Urgent, urgent, urgent – friendly ‘old man’ needs help

A plea for help has been issued on behalf of a friendly “old man” who is being held at the Hoke County Animal Shelter in Raeford, North Carolina.

On March 27, the volunteer-run Facebook page, Assisting the Hoke Co. Animal Shelter wrote of the urgent situation facing Maxwell:

☆☆☆☆ URGENT URGENT URGENT ☆☆☆☆
MAXWELL IS AMAZING! SENIOR BOY WHO IS A PUPPY AT HEART! HE’S HOUSEBROKEN, LOVES OTHER DOGS, AND JUST WANTS A FAMILY TO CALL HIS OWN! PLEASE PLEASE SHARE!

Maxwell has a big, hopeful smile, and a lightly gray muzzle indicating that he has seen a bit of life pass by. Please help this deserving “old man” find a new home where he will be loved for the rest of his days.

Questions? Please call:  910.875.4827

Facebook page here

Shelter address:

353 Steele Rd # CC
Raeford, North Carolina

13 replies
  1. Cynthia Como says:

    Awww! It so immoral and so utterly wrong to kill healthy animals. Shame on this so called shelter,they can do better they choose not to! Praying this wonderful dog gets rescued ,he has done NOTHING to deserve a death sentence!

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    • Tamara Fultz-Poche says:

      You obviously have big fat ZERO, understanding of whom/what dictates life or death at a COUNTY FINANANCED ANIMAL SHELTER. Either EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT SAME, AND BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION, OR YOU BEST PRAY THAT YOU AREN’T JUDGED BY THE SAME STANDARD YOU SO FOOLISHLY DOAL OUT TO OTHERS!! EXACTLY WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP HOMELESS, ABANDON, HUMAN BETRAYED ANIMALS LATELY. YOU HAVE SOME NERVE

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      • Cynthia Como says:

        Tamara I hope u feel better now! I volunteer in two shelters and spend a ton of money on food treats and bedding even tho I suffer from a painful spinal problem,I also have three rescue dogs of my own! And I am judged for my obsessive love and concern for ALL dogs,I’m on this site because of my love of dogs and my deep pain for what so many dogs in this country endure. I’m commenting on the info posted. My heart and soul aches all day everyday for the plight of unwanted dogs who are in their situations because of humans! So u can be as mean spirited as u want if that what’s makes u feel better. The vast majority of shelters kill and are overwhelmed, but I will always feel that a lot of them can work towards being mostly no kill. Society as a whole needs to find a way to fix this issue for is so sad and heartbreaking! So I’m not going to respond to u with meanness because I save that emotion for the animal abusers who exist in society. My comments come from my deep love of dogs which far exceeds my concern of hurt feelings in a human. Enjoy ur day

    • Becky Sasala says:

      This shelter does everything they can to get dogs adopted out. That plea for help came from the shelter manager, not a volunteer. Hoke county is a poor rural county and the shelter sees little traffic and gets minimal funding from local government. Since they are county run that MUST euthanize for space if they become full, but the manager does everything in her power to get the animals adopted or rescued. Shame on you for blasting someone without knowing the facts.

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      • Cynthia Como says:

        Glad to know the manager does everything in her power to get the dogs rescued and God bless her for that,wish more would do the same! I was not blasting her specifically but the shelter system in general. Sorry if u found my comment offensive,it’s such a huge problem and I will always feel there is too much indifference towards finding new and better solutions because what society is doing now is just not working. I’m on this site because of my deep love and concern for dogs just like u and the rest of us who follow this site! U enjoy ur day and I hope ur comment to me made u feel better.

  2. Leeca Overly says:

    If there wasnt BSL. This wouldnt have happend. BSL needs to be abolished. Its bullshit. You should be able to have whatever breed of dog that you choose to be part of your family. This poor young man had to get rid of his dog or move. This needs to stop now!

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    • Barkley's Mom says:

      Breed-specific Legislation, Mostly against “Pitt Bull” type dogs, but as a German Shepherd owner I have run into it too. Person mentioning this however, I think is referring to the story ‘Another deserving dog in need – young man forced to surrender his friend, who is now in danger of being killed’ below the story about Maxwell. .

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