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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Animal Services announces a Gofundme fundraiser for more than 75 animals

Photo of bulldog on a skateboard

Orange County Animal Services (Animal Services) has partnered with MicroMass Communications for a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with the care of animals rescued from negligent breeders.

Animal Services rescued nearly 60 dogs of the bulldog and mastiff variety from negligent breeders in October 2019 and they now have almost 80 dogs due to several female dogs being pregnant when they arrived at the shelter. Their care, consisting of not only room and board but veterinary care, has strained resources as Animal Services navigates the legal process required to rehome these dogs. You can help cover their costs of care by making a donation at www.GoFundMe.com/BulldogsCare.

Presently, these rescued dogs are not available for adoption. Animal Services will provide ample public notice of the rehoming process once that information is determined. Please refer to the special statement on this web page for the most up-to-date information about the status of the dogs: http://www.orangecountync.gov/287/Available-Pets

“We are grateful to the public for their patience and understanding as we work to care for these animals and prepare for their rehoming,” said Bob Marotto, Director of Orange County Animal Services. “We are so fortunate to have a community that truly cares about animals and their protection. Community support is what makes a large-scale rescue operation of this kind possible.”

MicroMass Communications is a marketing agency based in Cary. Their Senior Art Director and Group Associate Creative Director became aware of the rising costs for these dogs at Animal Services, and they kindly donated their time, skills and resources to create and manage a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the costs of care for these shelter animals.

For more information about Orange County Animal Services, please visit www.orangecountync.gov/animalservices or call 919-942-PETS (7387).