Animals From Hoarding Case Up For Adoption

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

One county in the east needs your help in adopting several pets seized in an animal hoarding case.

Nearly 50 animals were taken from the Bertie County Home of Stephen Kyprianides in May.

He's facing 36 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in Bertie County.

Lawmen say they seized 46 dogs and three cats from the 68-year-old's home in May, when officials found lethal ammonia levels.

Animal control officials only have a few puppy runs where they can keep dogs and they've run out of space.

They have been turning away dogs for several weeks.

Officials with the Roanoke Chowan Humane Society are waiving the adoption fee trying to unload the dogs to loving homes.


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  • by @ the corner Location: Bertie Co. on Jul 15, 2009 at 05:37 AM
    From the local paper about getting one of these dogs.While the animals are in the possession of the sheriff, the Bertie County Humane Society has agreed to help find them homes. Anyone wishing to adopt a dog should contact the Humane Society at 325-DOGS (325-3647). There will be no adoption fee, but the person adopting the animal must agree to have it spayed or neutered.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 14, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    WITN, I don't think using the word "unload" is the proper word. Sounds like unloading an Edsel without an engine.
  • by Kate Location: San Rafael, CA on Jul 14, 2009 at 01:57 PM
    Hoarders endanger the health and lives of every living creature in their possession, and the suffering they cause is extreme and long term. The rate of recidivism for hoarders nears 100%. Currently, most states have no mandatory requirements keeping convicted animal hoarders away from animals following their convictions. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is urging states to adopt a First Strike and You're Out law—a model law written by ALDF that would prevent animal abusers from having the chance to harm other animals again. We need to educate prosecutors, judges, and legislators that hoarding is like alcoholism: an incurable addiction that means that they must never have another drink-or, in this case, another animal. This proposed legislation would stop convicted hoarders from going on to abuse other animals—you can ask your legislators to support a First Strike and You're Out law via an online letter at http://www.aldf.org/firststrike.
  • by Roanoke Chowan Humane Society Location: Windsor, NC on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    The physical address of the shelter is 217 County Farm Rd., Windsor, North Carolina. County Farm Road is off Hyway 13-17 North just outside of Windsor. For more detailed directions call 252-325-3647. If the line is busy please leave a message.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    Thanks for the info!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    Found this doing a google search. Hope it helps. Roanoke Chowan Humane Society P. O. Box 516 Powellsville, North Carolina 27967 Phone: 252-325-3647 Email: roanokechowanhumanesociety@yahoo.com
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    Yes, who do we contact to get more information?
  • by chris Location: columbia on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    how do i get to where the dogs are being held.
  • by Brook Stephens on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:06 PM
    What is the Number for the shelter?
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 13, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    I would love to adopt one, but I already have enough. A new kitten that is a four legged terror.Attacks the older cat all the time. And if it's not the older cat, then it's either my girlfriend or myself.
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