Gov. and First Lady push pet adoption - WNCN: News, Weather

Gov. and first lady push pet adoption and puppy mill regulations

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Animal adoption advocates, along with Gov. Pat McCrory and first lady Ann McCrory gathered Saturday with more furry friends than you could count.

The dog adoption event filled the front lawn of the executive mansion in Raleigh.

"Help these dogs get adopted, find a home," said McCrory.

Darci VanderSlik with the SPCA of Wake County said, "This is an amazing awareness opportunity for the SCPA to show that we do not have broken pets. These are amazing pets."

The event comes a week after WNCN reported on more than 90 animals being seized from a Raleigh animal rescue group president's home.

"We have hundreds, if not tens of thousands of homeless pets all over the community right now," said VanderSlik.

McCrory and his wife are also urging the General Assembly to pass a bill to better regulate puppy mills.

"This is an issue in our state that I think needs bigger attention," said Ann McCrory. "We are talking about basic standards for dogs, cats, shelters animals."

Many of the 30 or so animals at Saturday's event were recently rescued.

PetSmart and a number of other local pet stores held pet adoption events Saturday as well.

 

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:38:10 GMT
    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
    The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.
  • NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
    North Carolina's Senate has agreed to a new omnibus tax bill allowing some urban counties to levy sales tax.
  • NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House

    NC Senate passes state budget, sends it to House

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:58:28 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.