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Duke's Animal Haven closing

The owners of Duke's Animal Haven near Canton, Helen and Will McLeod, say for personal reasons beyond their control they're ceasing to operate immediately. They put the call out for help in placing about 40 dogs and cats at other no-kill shelters. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A Haywood County animal rescue operation is shutting down.

The owners of Duke's Animal Haven near Canton, Helen and Will McLeod, say for personal reasons beyond their control they're ceasing to operate immediately.

They put the call out for help in placing about 40 dogs and cats at other no-kill shelters.

And they got a call from Georgia. “Atlanta Humane Society in Atlanta is going to take the majority, about 34 animals in two weeks and another six to seven when the puppies are older,” said volunteer Chris Cutting.

Other animal rescues in Haywood say without Duke's, they'll have to work harder to meet the added challenge of finding homes for cats and dogs.

“We are very sad to hear that they are closing,” says Sarge’s Animal Rescue volunteer Caitlin Morrow. “They've done a fabulous job of helping find dogs and cats homes.”

Some of the older cats will stay at Duke's in sanctuary.

The owners say it's possible some of the dogs can be adopted locally before they head to Atlanta: just give them a call at 828-734-0267.

They also want people to know they're just shutting down the rescue, but not their boarding operation, Duke's Pampered Pets.




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