PILOTS N PAWSHEADLINES Pilots N Paws Recently flew two beautiful labs from Onslow County Shelter in Jacksonville, NC where they were out of time and to be euthanized the next day, to a Lab rescue in Jacksonville, FL.Gail Wipple , President and Founder of CAPS(Carolina Animal Protection Society) of Jacksonville NC and Kelly from Lab Rescue of Florida coordinated these efforts.The pilot was Keith Decker, a retired NWA Captain on the left, who currently resides in Rock Hill, SC. On the right is Officer Doug from the Onslow Shelter. Pilots N Paws is a very impressive organization who provides this transportation for dogs in high kill shelters. Keith and the other pilots provide this service using their own personal funds. Please donate to support their efforts on continuing this wonderful program on the donation page. Just mention your donation is to be used for Pilots n Paws, and remember it is a tax deductible donation. www.pilotsnpaws.org News article showing Dotty Ann Harding, President and Founder of OC-PAW, the pilot Keith Decker and Officer Doug from Onslow shelter and one of the lab passengers. OC-PAW provides vaccines for Animal ControlWe are proud to annouce that we have been awarded over 2,000 doses of Nobivac Canine Flu H3N8 from the Petfinder.com Foundation and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. This vaccine, which has a value of over $22,000.00 has been donated to the Onslow County Shelter in Jacksonville, NC. and Pender Shelter in Pender County, NC Click on this link for the full story
Southwest Elementary School's Third Grade Class (located in Jacksonville NC), and their teacher Anna Barnoski presented OC-PAW with a check for $500.00. Go to their page for the full story.
We are so pleased that Brittany Pollard of Topsail High School has elected to award OC-PAW as beneficiary of the funds that she raised for her Senior Project for 2011. Her project was an informed presentation and fundraiser regarding current animal issues, such as targeting areas of abuse in dog fighting, cruelty and puppy mills. She raised over $200.00 in her efforts of community awareness with this ever present issue. Thank you, Brittany for your vision and hard work. We will continue with your efforts by using your tri-fold poster presentations at community gatherings such as Autumn at Topsail. With your funds, informational brochures will be printed to invoke community awareness of these concerns, and will continue with your fund raising efforts. Our hopes, as yours, are to reduce the suffering of the animals in our community by awareness, advocacy and education. Thank you again for your hard work and support of our efforts. (OC-PAW Coordinator, Kathy Cahill, accepting a check from Brittany Pollard of Topsail High School).
To keep abreast of laws and proposed laws that may effect our County animals, a helpful site is: www.ncleg.net.
Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare (OC-PAW) is an organization of Onslow County individuals who are highly motivated animal advocates. We are funded entirely by donation and fundraisers,we are a 501(c)(3)and donations are tax deductible. Overpopulation of the dogs and cats in our community causes many of these animals to be left homeless resulting in the killing of many innocent and healthy animals in the County shelter. We support our local rescue groups, low cost spay and neutering clinics, education, public awareness, fund raising and a commitment to help the County shelter provide the best possible care for the animals that so desperately need homes in our community.
Please join us in making changes for our animals here in Onslow County. We hope to work closely with our community leaders to achieve success. We are actively recruiting animal-lovers from across the county. We also benefit from the incredible support and expertise we receive from many animal advocates outside Onslow County, across North Carolina and around the nation. Please feel free to contact us regarding questions, membership or concerns.
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