To the Editor:
It breaks my heart to look at the puppies and kittens at the Tarboro Animal Shelter pictured in Monday’s editions of the Daily Southerner. June is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, and I pray these fur babies will find a good forever home. Bucking a statewide and national trend, the kittens have a better chance of getting adopted than the puppies. Why?
Tarboro TNR (Trap, Neuter & Return) & Feline Friends, Inc., began pulling adoptable cats and kittens from the Tarboro Animal Shelter in 2011, getting them spayed or neutered and up-to-date on their shots, and taking them to adoption events. The kill rate dropped dramatically. In looking at the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 2011 Animal Shelter report, the Tarboro Animal Shelter took in 220 cats and had 52 adopted or returned to their owner, for a 10 percent kill rate. In 2010, the kill rate was over 98 percent. The Tarboro Animal Shelter did not file a report for 2012, but Tarboro TNR & Feline Friends, Inc. rescued over 150 cats and kittens and got them good homes as pets or barn cats. Sadly, there is no group working to pull adoptable dogs, so their fate is far worse at an 81 percent kill rate.
Part of being a responsible pet owner is getting your dog or cat spayed or neutered. Spaying or neutering helps your pet live a longer, healthier life by preventing certain infections and cancers, as well as making them better behaved. The Town of Tarboro’s Public Works Department offers financial assistance to low-income families and residents for spaying and neutering pets. Tarboro TNR & Feline Friends, Inc. may also be able to assist with feral cats inside the city limits.
For more information on Tarboro TNR & Feline Friends, Inc., please go to Tarboro Trap Neuter & Return’s page on Facebook.
Vice President, Tarboro TNR & Feline Friends, Inc.
To the Editor:
- Obituaries Archives
SCOTLAND NECK — Earline Clark, age 89, died March 8, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Mutts-Willoughby Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
JIMMY L. HARRIS
Jimmy Lawrence Harris , age 67 died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Salvation and Praise Full Gospel in Farmville with Bishop Jessie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Buddy Hemby Memorial Cemetery in Fountain.
Funeral arrangements are by Hemby- Willoughby Funeral Home of Fountain.
BARBARA A. JOYNER
MACCLESFIELD — Barbara Ann Joyner ,48, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Salvation and Praise Full Gospel in Farmville with Bishop Jessie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Buddy Hemby Memorial Cemetery in Fountain. Funeral arrangements are by Hemby- Willoughby Funeral Home of Fountain.
DANNETTE B. STATON
Dannette Bullock Staton, 52, passed away on Tuesday, March 4.
Dannette Bullock, 52, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Arrangement are incomplete and will be announced later by Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary, Inc., of Tarboro.
LEGGETT — Justeen ( Buddy) Burnette 61, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church in Leggett with the Rev. Eddie Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Dunbar.
A viewing will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are by Hemby-Willoughby Mortuary, Inc., of Tarboro
ROBERT J. ADAMS
WHITAKERS — Robert Jerry “R.J.” Adams, 76, died Monday, March 3, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m, Thursday at Salem Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Williams officiating. Friends are invited to visit the family one hour prior to the service.
Funeral arrangements are by Melanie Little, Funeral Service Licensee in Macclesfield.
ROCKY MOUNT — Charles Rodricuz Brown, 36, of Rocky Mount, died Sunday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are by H.D. Pope Funeral Home of Rocky Mount.
Justeen Burnette 61, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Funeral arrangement are incomplete and will be announced later by Hemby- Willoughby Mortuary, Inc., of Tarboro.
ROBERT STANLEY FELLOWS
Robert Stanley “Bob” Fellows, 78, passed away on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.
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