Chances Angel Rescue & Education

Rougemont, NC 27572



We would like to congratulate Person County Animal Services for eliminating the gas chamber. Through many efforts of animal advocates, we accomplished this goal together!

The Sad Reality

stop_gasDue to the influx of animals and no spay/neuter laws, the euthanasia rate is high at the our local County shelter. Person County Animal Services does NOT spay/neuter their pets prior to adoption.This is crucial in reducing the euthanasia rate. Instead of spaying and neutering the pets before adoption, Person County Animal Services provides a voucher that can be redeemed at an approved vet clinic for spay and neuter surgeries. Unfortunately, many adopters are not following through with spaying/neutering their adopted pets, thus unwanted litters are born and brought to the shelter.

Only by implementing widespread sterilization programs, only by spaying and neutering all companion animals, will we get a handle on pet overpopulation. Consider the fact that in six short years, one female dog and her offspring can give birth to 67,000 puppies. In seven years, one cat and her young can produce 420,000 kittens.

Legislation can have the most direct impact simply by requiring that every pet adopted from a municipal or county shelter be sterilized. Similarly, differential-licensing laws—laws that substantially increase license fees for pets who have not been spayed or neutered—give guardians an incentive to sterilize their pets.

Education, too, is an essential part of solving this problem. Unless people know the facts about pet overpopulation and sterilization, they are virtually helpless to do anything about the problem.

Every cat or dog who dies as a result of pet overpopulation—whether humanely in a shelter or by injury, disease, or neglect—is an animal who, more often than not, would have made a wonderful companion, if given the chance. Tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is, it can be solved if each of us takes just one small step, starting with not allowing our animals to breed.

Finally, pet owners can do their part by having their companion animals spayed or neutered. This is the single most important step you can take. Have your pet sterilized so that he or she does not contribute to the pet overpopulation problem, and adopt your next pet from an animal shelter.

We are active in promoting spaying/neutering all PETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION at Person County Animal Services. along with increasing fees for guardians of pets who have not been spayed or neutered.. We ask that you contact our local representatives and commissioners asking them to implement spaying/ neutering prior to adoption at Person County Animal Services and fees for unaltered personal pets.

Our political contacts

Person County Board of Commissioners
Name Position Phone email
Jimmy B. Clayton Chairman (336) 364-8520
B. Ray Jeffers Vice-Chairman (336) 504-5198
Kyle W. Puryear Commissioner (336) 592-1721
Frances P. Blalock Commissioner (336) 364-2717
David Newell, Sr. Commissioner (336) 597-2248
Brenda Reaves Clerk to the Board (336) 597-1720
Heidi York County Manager (336) 597-1720



Person County's State Officials
Name Position Phone email
Winkie Wilkins 55th District NC House Representative 336-599-7336
Mike Woodard NC Senator 919-733-5804



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It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat
and find the true soul that lies within.
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