Voices for Those That Cannot Speak
By Kathy Stonaker
Several of us in the Wise Community (an area east of Ben Wheeler off the 64), got together and had DO THE RIGHT THING signs made. We have had so many stray dogs dumped in our neighborhood, that we cannot afford to take care of them all. Additionally, there is no shelter to take them to. Since we put the signs up, around the first of June 2018, (knock on wood) we have not had any more dogs dumped on us. I cannot however, say the same for the trash being thrown out on the roads.
We are not the only community to experience this. To bring attention to this issue, I will have a booth at the Canton Main Street Festival. The festival dates are Friday & Saturday, October 12-13, 2018. My booth will be open on Saturday the 13th only. I will have some of the DO THE RIGHT THING signs for sale. Friends of the Animals out of Gun Barrell City is going to have a booth next to mine. They do low cost spay/neuter and shots. I will also have information available on The Pegasus Project, our local equine sanctuary in Murchison. The Central Texas Dachshund Rescue group will also be there with several adoptable dogs and to promote “Adopt – Don’t Shop”.
Our goal is to make the citizens of Van Zandt County aware of available animal options, and to make Van Zandt County known for animal rights, as opposed to animal cruelty and seizures.