Executive Chef Greg Lewis of the award-winning Raleigh catering company, Catering by Design is the new owner of the popular community restaurant, café and store previously known as The General Store Café. This animal adoption center dinner will be one of the first community events in the redesigned space. The new restaurant, bar, store and music venue will re-open in August.
The Chatham community and Triangle area supporters are invited to dine, meet campaign chairperson, Roy Underhill, the PBS TV host of The Woodwright's Shop, and learn about the effort to build an adoption center for cats and dogs, kittens and puppies.
Raleigh singer/songwriter Robert Starling, who has generously performed for other Guardians of Angels events, will provide fresh music for the evening.
Executive Chef Greg Lewis has been a Guardians of Angels supporter for the past three years. "We love our rescued dogs. Supporting the vision of an adoption center comes naturally us," Lewis said. “We plan on continuing in the tradition of community events set by the previous owners of The General Store Café,” Lewis, who has always believed in giving back, added. The Lewis' family has several rescued dogs of their own.
Guardians of Angels spokesperson,Terry Dorsey, has been pivotal in leading the Guardians of Angels humane society effort. http://guardiansofangels.org/
"The idea of an adoption center actually originated with former Animal Control Director John Sauls,” Dorsey said. "In a letter to the community Sauls wrote that the Animal Shelter simply does not have the room to keep adoptable animals long enough to see them adopted which is something and adoption center could do."
The Chairman of the Chatham County Board of Health, Bill Browder, a GOA Board member has said, "Euthanasia of any animal is very concerning and is also very hard on the shelter employees." In 2010, and despite valiant efforts by rescue groups and the Chatham County shelter, about 5 out of 10 dogs and 8 out of 10 cats were euthanized.
Campaign chairperson, Roy Underhill, speaks about the proposed Guardians of Angels Adoption Center in this video.
Plans for The Guardians of Angels' Adoption Center include giving cats and dogs enough time to be placed in life-long homes. The proposed center will have a warm pet and people friendly environment and will give adoptable, elderly and handicapped animals a place to thrive until they meet their life-long guardians. The plans also include a wildlife triage station since the closest wildlife rescue centers are in Asheboro, at the NC Zoo, www.nczoo.org/
Find out how to support for the Guardians of Angels project to establish a cat and dog adoption center in Pittsboro, North Carolina by visiting their website at www.guardiansofangels.org.
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Mark your calendars for Sunday August 19, 2012 to arrive at the former General Store Cafe next to the courthouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro by 5:00 p.m. for a wonderful community event and dinner. Parking available across the street and on the street.