|Sent on:||Monday, November 12, 2007 7:30 PM|
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: Letters on OC anti-tethering ordinance needed Now!
Date: Thu, 8 Nov[masked]:23:45 -0500
Hey Loren, can you write to the BOCC and help me get other people to write as well. This is our first shot on this issue and we need to make a good showing . Thanks!
Now is the time to help Orange County's chained dogs
Please Take Action before 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13th to support anti-chaining ordinance
This is Ginger. She spends her life chained out behind a mobile home in Hillsborough, N.C. The seasons change, but Ginger's life doesn't, and she now faces another grim winter with no hope of getting off her chain, even to come in from the cold or go for a simple walk.
On Tuesday, November 13th, 2007, the Orange County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a "Work Session" to consider a recommendation made by the Animal Tethering Committee, and endorsed by the Animal Services Advisory Board, to severely restrict the tethering of dogs and to make continuous chaining illegal in Orange County.
The BOCC members need to hear from Orange County residents now to demonstrate that an anti-tethering ordinance has widespread community support. Now is the time for all caring citizens to contact the BOCC before the dog fighters, pit bull breeders, and coon hunters turn out in force to oppose this humane initiative.
1. Send a brief email to each of the members of the BOCC telling them that you are an Orange County resident who supports the effort to severely restrict the cruel and dangerous practice of tethering dogs. You can say that the practice is inhumane and presents a public safety threat. Chaining is known to cause behavioral problems like aggression, and chained dogs have been found to be three times more likely to bite. Be sure to include your street address so that they know you are a constituent.
2. Attend the work session on November 13.
The Commissioners will not be taking public testimony, but your attendance will help us demonstrate broad public support for an anti-tethering ordinance. The Working Session will begin at 7:30 p.m. and it will be held at John M. Link Jr. Government Services Center, 200 South Cameron Street, Hillsborough
Thank you very much!
Program Director, In Defense of Animals
P.O. Box 564
Hillsborough, NC 27278