Animal Control rescues large group of dogs in Moyock

Feb. 3, 2022:  In regards to the group of 61 dogs rescued by Currituck County Animal Control and Services on Jan. 28, 2022, the previous owner of the dogs officially relinquished ownership of the dogs today to Currituck County. As a result, the Currituck County Animal Shelter can now begin the process of making the dogs available for adoption as each dog’s health allows.

Anyone interested in adoption is asked to please be patient. There have been a large number of adoption applications received by the Animal Shelter. Some applicants have already been approved and staff will process remaining and new applications as quickly as they can, and will be contacting these individuals about adoption.

Several of the rescued dogs are receiving medical care. Therefore, some of the dogs will be ready for adoption before others. In addition to this group of rescues, there are also other dogs, and cats, at the Shelter that are currently ready for adoption.

Citizens may contact the Shelter for updates on the rescued dogs’ health and information about specific pets, at 252-453-8682. The Animal Shelter is open on the following schedule for anyone who wishes to view the available pets ready for adoption:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jan. 28, 2022:  Currituck County Animal Services & Control rescued a group of 61 dogs (47 adults and 14 puppies) on January 28, 2022 from unsanitary and inhumane living conditions. The dogs were found on the property of Bentwood Labradors, in Moyock, and taken to the Currituck Animal Shelter for care.  Charges have been brought against the dogs’ owner.
Unfortunately, one dog was found passed away and several others required emergency medical treatment. The dogs are now being cared for at the Animal Shelter.
More information on the dogs’ health and any possible adoptions will be announced as it is determined.
  • Donations – Learn what items are needed to help care for the dogs and how you can make a donation to the Animal Shelter.
  • Foster – Learn how you can provide a temporary home for one of the pets until they can be adopted.
  • Volunteer – Learn what tasks volunteers do and how you can become a shelter volunteer.
  • Adoption – Information regarding the adoption process and online adoption application.