[Feel free to re-use this letter template and send to the email addresses at the end…]
Dear Governor Perdue (NC),
I am contacting you to voice my concern regarding the conditions the animals are kept in and subjected to in many of the Animal Control facilities in the State of North Carolina.
It has come to my attention through numerous pictures and information on social media sites, that the Animal Control in Whiteville North Carolina sells euthanized cat remains to research facilities.
It is reported that $16,000.00 was obtained by Whiteville Animal Control last year,for the sale of these remains.
It does not appear, based on photos of the Animal Control, that these funds were reinvested in adoption outreach measures or improvements to the housing conditions of the facility.
These funds obtained would not encourage Whiteville to maintain humane conditions for these cats, nor encourage the facility to make any effort to try to adopt these animals into loving homes.
I also have concerns that this may be happening in other Animal Control locations in North Carolina.
The conditions pictured on social media sites, reflecting how animals are kept throughout North Carolina at many of these Animal Control facilities is deplorable.
These pictures,taken by concerned citizens in each county, do not reflect well on North Carolina and have initiated a nationwide call to boycott NC for business travel and tourism.
I believe this lack of humane treatment at Whiteville, is possibly in violation of Section 19A-21 of the North Carolina Animal Welfare Act.
Please as an animal lover, consider an investigation to improve these conditions and assist to stop the selling of cat and dog remains to research facilities.
These animals have no voice to speak out for themselves.
We are going into an election year and we intend to speak very loudly in favor of those politicians that take action to support the dignity,welfare and humane treatment of companion animals in North Carolina.
I have personally canceled my annual fall vacation to Asheville and Linville until I can see some efforts being made to reform the conditions for companion animals at Animal Controls in North Carolina.
Many people worldwide, thanks to social media, are following and it is time for North Carolina to eliminate the gas chamber in Animal Controls,allocate necessary funding to restore humane conditions to the animals housed there and seek out methods for local community support to provide care for and assistance to help these animals obtain a home.
Pictures of the conditions at Whiteville and other Animal Controls in North Carolina
are available if requested.
Susie Sexton of Indiana with many relatives in North Carolina and many ties to the once wonderful past
To: Governor Bev Perdue
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Cc: William Clark
County Manager-Columbus County NC
(910) 640-6600 voice
Cc: Senator Kay Hagan-could be VP pick by Obama
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://hagan.senate.gov/contact/ (link to email)
Cc: Senator Richard Burr -Up for re-election
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3154
Fax: (202) 228-2981
Cc: North Carolina Department of Agriculture
Commissioner of Agriculture
Animal Welfare Section
Office: (919) 715-7111
Cc: Assistant Secretary for Tourism,
Marketing and Global Branding
Cc: Rossie Hayes, Director AC
288 Legion Drive, Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 641-3945 voice
(910) 640-1196 fax
Here is a quick cut and paste of the emails