Animal Cruelty Case Delayed Again

The case of a man with nearly 50 dogs and cats in his home has been delayed once again.

Stephen Kyprianades was due in Bertie County Court Thursday morning. But his hearing was rescheduled for September 24th.

Authorities say they found 46 dogs and three cats at his home in Lewiston in May. The animals produced near lethal levels of ammonia in his house, lawmen say.

Many of those animals remain up for adoption. So far 7 have been adopted and 7 have been transferred to rescue leagues. The Humane Society says they have six $50 vouchers for spade and neutering costs left, courtesy of an anonymous donor. Some of the dogs have also given birth to new puppies since they were seized, and they are also up for adoption.

The Humane Society has waived the adoption fee to help find these animals homes as quickly as possible. The phone number to call is 252-325-3647


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