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NC pounds in the news

A news roundup of sorts …

The Brunswick County pound might be taken over by the sheriff’s department. If they have anyone there like Sgt. Karl Bailey, that could be a good thing. In 2011 the Brunswick County pound, a gas chamber facility,  killed  58.88 percent of dogs and 91.62 percent of cats that came in.

Cabarrus County Commissioner Bob Carruth says that after “years of work,” it’s time to “move toward” reducing that pound’s death rate.  The plan seems to involve “clarifying roles”  between animal control and the pound, hiring a couple of part-time workers to clean kennels and using some software to track the animals that come in. I wonder if it is a five-year plan? Unfortunately, none of the steps mentioned involve getting rid of the gas chamber.  In 2011 Cabarrus County pound killed  49.08 percent of dogs and 46.03 percent of cats that came in.

Forsyth County Animal Control wants feedback on their efforts to protect animals. They have posted an online survey. In 2011 Forsyth County AC killed  68.56 percent of dogs and 87.82 percent of cats that came in.

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