these lowlife scumbags better be charged to the hilt!!!

  2. Obviously, just because a shelter calls itself “no-kill” doesn’t mean that they are trustworthy, compassionate and taking good care of the animals.
    Often people think that the no-kill shelters are all reputable. They are not!
    It is bad enough to be keeping animals in small cages, not providing exercise or enrichment. It is a far worse to be neglecting their health, allowing wounds and skin conditions to fester, in addition to malnourishment. I hate to imagine what other horrific mistreatment these animals have endured!
    These cruel freaks need to be charged the strongest penalties and, probably, either shut down or under different management. They should receive 600 charges against them–and never allowed to work with animals.
    Hopefully, the poor animals taken from this “hell” will receive proper and compassionate care. It won’t make up for their horrific suffering, but they should receive the “best” care.

  3. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Kristy – It is high time that people such as yourself who are in a position to hand down punishment that fits the crime in animal abuse cases do just that. Doing anything less would be an injustice to these innocent animals and we the people who fight everyday to alleviate animal abuse. The Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth and we were not put here to torture and murder them but to protect them.



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