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Connecticut Becoming a Haven For Southern Rescue Dogs

A rescue group here has brought in hundreds of dogs from southern states that might otherwise be put to death.

Connecticut has taken in hundreds of rescue dogs from the South, thanks to animal groups operating in this state.

The Rescue Dog Village is just one organization here in Connecticut, and part of a growing trend, that is helping to save the lives of dogs from out of state that would otherwise be euthanized, according to a report in the Connecticut Post.

However some in-state rescue groups, such as the Animal Rescue Foundation, question the need to rescue out-of-state dogs when there are so many in Connecticut that need help. 

"People think when they're adopting a dog from down South they're doing a greater good," Nicole Cammack, one of the directors of Animal Rescue Foundation in Terryville that has 20 dogs, told the Post. "It really does hurt us. People don't realize that," she said. "It's important to fix the problem at home (in Connecticut). There's a homeless animal epidemic."

tina bourke January 22, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Honestly the more I became aware of and see the pictures of what is transpiring with puppy, kitten, or dogs and cats being gassed to death and the rates of euthanizing, to me it doesn't matter where the animal came from if their life could be spared, I'm all for it!
Barbara Carrigan January 23, 2013 at 01:47 AM
I agree. If you move them here and they get adopted so be it. You saved 1 life. I think they euthan ize too many animals anyway. Try harder to find a home. If not here send ours somewhere else to get adopted also.

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