The Courthouse Crew!
All of you know by now that the county commission finally approved additional money for the new animal shelter. Though it wasn't what they initially wanted, it's better than what was approved by the previous commission. I know several of you wrote letters and called and that's what we need to KEEP doing when it comes to animal issues in our community. I know in the future the shelter, as well as the Humane Society will push for anti-chaining laws, so ordinances can be passed to make it illegal for people to keep pets chained outside 24/7. Also, a push for graduated licensing and promotion of spaying and neutering.
It just goes to show there is power in numbers and in lobbying for an important cause. Keep up letters to the editor and calling your elected officials when these things come up. Their feet have to be held to the fire, or they often won't do the right thing.
The pictures above are ones Stacy sent me, showing some of the people that came with their dogs before the vote on May 14. The dog, lower left, is Lucy, Stacy's youngest dog. I don't know who the dog on the right is, but maybe Stacy knows? He is so cute, as are all puppies!
On a side note:YARD SALE. I don't know if you all noticed the brief in the paper, but the Cats Are Us Yard sale is this coming Friday and Saturday at the Westgate Christian Center building at 1810 Memorial Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a major fundraiser for the shelter and they need you there to shop! Also, they are seeking donations of yard sale items, which can be dropped off at the yard sale location between 8 and 11 a.m. today, Wednesday or Thursday. If you can't drop off items during those times or dates, call Suzanne or Greta at 503-0053 between 9 a.m and noon at the shelter to arrange a drop off another time. Now's a good time to CLEAN OUT those closets!
posted by Sandy at 5/21/2007 08:54:00 AM