Video of local animal rescue goes viral on social media

Lady Blue and Tyra Scroggins (Ashley Boles, NewsChannel 12 photo)

It's a viral video that's been viewed more than 1.9 million times in the past 24 hours.

Seven months ago, Lady Blue was not this well behaved. Tyra Scroggins, co-founder of Cause-n-Dog Rescue in Snow Hill takes in strays all the time.

Lady Blue, however, was a challenge.

"I didn't have the proper string so I was pulling together leashes and thankfully we had that smaller crate for the puppies in her van already," said Scroggins.

She also had her cell phone and recorded as much as she could of the two-and-a-half-hour rescue of Lady Blue and her 10 puppies, which were found in an industrial business park in Kinston.

Once mom and the pups were back at the mission, Scroggins put the rescue on YouTube, not thinking anything would come of it. Then the Dodo, a popular animal-centered social media account reached out and shared the video. It's generated a ton of views and is still climbing.

"We don't have a lot of publicity, we don't have a lot of help and I think that it's gonna bring a lot of good attention, it's definitely needed," said Sydnee Ham, a volunteer.

Now, the organization hopes the attention will lead to getting more volunteers. They are also hoping to find a forever home for Lady Blue.

"She's a whole different dog than what she was," Scroggins said.

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