Surge of Injured Animals Taken in at Franklin Co. Humane Society, Organization Desperate for Public's Help

Franklin Co., VA- The Franklin County Humane Society says they desperately need the public's help adopting what they are calling a "surge" of injured animals at their location two miles north of Rocky Mount on 220.

"This is an ongoing situation. We have been bombarded with these poor animals. They just need a family to say "yes" so the pets can be helped and taken care of," said Cindy Carney Pasternak, with the Franklin County Humane Society.

Many animals at the humane society have been attacked by wild animals recently, and the injuries to the cats and dogs will require various surgeries. Other animals have been injured through other incidents.

"It's frustrating because there is a no leash law in Franklin County, which makes this a public safety issue. A lot of these animals are being bitten in fights, or end up out on open roads where they are hit by cars," Pasternak said.

The organization says they need to raise $10,000 for the surgeries to care for the animals, but so far, only $2,500 has been given.

Meanwhile, some of the horribly injured animals have been waiting between one and two months for surgery.

The injuries are so traumatic, that many of the dogs and cats need to have legs removed due to the extent of their injuries.

"We do not receive any government funding and can only exist with your donations," Pasternak explained.

If you would like to help the animals out, you may donate by clicking here.

"We desperately need your support to continue to take on these special cases and be able to continue to say 'yes' to these animals," Pasternak said.