In need of the larger neighborhood

The Aycock Neighborhood has a very active notification and information sharing listserv system.  Used for everything from reporting suspicious activity to mobilizing residents for public policy input to finding a dependable roofer, we are probably one of the most connected neighborhoods in the city.

Yesterday, however, a notice came across our neighborhood wire that demands a wider audience.  The email follows…

My neighbor Jackie and I do volunteer work for the SPCA. We were notified via email today that a litter of 10 puppies was found in a garbage bag at the landfill. 9 of the puppies were still alive.  Approximately 4-5 weeks old – appear to be black labs. They are looking for volunteers with a nursing dog or to bottle feed these puppies. If you are interested in helping in this effort or know someone who may be, please email me back and I’ll pass on the info.

They’ve only found 3 volunteers so far.

Here is the email address for neighbor Ann Finn:

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  1. Posted March 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    What landfill?

    I don’t know… this doesn’t ring true to me.

  2. Posted March 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I’ll ask, Roch.

    I agree that it is unbelievable, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

  3. Posted March 17, 2008 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Roch, Here is Ann’s partial response…

    “They were found at a land fill or city dump or something in Rockingham County. When I pick up my puppies tomorrow I’ll ask. I know it wasn’t in Guilford County.”

    Anyway, she also emailed to say that the pups have found foster homes and offered… “…Problem solved for the moment.”