Animal Advocates Spark Social Media Complaint Against Monroe Dog Kennel

MONROE, NC — Hundreds of local animal lovers mounted a massive social media campaign this weekend to bring attention to dogs kept outside in frigid temps.

Animal welfare advocates sent me this story.  They say dozens of dogs, some just puppies, are being neglected near an abandoned house in Monroe.

The photo on Furever Angels Animal Rescue of Charlotte’s Facebook page received nearly 400 comments over the weekend.

The post asks for help to get the dogs removed and taken off the property, and claims the dogs are outside all the time, in freezing temperatures.

Even this weekend when temps dipped as low as 22 degrees. Animal advocates believe their water trays were even frozen.

We visited the outdoor kennel in Monroe and found a tarp covering about 65 dogs, all different breeds and sizes.

I asked Union County animal control about this operation.

A Lieutenant tells me they have been monitoring the dog owner for nearly a year, but she hasn’t broken any laws.

North Carolina law requires dog owners provide food, water and shelter.  Which they say she is doing.

I also tried to talk directly to the owner of the animals. But she removed her online sales ads and contact information.

It’s supposed to dip to 32 degrees tonight.  At last check, those dogs are still outside under that tarp.