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Does God care about all of His creation? All we have to do is open His Word to clearly see that He does! It is with the loving heart of God that we offer this special show which is entirely dedicated to the Cumberland County Animal Control. Did you know that out of 180,000 cat and dog pets in our community, only about 5,000 are paying the $7 or $25 a year tax? The tax money not collected for just one year is between $1,225,000 and $4,000,000. Yes, that's millions of dollars that could be going directly to our local animal control per year!

On a personal note, I found three stray animals recently and had to quickly learn what the options were to help these little ones in need. This show will offer insights on what to do if you find an animal, to process of adoption, opportunities to volunteer, plus so much more. Join me and our special guest, Director of Animal Control, Dr. John Lauby, as we take an inside look at this compassionate area of service.

What does God say about animals?

"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal."   Proverbs 12:10

God says that not one sparrow falls to the ground without Him knowing about it. Matthew 10:29

As a Christian, I know that the souls of human beings are most important to God. Our salvation is paramount to Him! In love, God gave everything in order to reconcile us to Himself. Sometimes, religious people act as if God’s love and concern only has room for humans. No! That is not accurate according to God’s very Word, the Bible. We don’t have time to carry this into detail. We've had two other TV programs that secured the fact that God cares for each and every animal.

A Little Bit about Cumberland County Animal Control Shelter

  1. Animal Control (AC) Shelter can hold up to 300 animals
  2. They take in 50 to 100 animals a day. In the summer months, it is at least 100 every day
  3. In 2012: AC took in 14,454 animals. The only other community that is higher in animal intake is Charlotte/Mecklenburg. They took in over 17,000
  4. Animal control problem is a PEOPLE problem. If people were more responsible, there wouldn't be a pet problem.

Dr. John Lauby's Most Important Points

These are the most important things our citizens can do to help:

  1. Rabies vaccination of pets.
  2. Licensing pets. Only $7 a year per pet or $25 a year for non spayed or neutered pets. One hundred percent of this money goes directly to Animal Control to help other animals.

Sharon's plea:

  1. Never drop off an animal in a neighborhood or just open your door and let you pet run away, hoping someone will eventually care for it. Your animal will more than likely starve, suffer from being hit by a car, or be killed by other animals.
  2. Be careful of some of the other shelters. Some of the no kill shelters do not take care of their animals. They are left outside and neglected. Just because they call themselves "no kill" doesn't mean they are humane places to leave an animal.
  3. Always take your animal to Cumberland County Animal Control. They have veterinarians to help give medication to the pets and the staff truly care about the animals.

Cumberland County Animal Control - Contact Information/Hours of Operation/Location

Business Hours: 910-321-6852
After Hours: Call the Sheriff's office at 910-323-1500. (The Sheriff's office will call the Animal Control officer on call.)

Category Days Hours
Pet Adoption Hours Monday - Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Drop Off Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Owner Claims Monday - Friday 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

4704 Corporation Dr
Fayetteville, NC 28306

Website:: http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/animal_control.aspx

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