The Forgotten Dogs of Helena

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Those who were outraged by an Arkansas mayor’s decision to set shelter animals loose in a town forest will be saddened to learn that the situation has not improved with time. Given that more than two years have passed, I fear that these poor animals may have been forgotten by the rest of the world.

Well meaning animal lovers are trying to feed the strays, but the writing is on the wall: if someone does not capture these dogs matters will only get worse. In an interview with News 3, Kate Freres with the Humane Society of the Delta expresses frustration at the lack of local resources available to animals – in fact, as you’ll learn, there are none at all.

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27 thoughts on “The Forgotten Dogs of Helena”

  1. This mayor is a total nincompoop. Someone needs to audit the city finance books. I bet there is money there, earmarked for some Good Ol’ Boy’s Club Project. Poor dogs, this chokes me up.

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  2. good heavens, I hope those kids who maimed the puppy are caught & their parents made to pay for the puppy’s care.
    I can’t believe the Mayor was allowed to do that by the residents! He must have violated half a dozen animal cruelty laws!. What a poor excuse for a human. God bless the locals who are trying to take care of them.

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  3. I agree with Jane. Follow Stray Rescue’s lead and get those dogs out of there. Or maybe someone could contact Best Friends for help. How could anyone think that letting those poor dogs loose in the forest to fend for themselves would be the best option.

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  4. Wow, here some of us are fighting animal abuse and neglect and then there is a Mayor that does just that.
    I dont understand how anyone can reason with this.
    No surprise that people get away with running puppymills, abuse and neglect all the time.
    2 years and this is still going on??
    Somebody needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

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  5. Why could they have not at the very least Spay and Neuter the animals before release! I am sure they have a vet! The mayor Needs to take a long walk off a very short pier, In shark infested waters. Those babies should not be in the situation they are now, never let go into the wild never left to fend for themselves this is Disgusting!

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