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North Carolina county bans wolf-hybrids

[large thumbnail url=”north-carolina-county-bans-wolf-hybrids” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”north-carolina-county-bans-wolf-hybrids” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”10″] A story which appeared on the Asheville Citizen-Times Web site outlines how a ban in Henderson County is impacting local shelters.

An ordinance that bans wolf-dog and other hybrids made an instant impact.

The ordinance was approved 5-0 by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners at their meeting last Monday and it went into effect immediately. It affects feline and dog hybrids.

Brad Rayfield, executive director of Henderson County Animal Services, which runs the shelter, said one woman had already brought her wolf-dog to the shelter.

“She didn’t think it would be good to move it into a transitional type of situation because of the age and she had thought about having the animal put down,” he said. “I offered that to her and she decided to go ahead and put the animal down.”

The animals will “absolutely not” be euthanized, said Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis, unless there is something medically wrong with them. In cases of hoarding, the animals will be examined by a veterinarian…

Read the entire article on citizen-times.com Web site: Henderson County bans wolf hybrids

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