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Abused Dogs Left on Road Along Doddridge/Ritchie Line
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on June 05, 2012 @ 8:15PM
Created on June 05, 2012 @ 6:36PM
Warning Video Contains Graphic Images
You've always heard the saying "dogs are a man's best friend," well, someone didn't show that same type of love to more than 30 dogs found along the Doddridge and Ritchie county line this weekend. Two women found them malnourished and left for dead.
If you watch any of the video, we need to warn you, it's very graphic.

All these dogs were found on Sugar Run Road Sunday. One dog was dead and dozens more are suffering from mange, which is a skin disease caused by mites. Some of them are even pregnant. Humane society workers say the dogs can recover over time but they need expensive medications before they can be adopted out.
"We need donations of money to purchase the medicine. People are coming in with supplies, Clorox and paper towels. Our greatest need is money," says Kitty Ray, President of the Ritchie County Humane Society.
Deputies think these dogs could be from a puppy mill or a hoarder.

If you have any information, call the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department at 304-873-1944. 
If you want to make donations for the dogs, call the Ritchie County Humane Society at 304-643-4721.
You can also send money to Ritchie County Humane Society, RR 1 Box 3, Harrisville, WV 26362.

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Comments (8)
Jun 07, 2012 at 1:18 PM
My heart is saddened by such a heartless act of cruelty to these poor defenseless animals. I am not able to help physically, but I am sending a monetary donation to help purchase the medicine needed for their recovery. Shirley from Morgantown
Jun 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Please help these dogs! Send whatever donation you can afford to Ritchie Co. Humane Society, Rt. 1, Box 3, Harrisville, WV 26362. If you can't afford to make a donation please at least repost this story to all your FB friends.
Jun 06, 2012 at 9:29 AM
What are they going to do with these dogs? They aren't releasing them to rescues so how will they house and treat these dogs? How will they be rehabilitated so that they can be adopted? This is a long process is the county ready to fund this?
Jun 06, 2012 at 7:20 AM
I don't know how any person can do something like this and not have any feelings. We have some sick people in this world. These sick people or person needs to be locked up for along time. These dogs can not tell anyone how they feel or the pain they are in and that's the sadier part of this. I am from Pa. near the Philadelphia area and something like this happened. When an owner chained a dog to a tree and let other dogs mauled it to death and it was a small article in the paper. Letters poured in to the newspapers and they published all of them. It became big news and they caught the person and locked them up for a long time. This cruel act became a law and if anyone know anything about this mean and cruel act please call the police and lets get people like this off the streets. I am an animal lover and will do my part to help.
Jun 05, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I feel that the people or person should be lock up made to pay for the dogs care never. Be allowed to have a animal in the rest of their life 5 weeks ago i spent 300.00 dollars the pricefor a full blooded golden retrivier for my son today to me my dog is like my child he is priceless.
Jun 05, 2012 at 9:00 PM
People this cruel needs to be punished if there isn't punishment brought back what will happen next? people don't care they kill ,rape precious little children dump them like these animals ,people are heartless and there needs to be new laws so people will think before they do this stuff ,,A slap on the wrist don't work these days we need punishment brought into the system ,,Laws like in the old testemant...Then people would think before they do the horrible crimes as they do these days ...
Jun 05, 2012 at 4:04 PM
I can't believe that some sick person would do this to those poor animals. When found I think they should be locked away for a very long time.They should have to pay for their care.
Jun 04, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Abused Dogs Left on Road Along Doddridge/Ritchie Line Deputies think these dogs could be from a puppy mill or a hoarder.

If you have any information, call the Doddridge County Sheriff's Department at 304-873-1944. If you want to make donations for the dogs, call the Ritchie County Humane Society at 304-643-4721. Please share.
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