Pulling heartstrings and purse strings
By Laura Williams-Tracy
The foot soldiers that care for North Carolina’s unwanted pet population are looking for new strategies in the wake of dwindling donations.
Passed over in many cases by donors making contributions to Hurricane Katrina survivors or Tsunami victims, animal welfare groups say they have to work harder to make the point that helping animals helps people too.
Closer to home, some directors say the high price of gasoline has caused a drop in donations and adoptions.
“We are really hurting for the first time,” says Brenda Overman,