first_img Print Article Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2013 “Thanks to people with big hearts,” he said. “I am so grateful that there are people that care enough about animals to go way out of their way to help them. It’s a blessing to know my babies are going to be taken care of.” George McBride wasn’t sure that either his harsh words or his earnest plea would bring attention to his plight.However, on Thursday afternoon, animal activists and a television crew pulled into the yard of his home near Josie. Several hours later, McBride’s situation had been resolved.Out of his caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, McBride had about 35 dogs and puppies in his care. By The Penny Hoarder Dogs rescued by activist Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Covan Worldwide president to speak at Troy commencement By Kelsey Vickers, Messenger Intern Troy University’s summer commencement service will feature alumnus Jeff Coleman, president and CEO of Coleman… read more Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “People came from up near Birmingham and down around Dothan and they took most of the dogs and all of the puppies,” he said. “I kept the miniature dachshunds because they stay in the house with me. I couldn’t let them go. And, I kept about three of the large dogs, one of them I’ve had for about 10 years and another one was a stray that was dropped off about six months ago. He’s a good dog to have around. My problem has been solved.”McBride expressed appreciation to all of those who came to the rescue of the dogs that were in his care.“I love animals and I can’t stand for them to be mistreated,” he said. “I fed them good and took care of them the best I could. But, when I realized that I couldn’t care for them any longer, I knew I had to do something. There were just too many of them. I couldn’t let them go hungry.”McBride said he hated to have to let the dogs go but he is content knowing that they will have good homes and be well cared for. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Living on a fixed income, he found himself no longer able to care for the animals. Unable to find homes for the dogs, he turned to a drastic measure.“I had to do something to get help and, maybe I did a crazy thing,” he said. “But I posted on the Internet that I would have the dogs shot on July 20 if I couldn’t find homes for them. People probably thought I was a wild man or that I was on drugs. I was just trying to find homes for my babies.”No matter what people thought about McBride, there were those who were concerned enough to find homes for the dogs he could no longer care for. Sponsored Content Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img