Message from Terry Dorsey
With another successful Adoption Center Dinner behind us, perhaps the most successful, I find myself wondering why?
Why does the county have to be pushed so hard to do the right thing. When 80 per cent of the cats, and 50 per cent of the dogs in the county are routinely euthanized, wouldn't politicians see that it is not only inhumane, it is certainly not a good use of tax dollars.
I have been advised by two politicians who know about politics to stop being so nice and play "hardball" I get the impression that one of these politicians really cares about the county and it's animals, and the other only cares about his next election. Still, they both have a point. Politicians need to be pushed into doing the right thing and that's sad. Perhaps just as sad as taking a needle to a beautiful animal whose life must be ended because there is no long term adoption center.
While I am very grateful to all those who made our last dinner a raving success, I am reminded that there is still lots of hard work ahead. I am also reminded that I, or even the GOA team, cannot to this alone. Our dining together on Sunday evening must become Monday morning determination to ask why and decisively say to the Chatham County and the Pittsboro Town Commissioners, we, the people, are not going to allow this high euthanasia rate stand. We will be firm in saying, we will end animal homelessness and euthanasia in Chatham County with, or without you.
Yes, sign the online petition, but do more than that. Write them a note, call them, and respectfully ask them where will the Adoption Center site be and how soon can we expect it.
Remind them that this is a winning issue and fighting progress is no way to build a community. Tell them that they will not be elected over the dead bodies of adoptable animals.
How is that for "hardball'?
Howlin'ween - Halloween with a Tail
Saturday October 20, 2012 9 pm
Come and paw great prizes as you dress as your favorite animal!
Admission for the BackBeat to benefit the proposed GOA Adoption Center is $30 per person and $50 per (any) couple, $10 each for children.
Starting at 9 pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
in the rennovated General Store Cafe space at 39 West Street.
Open Roadhouse Menu and Cash Bar
The Pittsboro Roadhouse staff will be on hand so you can buy dinner, appetizers, drinks and desserts from the Pittsboro Roadhouse menu
Adoption Center Annual Dinner
Thank you so much for attending our Animal Adoption Center dinner. We had close to 120 people for dinner and music. It was a great evening moving towards our goal.
Progress towards our Goal
We've raised $15,000 to date, so we're well on our way to our goal of $50,000 by December 31, 2013.