In cased you missed Little Boy Blue author Kim Kavin yesterday on CNN, there is now an official press release from publisher Barron’s about Person County Animal Control immediately stopping the use of its gas chamber in North Carolina.
“It was a sign of hope when Little Boy Blue came out to great fanfare in August, and the shelter where Blue was rescued announced that it would finally end the use of the gas chamber by summer 2013,” Kavin states in today’s press release. “Now, local officials have been forced to act much sooner thanks to continued pressure from the national media surrounding Little Boy Blue and the tireless animal activists in Person County. Yesterday’s news is absolute proof that committed citizens can make a difference for the countless homeless dogs like my boy Blue.”
The full press release from Barron’s is viewable by clicking this link: Little Boy Blue press release October 15 2012
We congratulate Person County Manager Heidi York, as well as shelter Director Ron Shaw, in taking this step toward ending the cycle of killing and creating a culture of adoption. We also congratulate them on additional changes that were announced this past weekend, including the appointment of a new adoptions coordinator to try to increase the shelter’s overall adoption rate.
As Little Boy Blue states, change begins with education. We are thrilled that this book helped to make these changes a reality.