Couple Arrested on Animal Cruelty Cha...

Couple Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges, 4 Dogs Found Dead

There are 37 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Oct 11, 2010, titled Couple Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges, 4 Dogs Found Dead. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A man and his wife have been arrested for animal cruelty charges. Tommy and Amber Adkins, of Grooms Road, have been charged with animal abuse charges.

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Joyce Whitaker

Westfield, NC

#1 Oct 11, 2010
I think that before you become a rescue facility, you should be well investigated, to make sure that you are capable of taking care of animals. No excuses when it comes to the animals because they can't speak for themselves.
willie wonka

Stoneville, NC

#2 Oct 11, 2010
SICK ! THIS man needs to be put away and never allowed to have an animal again !
NO "rescue" operates this way.

Reidsville, NC

#3 Oct 11, 2010
I know tommy well. What I would like to know is how someone that is getting food stamps is feeding 60 to 80 dogs when he cant even feed his own family

Mount Airy, NC

#4 Oct 11, 2010
Not only that but I hear that some of the dogs are very sick and may have to be put down. I knew Tommy years ago and had no clue he was so passionate about dogs. All he was passionate about in those days was dirt track racing and not holding down a job. And I hear that he's on food stamps now which is no surprise at all. What is it with all these people that hoard animals? First there was that wacky woman in Reidsville who is on a fixed income who was feeding all those cats at Walmart when she was arrested. And she had like 30 in her house and rain pouring through her roof. Now Tommy Adkins and his wife arrested for 60-80 dogs. Go ahead and play some Twilight Zone music here if you want to, but please don't judge everyone in Reidsville as a bunch of whackos.

Reidsville, NC

#5 Oct 11, 2010
I read Tommy had dogs poisoned a month ago by anti-freeze. It may of been someone trying to kill his dogs but it also could be a accidental poisoning after all he works on cars there and at A&A, not like he uses anything to catch anti-freeze at home just lets it pour on the ground.

Reidsville, NC

#6 Oct 11, 2010
Why did Tommy not call a Vet if he saw the 4 dogs were sick? Surely the dogs showed signs of it. I mean if you are a animal rescue dont you try and help all the animals in your care?

Greensboro, NC

#7 Oct 12, 2010
What is it with these Reidsville stump jumpers?
Jim In Dog County

Thomasville, NC

#8 Oct 12, 2010
Send Tommy to Randolph county I have able 10-15 dogs in my neighborhood that bark all ---- night. Can he come pick up the dogs and their owners??

High Point, NC

#9 Oct 12, 2010
this is unacceptable, especially from a rescue group. the resuce I was with did a full home inspection, checked vet records for my dogs, aggression tested my dogs and everything. how can the group say they found no problems. this doens't happen overnight. this couple and this rescue give the rest of the groups a bad reputation. I cna't believe he actually doesn't think he did anything wrong. pure trash

High Point, NC

#10 Oct 12, 2010
Joyce Whitaker wrote:
I think that before you become a rescue facility, you should be well investigated, to make sure that you are capable of taking care of animals. No excuses when it comes to the animals because they can't speak for themselves.
a good, true , reputable rescue does. when I volunteered (for a rescue in SC) we had a full 2 page check list that you went through the house and yard and checked everything. sounds to me as if the rescue is partly to blame as well as the trash couple

High Point, NC

#11 Oct 12, 2010
This is absolutely ridiculous these people should definitely be punished. Why take in as many animals as this if you know you can not care for them! Letting them run rampant attacking other animals. Dead dogs on the site not even buried while other dogs feed off of them due to hunger SMH.

High Point, NC

#12 Oct 12, 2010
i agree with everyone saying that he should have previously had to withstand strict investigation such as a real rescue would and its interesting the people that want to talk about him being on foodstamps though lol
Sasssy one

Kernersville, NC

#13 Oct 12, 2010
I have worked with several rescue groups in the past and even had my own rescue group for a few years. This is unacceptable!! I would never let anyone foster for me with that many animals, and no respectable rescue group would. How did this Pancake group know what he was doing if they were in NY? Did they drive down here and investigate him personally, I highly doubt it. Check out Red Dog Farm, they have a quality rescue program and taught me all I know about it. These people need to be stopped.
john davis

Clemmons, NC

#14 Oct 12, 2010
this makes me sick i just lost 4 of my dogs recently to parvo virus one i raised from a puppy i loved this dog she was always with me i try to give animals life not take it away they need fo tesch these pople a lesson pardon my mispealed words
Dog Gone

Thomasville, NC

#15 Oct 12, 2010
Why do so many people have to have so many da-- dogs to start with. Some love there dogs more than their children.
Get real. This must be a slow news day.
The less barking the happener I am.

Thomasville, NC

#16 Oct 12, 2010
Saving the dogs and animals from almost certain death, my A**!!! I guess he was trying to save the four dogs that laid there and died. I guess he's trying to save the other dogs by allowing them to feed on the dead one's carcasses. I guess he's trying to save the horse and goat by allowing the dogs to attack them. These dogs obliviously had no food since they resorted to feeding on other dead dogs. We need to stop people like this from ever owning or possessing animals again. They also shouldn't be allowed to reproduce since they're worthless bastards themselves. Lets let him run around someone's yard with no food, but then again, probably wouldn't bother him too much since it looks like he hasn't missed a meal!!! Sorry sack of shit!!!

Reidsville, NC

#17 Oct 12, 2010
These two are sick

United States

#19 Oct 12, 2010
Under current AWS policy, an entity holding 10 or more animals at any one
site is required to obtain a certificate of registration as a private shelter. Once registered, shelters
must comply with the standards set in the Animal Welfare Act and are subject to inspection by
AWS for compliance with that Act.
This is becoming a growing problem in North Carolina. Out of state rescues are gathering dogs here to transport up north. Many of the northern states are beginning to crack down on these transports because often the dogs do not have any vaccinations or health records.
I checked the IRS database of non-profits and I could not find the rescue in New York listed as a legit non-profit so basically I guess they are just in the business of selling dogs!

Canton, OH

#20 Oct 12, 2010
If I had 4 dead dogs on my property I would know it. I keep track of my dogs even dogs and cats I rescue. Feeding time is the same time every day for all of them. Then I check their waste which tells you alot about their health. If one gets sick it is moved from the rest and watched much closer to determine if it needs to go to the vet. There is no excuse for this. They need to face charges and be punished plus ordered NEVER to own or have animals again.

Reidsville, NC

#21 Oct 12, 2010
How was he going to get that many dogs to NY? Don't you need to have something to transport them in safely. They should have had cages and a vehicle large enough and be able to supply fresh water for the dogs. It's a very long drive to NY.

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