Iredell County officials are hoping that new pound manager Brad Gates, will improve the “image” of Iredell’s high-kill gas chamber pound. Gates was previously director of the high-kill, gas chamber pound in Alexander County, which failed its most recent inspection during Gates’ tenure as director. Gates was hired to run the pound after former director Chris Royal resigned amid suspicion of wrongdoing.
Here’s an idea, Iredell leaders: How about actually improving your county’s pound to turn it into a bona fide shelter that protects the lives of animals? First step: DEMOLISH THE GAS CHAMBER! Next step: end the killing of healthy and treatable pets altogether by adopting the cost-effective, proven programs for lifesaving success. More than 171 (and counting!) communities across the US are doing it. It’s time to add Iredell County, NC, to that list.
Animal advocates may contact Iredell County leaders using the contact information below and respectfully ask them to make REAL improvements at their county pound:
County Manager: Ron Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 200 S. Center St., Statesville, NC 28677, 704-878-3050
Kenneth M. Robertson, Jr.: email@example.com, P.O. Box 4382, Mooresville, NC 28117
Marvin Norman: firstname.lastname@example.org, 122 Compton Park Road, Statesville, NC 28677
Stephen D. Johnson: email@example.com, 139 Columbine Street, Statesville, NC 28625
David A. Boone: firstname.lastname@example.org, Boone’s Country Store, 3425 Taylorsville Hwy.
Renee C. Griffith: email@example.com, 729 Brookdale Drive, Statesville, NC 28677