Thursday August 31, 2006
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:
Louisville – Sometimes money can help a group or organization. In other cases, time and effort from volunteers is the answer.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D) 9 and Brownsboro Road Area Giving will hold a special event on Thursday, September 7th to help some special animals.
“We have a chance to make the public aware of a need to adopt pets through Metro Animal Services,” says Ward-Pugh. “It will also be a chance for the public to understand some of the problems facing the city with abandoned animals.”
BRAG will host an onsite adoption clinic with MAS from 5:00pm to 8:00pm outside of B.J’s Consignment, 1961 Brownsboro Road.
The S.P.O.T.mobile unit will be on hand and adoptable animals will be featured. S.P.O.T. stands for “Stop Pet Overpopulation Today.” The mobile unit provides adoption and veterinary services.
Recently, the Metro Council approved funding for a MAS humane education coordinator in order to facilitate rabies, licensing and adoption clinics along with a volunteer program of humane education efforts throughout the community.
“For people who qualify, there will be on the spot adoptions of cats and dogs,” says Ward-Pugh. “We are focusing much attention on improving animal control services. This will be a good opportunity for everyone to get a first hand look at what services are provided.”
While hosting the adoption clinic, BRAG will continue to raise money through its members to benefit charities in the area. On the first Thursday of every month, a percent of profits raised during a business day is collected from BRAG members. The United Crescent Hill Ministries has been the chief beneficiary of the effort.
“BRAG is doing some very good work for our area and I am glad to be a partner with them,” says Ward-Pugh. “This adoption can clinic can go a long way in helping some deserving animals and at the same show how caring our community can be when needed.”
For more information about the adoption clinic you can visit the website www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices or you can call 361-1318. Or you can call Metro Call at 311.