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We have written about this excellent organization before, but The Herd wants to take a moment to talk about Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation. We just signed up as a sponsor of the annual Downtown Waynesville Dog Walk. Yep, we have walked in the event for the past few years, as evidenced by this newspaper photo from the 2007 walk:
But this year, we decided we needed to go the extra step. We signed up to be a sponsor of the event itself. Yes, we will still be walking in the parade on Saturday, August 8, but we will also be listed on the t-shirts that everyone in the event will be wearing. Is that cool or what?
Why are we such fans of this group? The dog euthanasia rate at our local shelter is down 30% since the organization was founded. In a very rural corner of North Carolina, that is fantastic progress against a very challenging problem. Along with another organization in our county, Haywood Animal Welfare Association, Sarge’s is doing its best to reduce the number of animals that end up euthanized in our shelter. Sarge’s focuses on creating a no-kill shelter and adopting animals from our county shelter while HAWA focuses on spay/neuter clinics.
So if you are in the area, please join us on August 8th for the always fun dog walk through downtown Waynesville. If you do, come say hello to The Herd. We usually are not to hard to spot.
And – shameless plug – if you can not come, please consider a donation directly to Sarge’s or HAWA. Let them know The Thundering Herd sent you.
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