Mountain Top Boys Home has been caring for abused and neglected boys at our current location since 1980. Lately, we have been taking care of a lot of dogs that are being dumped in the Snake Creek Gap area.
Our mission is to help and heal boys. We are dependent on donations to operate our home. This fall we have had to spend resources on dogs that have wandered on to our campus and nearly starved to death.
The boys, staff and I can’t stand to see a starving dog. We have decided to keep two of the dogs that came out of the woods in late September, while a third dog didn’t survive an encounter with a semi. My staff took one dog that was in pretty good shape to the shelter.
On Nov. 1, a black and tan came on to the campus wearing a blue collar. She was so skinny it about made me cry to look into her one blue and one brown eye. We gave her a drink and some food, but I’m not sure she made it through the cold night, as we haven’t seen her.
If you have unwanted pets, please don’t dump them on us. We now have four dogs, and that is enough. Call the humane society and ask where you can take your unwanted pets. My staff, the boys and I love animals, however there is a limit to how many we can care for. We are in the business of healing hurting boys, and feeding starving animals isn’t something we are equipped or funded to do.
Curtis Adair, director, Mountain Top Boys Home, Sugar Valley, Ga.