Officials: 21 dogs removed from Currituck County home

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — On Monday, Currituck County released photos of 21 dogs they seized over the weekend. In one photo the dog is so skinny you can count her ribs. 

The dogs consist of three mothers and 18 puppies, the mothers’ ages are unknown at this point but shelter workers estimate the puppies range from 2-5 weeks old. The health of the mothers appears worse than those of the puppies, although when the mom isn’t feed properly the puppies won’t get the nutrition they need. 

Officials say a concerned citizen contacted authorities about the poor conditions the dogs were in. We’re told the dogs were starving when they arrived at the shelter and have shown improvement in the short time they’ve spent at the shelter. 

The dogs aren’t able to be adopted until the investigation is over and until the puppies reach at least 8 weeks old.  

If you would like to help, the shelter is accepting donations, you can reach the shelter at 252-453-8682. 

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