Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wayne County Animal Adoption & Education Center Opens

Our new facility for the Wayne County Animal Adoption & Education Center opened today to a very enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers. There were booths set up by WOOFF (Welfare of Our Furry Friends), Diamonds in the Ruff (canine rescue), Smart Paws (dog obedience & canine training), Wayne CART (County Animal Response Team), SNAP-NC (spay-neuter assistance program of NC), and the Fire Department of Wayne County. County Commissioner Chairman Bud Gray, Suzanne Tyner and Jean Hollowell from the Humane Society, and New Director, Justin Scally opened the ceremonies this morning. The Rev. Dr. A. O. Vannorsdall, Priest at St Francis Episcopal Church, offerened a blessing of the Animals and the Center and the public was let in for their first look at the new state of the art building. The new building is beautifully constructed and is decorated with local children's art work. Pens were spacious and immaculate. There are visitor rooms for dogs and cats for prospective owners to get aquainted with their new pets as well as sick rooms for animals who need isolation. A memorial area is underway and will be filled with pavers commemorating deceased pets. An education room is also included which will be used for visiting groups. Suzi Wharton, our Humane Society's Educator will hold classes here.
Announcements of upcoming events in our community are:
WOOFF: Membership Drive wil be Saturday, August 23 at Berkeley Mall. They will hold a Yard Sale Friday September 12th and Saturday, September 13th at 223 Westwood Drive (1/4 mile past Hardees on 70West).
Diamonds in the Ruff: Yard Sale & Adoption Event will be Saturday, August 23 at 3738 US Hwy 70 West from 7:00 am - Noon

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