URGENT: Proposal to 86 adoption program means DEATH in the GAS CHAMBER!!!

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Hi Everyone,

As you know, the SPCA rescues hundreds of puppies and family dogs slated for euthanasia in southern shelters each year.  One of the largest shelters we work with is Gaston County Animal Control in Gastonia, NC. This shelter has an 85% kill rate and still euthanizes via the gas chamber, a barbaric practice that is illegal in most states. To make matters worse, in order to meet budget cuts the Gaston director is now proposing to do away with the adoptions program in its entirety which means even more animals will be killed. Please email the commissioners listed below and tell them that sacrificing more lives is not an acceptable way to fill a budget deficit. North Carolina residents, your voices are especially needed!

I don’t often send these around but this is too important. The SPCA has pulled almost 500 dogs and puppies from this shelter in the past year and united them with loving families in our area. Please forward to all likeminded friends and family.

Thanks,

Shannon

Shannon Laukhuf

Executive Director

SPCA of Westchester

590 North State Road

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

(914) 941-2896 ext. 12

(914) 762-8312 FAX

www.spca914.org

Function: Public Safety Department: Animal Control
Tentative FY 11 Budget: $1,616,366 County Dollars: 55.3% FY 10 Highlights:
• Operating increase for maintenance and equipment for facility in order to comply with State guidelines
• Financing of 1 Animal Control Truck
Benchmarks:
• Calls per Officer in FY 09 were at 2,448, up 20.5% from 2,032 in FY 06
• The number of animal control calls is projected for FY 10 to be 27,737, an increase from 25,822 in FY 08 (7.42%)
Animal Control’s reduction of 1% under the FY 10 Adopted Budget equates to a reduction of $6,400. For this reduction to be absorbed, Animal Control proposes:
• Eliminating the Adoption Program – $2,714
• Relying more on Carbon Monoxide – $3,925

Gaston County Commission

Board of Commissioners

JOE CARPENTER

E-Mail:    KINGSPINNACLE@aol.com

Crowders Mountain Township
Term Ends 12/2012

ALLEN FRALEY, VICE CHAIRMAN

E-Mail:
afraley@carolina.rr.com

Cherryville Township
Term Ends 12/2012

TOM KEIGHER

E-Mail:
tomkcom@aol.com

Gastonia Township
Term Ends 12/2010

DONNIE LOFTIS

Email: donnieloftis@bellsouth.net

Gastonia Township
Term Ends 12/2012

TRACY PHILBECK

E-Mail:tracy@tracyphilbeck.com

Dallas Township
Term Ends 12/2010

MICKEY PRICE, CHAIRMAN

E-Mail:
mprice@co.gaston.nc.us

South Point Township
Term Ends 12/2012

JOHN A. TORBETT

E-Mail:
jtorbett@co.gaston.nc.us

Riverbend Township
Term Ends 12/2010

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