Mayor Randy Voller http://www.randyvoller.com (http://www.randyvoller.com/
Chatham County Commissioner Sally Kost http://sallykost.com (http://sallykost.com/)
"I fully support the County working with any non-profit, whether it be Guardians of Angels, or another organization willing to partner with the County, to improve adoptions of dogs and cats in Chatham." said Commissioner Kost, the only North Carolina candidate for re-election who returned the Guardians of Angels Candidate Questionnaire.
Mayor Randy Voller and Chatham County Commissioner Sally Kost will briefly speak to the attendees of the event about their support for ending pet homelessness in Chatham County and Pittsboro.
The Halloween event will take place between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. with live music by one of the Triangle's most popular 60's bands, the Beatles tribute band, The BackBeat from Chapel Hill.
Admission to the Guardians of Angels Halloween event benefits the campaign to build an animal adoption center for Chatham County.
Prior to 9 p.m. guests can make a donation to enter.
As of 9 p.m. tickets are $30 for singles and $50 for couples (any couple). Children are welcome for $10 each. Admission includes a raffle ticket for prizes offered by Pittsboro and other Triangle area businesses.
NC Signs, Town and Country Veterinary Hospital in Apex and A Better Image Printing in Chapel Hill have supported Guardians of Angels with services contributions. Greg and Maria Lewis of the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store have opened their new restaurant this year, and their Catering By Design facility in past years, in support of Guardians of Angels' work. http://www.pittsbororoadhouse.com
The Guardians of Angels Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, http://www.guardiansofangels.org, whose mission includes establishing an animal adoption center in Pittsboro, Chatham County.
Retired Animal Control Director John Sauls suggested the idea of an animal adoption center. In a letter on the Guardians of Angels website, Sauls says that the Chatham County Animal Shelter simply does not have the room to keep adoptable animals long enough to see them adopted which is something an adoption center could do. http://www.guardiansofangels.org/
In 2010, even with significant efforts by rescue groups in the county and the Chatham County shelter, about 5 out of 10 dogs and 8 out of 10 cats were euthanized. 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."
About the Guardians of Angels Animal Adoption Center Proposal:
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/
Students, senior citizens and those training in the vet care field will help make the Adoption Center a thriving environment for animals with lots of play, interaction and love. Other centers in Wake and Orange County find that an adoption center is a great way to bring people together and that it elevates the care of pets, and the spirits of those around them, everywhere.
The Benefits of an Adoption Center:
· Visible location which brings visitors and consumers to the county
· Long term care of adoptable kittens, puppies, dogs and cats
· Inviting environment which facilitates life-long adoptions
· Enhanced matching and adoption process
. Community service opportunity for students, seniors and residents
· Ongoing events and education about pet and wildlife care
· Animal Control assistance and support
Ways to support the Guardians of Angels Humane Society:
-- Request to be added to the Guardians of Angels newsletter from the website.
-- Join the movement to end pet homelessness by becoming a member on the website.
-- Pledge to the center or donate a large one time gift (GOA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all contributions are tax-deductable)
--“Like” Guardians of Angels on Facebook, and invite friends. www.facebook.com/
-- Follow Guardians of Angels www.twitter.com/
-- Call or e-mail the Chatham County Commissioners about supporting for an animal adoption center: email@example.com
-- Call or email the Mayor firstname.lastname@example.org and the Pittsboro Town Board to politely ask them to provide a site for the center.