Target: Ms. Leigh Anne Garrard, Director of Chatham County Animal Services
Goal: Praise rescue of over 150 animals from cramped living conditions, untreated health problems, and malnutrition.
Over 150 animals, ranging from cats and dogs to farm animals, have been successfully rescued from a small farm in North Carolina. The animals were kept in deplorable living conditions for a number of years while police tried to convince the owners of the farm to get help for them. Thankfully, they were finally granted a warrant to search the farm and brought several animal care organizations along with them. This is a great day for animal lovers everywhere and those responsible for saving these animals deserve our respect and gratitude.
Along with Chatham County Animal Services, the Chatham County Police called in The Humane Society, RedRover, Horse Helpers of the High Country, and several other animal rescue groups. According to the state director of the Humane Society, this rescue is the largest they have made this year and also had the most diverse range of animals they’ve seen in recent memory. However, since the police investigation is still ongoing, the names of the farm owners and whether or not they will be charged criminally are not yet known.
On the farm, the animals were poorly cared for if at all. A large number of the animals involved in the rescue were suffering from health problems that would be easily treatable, living in tight and confined quarters, suffering from malnutrition, and dealing with an unimaginable smell.
All of the animals have been evacuated to veterinarians and animal shelters for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and hopefully, adoption. This type of rescue is heartwarming and reminds people that animal conservation and rescue efforts are extremely necessary. Please sign here to thank the hundreds of people and the organizations that helped collaborate to make this rescue possible.
Dear Ms. Garrard,
I am writing to express my sincerest thanks to you and the hundreds of others involved in rescuing over 150 animals from a small farm in your county. I understand that an operation like this takes months to fully run its course, but by taking the first step and removing these animals from their dangerous and deplorable living environment, you have saved their lives. They are, thankfully, on their way to veterinarians who will treat their medical issues, rehabilitate them, and get them ready for adoption.
This rescue is a monumental success not only for its sheer size, but for the diverse range of animals that have been saved. It’s rare to see one farm contain so many poorly cared for species of animal, but thanks to you, many of these animals will find a loving home that treats them with kindness. Thank you again for the part you played in making all of this possible and please continue to help our animals friends, as they have no voices with which cry out.
[Your Name Here]
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