PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia. – An Atlanta subway animal rescue group has collected a number of dogs from a Walker County hoarding case and all of the animals in desperate need of health care. This comes at a time when this shelter has seen a huge increase in the number of dogs in its shelter.
The Fayette County Royal Animal Refuge said it now sees signs of months of economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The number of dogs in their shelter has increased by 75% compared to the same period last year.
Take for example Peanut. He is 10 years old and his owner just delivered him on Tuesday saying he had lost his job, his house and could no longer take care of Peanut, who he had had since he was an 8 week old puppy.
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Dropouts like Peanut come at a time when Royal Animal Rescue has seen a huge increase in intake.
The rescue group also recently took in eight very sick dogs who surrendered in a Walker County hoarding case. They put seven of them in foster homes and have one more, whose name is Elmer who needs a foster home. All dogs need health care which has been covered so far through donations.
The Royal Animal Refuge has said it needs donations. They have several litters of puppies. So they need puppy pads. They need dog food and prefer Purina Pro Plan.
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Of course, they would love to find homes for all of these dogs, all are up for adoption, including Peanut, who is looking for a new start at the age of ten.
For donations or adoptions, you can visit Royal Animal Refuge on their Facebook page.