Patrick Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) needs your help. We are working with animal control officers to try and contain the stray dogs that are constantly in the area of Lowes Foods parking lot and at Hardee’s.
These dogs are feral and dangerous. The possibility of rabies is a major concern, as none of them have had rabies vaccinations. If anyone goes to help an injured dog that could be tragic.
Our concern is for the animal lovers and the animals. We know they are being fed—by a lot of people—and this is a big problem for us. We need for you to stop doing this so we can trap them. They will not go into our trap when they are not hungry.
Packs of dogs are already starting to show up in this area, chasing the females through parking lots and out into traffic. We have to get this under control and need help from the community.
PAWS is willing to work with authorities and get veterinary care and find forever homes for these pitiful dogs, but first they have to be caught.
Please do what is best for these animals and allow them a chance to be saved. STOP putting out and throwing out food for them. That will not solve the problem. Traps are county property—leave them alone.
Call PAWS with any questions or concerns at 694-2378.