We are thrilled to announce nationwide today that Person County Animal Control, the shelter in North Carolina where Blue was nearly killed two years ago, has announced it will phase out use of its gas chamber. The announcement comes after years of demands from local rescue advocates—and within weeks of “Little Boy Blue” being published to national media acclaim.
The full press release from our publisher, Barron’s, is viewable by clicking this link: Little Boy Blue press release, August 17, 2012
We congratulate Person County Manager Heidi York, as well as shelter Director Ron Shaw, in taking this first step toward ending the cycle of killing and creating a culture of adoption. We also congratulate them on inviting the Humane Society of the United States to help the shelter work on its relationships with rescue groups.
As “Little Boy Blue” states, change begins with education.