Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Officials in a North Carolina county said nine escaped wolf-dog hybrids have been rounded up in the area, while three others are believed to still be on the loose.
Orange County Animal Services, which revealed in July that the canines, hybrids of wolves and German shepherd dogs, had escaped from a Cedar Grove-area enclosure, said nine of the animals have been captured and are being kept at the shelter.
Another wolf dog was spotted on the loose recently, while two others have not been seen in several weeks.
Animal services Tenille Fox said the hybrids are not legal pets in North Carolina, but officials are working to find them a new permanent home at a sanctuary or rescue.
"We are going above and beyond to try and achieve a positive outcome for them," Fox told WNCN-TV.