Saturday, November 8, 2008

Waggin Tailgate Party is Today

Outer Barks located in Duck, NC is sponsoring the Waggin Tailgate Party today from10am to 12noon. 

This Outer Banks Fun Pet Event is scheduled to benefit the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hyde County Animal Control

Being a rural community Hyde County has gone years without Animal Control, other than Emergency situations where the Hyde Sheriff's Department was call in. There are no veterinary services located in Hyde County.

In April of 2006, JM Eakes became certified to provide Rabies and Vaccination shots to Hyde County Residents and pursued the establishment an official animal shelter for Hyde County.

On August 1st of 2007 JM Eakes was appointed Animal Control Officer for Hyde County. JM Eakes is a retired North Carolina Forestry Service Officer of 33 years, including being awarded a "Heroism Award" by the Humane Resources Division of NC Forestry. 

 JM's mission is: To Prevent Cruelty to Animals. Reunite lost Pets with Owners. Provide Rabies & Vaccination shots to Hyde County Resident pets. Assist the Public with low cost Spay & Neutering. Provide a safe and clean facility to house lost and homeless animals. Find loving homes for the homeless animals of Hyde County. Enforce the animal control ordinances and laws of Hyde County. Educate the Public on the welfare and responsible ownership of pets. Relocation of healthy wildlife to their natural habitat. 

Since JM started his one man operation, he as picked up over 2,000 animals. He has organized 9 Spay and Neuter Clinics at the Hyde County Animal Shelter. Over 150 dogs & cats have been spayed and neutered. JM has to appear in Hyde County Court on behalf of 8 animal cruelty cases & currently has 2 pending.

October of 2008 JM was called to the Bardge Canal at the Grain facility owned by Ben Simmons. There was a report of a large alligator being around the grain tanks. When JM arrived the alligator was under the grain elevation belt.

NC Wildlife officers were on location when JM arrived. JM assisted the Wildlife officers in removing the alligator from the grain tanks and relocating it to the Bardge Canal. Not long after the alligator incident, the Hyde County Department of Corrections called on a Sunday morning reporting a rattle snake under the modular unit at the facility. 

JM removed the rattle snake form the facility and released the (10 rattled) rattle snake at the Alligator River Wildlife Refuge. 

JM currently has 19 dogs and 2 kittens in his care at the Hyde County Animal Shelter. If you are interested in a pet adoption please contact JM Eakes at (252) 542-0807. Also donations of all kinds are greatly appreciated, especially donations of time to spend with the animals.
Don’t forget this week is “National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week” 

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Animal Lovers Assistance League History & Mission

The Animal Lovers Assistance League was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization by a group of Currituck residents who wanted to improve the animal care and operating practices at the Currituck Animal Shelter.

 On July 1, 2005, succeeded the Currituck Humane Society as the operators of the Shelter. The League is dedicated to:

 The prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and providing humane education; 

Work in cooperation with the county to prevent suffering and cruelty to all animals both domestic and wild;

Provide outreach programs for Currituck, Camden, and Dare counties and a program for adoption of animals at the Animal Shelter in Currituck County according to approved standards and guidelines established by the League Board of Directors and provide a health and grooming service for animals at the time of their admittance or adoption. The Board establishes all adoption, fostering, and rescue criteria. Contracts must be signed and the fees that are set by the Board paid;

Educating the public and school students about responsible pet ownership and their humane care as well as increase public awareness of animal rights and humane treatment;

 Assist the public in obtaining low cost spay/neuter;. Insure that any animal for which it is impossible to find a proper home is euthanized in a humane manner;

 Raise, hold, and manage funds by any practical means to support the programs of the League in accordance with best practices and legal requirements;

Provide for adoption/companionship of animals only; restricted from being sold or given away for research or experimentation or to any animal dealer.

In 2006 the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc., which had grown to an organization of approximately 140 members in less than 18 months, was the 2006 Recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in North Carolina. In 2007 they were the recipient of the Award for Non-Profit Organization of the Year in Currituck County.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Outer Banks SPCA History & Mission

The Outer Banks SPCA was founded in 1988 by concerned local citizens to address unmet community needs for animal care & control. 

The Outer Banks SPCA is a private non-profit organization that relies on donations and volunteer efforts to support its rescue work.





New mailing Address: Outer Banks SPCA PO Box 2477 Manteo, NC 27954

 The mission of the Outer Banks Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is "to provide protection and care for the animals and promote a humane community in the Outer Banks for residents and visitors." 

To pursue this mission the Outer Banks SPCA operates the Dare County Animal Shelter that: provides shelter and compassionate care to homeless animals, reunites lost pets with their owners, assists in the adoption of domestic animals in good health and temperament into suitable homes, relocates healthy, native wildlife to their natural habitat, provides humane euthanasia when necessary enforces the laws pertaining to the regulation and humane keeping of animals The Outer Banks SPCA conducts community awareness and public education programs about animal welfare issues and responsible pet ownership and stewardship. 

Denise A. Lambiotte, Director Dare County Animal Care &Control Outer Banks SPCA
1031 Driftwood Drive 
PO Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954

Front Row Rich Crino, Dare County Animal Care & Control Officer "Gucci" the Rotweiller (adopted) Amanda Brooks, Dare County Animal Care & Control Officer Candice VanBrunt, Dare County Animal Care & Control Officer "Lucy" the Boxer mix (adopted) Kelley Koerperich, Dare County Animal Care & Control Officer Back Row Officer Lora Gilreath, Nags Head Animal Control Officer Chris Wynn, Dare County Animal Care & Control Officer Jessie Helms, Kill Devil Hills Animal Control Officer Merri Jo Alford, Dare County Animal Care & Control Officer Louie Reber, Kill Devil Hills Animal Control Officer "Mr Echo" Golden Retriever puppy (adopted) Denise Lambiotte, Dare County Animal Care & Control Director

 photography by Carol at Seaside Photography
 Don’t forget this week is “National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week” 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

9th Annual Howl-oween Costume Pawrade & Pawty a Great Success

October 25th was a cold windy and rainy day, but that didn't stop the fun and excitement at the "9th Annual Howl-oween CostumePawrade & Pawty" at Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits, in Kitty Hawk, NC.
Dozens of Doggies were in attendance.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Outer Banks Rabies Clinic’s Update

The Currituck County Animal Control Rabies Clinic Held from 9am – 11am at the New Currituck County Court House on October 18th, had a great attendance. 166 Currituck Resident Animals were Vaccinated and 7 non-resident animals.






The Dare County Animal Control Rabies Clinic held from 10am - 12noon at the Manns Harbor Fire Dept. on October 25th, had a great attendance. 126 Animals received Rabies Vaccinations & 55 (2009) Dog tags were issued.


JM Eakes Animal Control Officer for Hyde County is certified to provide Rabies Vaccinations upon request at a cost of $7.00 = 1 year vaccination, for Hyde County Residents. (252) 542-0807 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

November 2nd - 8th is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. 

This is the perfect week to let your local animal shelter know that you are aware of the crucial role they play in our community on the Outer Banks.

 And a Great Big thanks from the homeless animals of the Outer Banks.

If you don't have time to go in and visit to give the shelter workers a personal pat on the back, the Pampered Pets Guide has compiled a list of address for the Outer Banks Animal Shelters in Currituck, Dare & Hyde counties for you to acknowledge.

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. 
P.O. Box 893
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Outer Banks SPCA, Dare County Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954 

Currituck County Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 266
Currituck, NC 27929 

Hyde County Animal Control
9300 North Lake Rd.
Fairfield, NC 27826 


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