Want to do something special for the animals this holiday season? Turn your holiday house party in to a Political Action Committee fundraiser for the animals! It’s easy! You already have the party planned - just add in a celebration of animals! You can ask friends and family to forego the holiday gifts and donate to NCVAW.
Two great options:
1. Ask guests to provide checks for NCVAW and send them all in together or
2. Have your computer set up so that guests can make contributions directly from your party on line!
This upcoming year will be a big year for the animals. Not only do we have a bill to regulate commercial breeders pending, it is an election year. NCVAW has the opportunity to make a difference in our legislature, but that cannot happen without you. We need your help to come together for the animals in NC and create change. Click here for details on donations: http://ncvaw.org/donate/
It is that easy. Incorporate animal welfare into your holiday season and let’s set the tone for 2014 and beyond.
If your fundraiser raises $1,000 or more we will feature your pet as the NCVAW pet for a full month! A professional photographer will come to your home for a photo shoot! Be the first to hold a holiday fundraiser and have your pet be one of our three holiday pets. Here is the information on pet of the month photo series: http://ncvaw.org/nc-voters-speaking-for-the-voiceless/
Let’s do this!
The dogs, many of which were suffering from untreated medical conditions, were living in wire chicken coops and in a breezeway that was filled with filth. Photo courtesy Humane Society
Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
More than 100 dogs were discovered at a Pender County puppy mill Wednesday, along with other animals, according to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.
About 10 a.m., the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at 8440 Highway 11 in Willard.
Inside, they found 104 dogs including chihuahuas, English bulldogs, huskies and poodles, said Keith Ramsey, a lieutenant with the sheriff’s office. There also were 62 chickens, three calves and a goat.
The dogs were living in wire chicken coops and in a breezeway that was filled with filth. Ramsey said the breezeway was muddy because of the recent rain.
Several of the dogs were ill and were cared for by three veterinarians who were on site.
“Some of the dogs are going to need additional veterinary care, so once they get to the shelters that will be provided for them,” Ramsey said.
The dogs were taken to shelters in Guilford and Wake Counties.
Other than the Humane Society and Pender County Sheriff’s Office, other agencies involved in the rescue included the N.C. Veterinary Medical Association, Guilford County Animal Shelter and SPCA of Wake County.
“It is heartbreaking to see these dogs in such poor condition – no animal should suffer the way they did,” said Kim Alboum, N.C. director for the Humane Society of the United States, in a release.
Charges are pending against the property’s owner, who agreed to surrender the animals.
Authorities discovered the puppy mill when someone filed a complaint regarding a sick puppy they’d purchased from a rescue group. The sheriff’s office approached a member of the rescue group who said she’d put the puppy online for another woman, Ramsey said.
That’s when authorities discovered the Willard house.
“We are pleased to be able to help these animals get the care and treatment that they need,” said Penny Brown, Pender County’s animal control officer, in a release.
– Adam Wagner
What a difference a few years can make! In NC, the animal advocate community is growing more and more cohesive. There is one thing that we are still not good at; admitting we cannot do everything. Here is something to consider, the sheer number of animal advocates working in NC should allow us to do what we do best and ask for help on the rest. For example, some of us may do great at transport arrangements and scheduling, but lack time to foster. We may be comfortable fundraising, but not so good at volunteer coordination. So why are we having such a hard time asking for help? We have to learn to trust each other.
Let’s make an effort to reach out to our fellow animal advocates and talk about how we can work together. Admitting that you cannot do everything does not make you less of an advocate for the animals, it makes us stronger as a community. There is no single person that can solve all of our animal welfare issues in NC, but together we can create change!
They said that we could never organize enough to have an impact. They were wrong.
Now they are saying that we cannot raise enough money to be relevant. Let’s prove them wrong!
They have not met the NC animal advocates! With over 10,000 people in the NCVAW Facebook page and thousands of active animal advocates across the state, it is more possible than ever for us to become one of the largest political action committees in the state. Every contribution helps! The animal welfare movement in NC is changing fast. We are meeting with legislators, local officials and law enforcement, working together to improve the lives of animals. Times are changing and animal advocates are banning together to advance policies that protect all animals.
We cannot compete with those that oppose our mission without your lifesaving contributions. With your contributions, we will pass responsible laws for animals and continue to create new partnerships along the way. Let’s ban together once again this Labor Day weekend and create the largest social media fund raiser to date!
|RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars.
|Raleigh, N.C. — A bill filed by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers would make it a crime to leave pets unattended in a car in hot or cold conditions and would give law enforcement the authority to take action to save them. Read more
|NCVAW is compiling a list humane candidates to endorse.
Please help us by contacting your Senator and House Representative.
When you get a reply please email us. Once we get this information we will share it with so you know who to vote for in November 2012!
|GREENSBORO — Animal rights activists in North Carolina are making history this week, as they form the state’s first-ever political action committee for animal welfare.
The group hopes to make its voice heard in our state’s capital, creating tougher laws to protect pets, and financially backing legislators who work to prevent animal cruelty. Watch Video from Carolina News 14
|It is with great excitement that we would like to announce the very first North Carolina Animal Welfare Political Action Committee!North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare has a PAC in place and we are ready to accept contributions from animal lovers that want to promote responsible care for all animals in our legislature. We will use your generous donation to support legislators that support our issues and also to help candidates that would be an asset to our General Assembly.Please click on the link below and make a contribution today.We need your help to get started! Donations will go to legislators that support our issues and would be an asset to our General Assembly. It is an election year and we have to take a stand for our animals!
|COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A hog farm in Columbus County was ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines, restitution and community service payments for violations to the federal Clean Water Act. The president of the farm will also serve time in prison. Read more