Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Calls And Letters Needed

via Facebook:

Cumberland County Animal Control in Fayetteville, NC. There is a breed ban set to go into affect Monday the 5th of December all Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chow Chows, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Pitbulls, Mastiffs(all bully breeds), Akitas and Huskies. These dogs will be held for the mandatory 72 hrs and then will be killed, they are not going to be given a chance to be adopted. Contact Mayor and be nice about it.

Mayor Anthony G. Chavonne
433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-433-1992, 910-433-3401
Fax 433-1948

So I guess my childhood dog, a shelter rescue named Lacy (a white huskey mix with a blue eye and a brown eye), would have been put down immediately, even though he went on to live 14 years and never bit anyone. My ex boyfriend's dog, Ben (a rottie) - another shelter rescue, would have been put down even though he is the mascot of the house and well-loved, and named Ben as in Gentle Ben. I guess my friend Karen and her husband Eric would have had to put down Amadeus (a rottie) who they inherited with their house (POS former owners left him in the garage!), and who lived with them and their two toddlers for his remaining years, and guarded those kids with his life.  The great dane thing just shows how ill informed this town is. They are the gentlest creatures of all, the whale-sharks of the canine world (eat plankton but are huge).