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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50,000 dead in Haiti?

1/14/10 – The International Red Cross estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s cataclysmic earthquake, based on information from the Haitian Red Cross and government officials.

Both the people and the animals desperately need your help!

You can help financially and energetically.  It is times like these that we can stand together and help those who REALLY need us.

Here’s a few ways you can participate:

A message from William Lee Rand
Dear Reiki Friends,
The earthquake in Haiti has created a desperately urgent situation. It’s feared that hundreds of thousands may be dead and many more are injured, homeless and in mourning and in need of urgent care. Please send Reiki to the situation to help those in need as well as to help the rescue efforts.

Sincerely,
William Lee Rand
The International Center for Reiki Training

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Haiti Veterinary Outreach Efforts in Progress
Veterinary and agriculture groups are organizing a response effort in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince.

Click Here to find out how you can help!

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When Devastation Hits, the Red Cross is There
The Red Cross is making it easy to donate any amount, even $10 from your cell phone!

Click Here to help people now!