Greenwich Animal Control – the single most important organization in town – will be hosting an open house and anniversary celebration this Sunday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter, located at 393 North Street.
Here is our letter to the editor (in response to a front page article Erin we were featured in) that appeared in last Sunday’s Greenwich Time:
The truth about pit bulls
To the editor:
We would like to thank Greenwich Time and staff photographer Helen Neafsey for the New Year’s Eve article about pit bulls (“More pit bulls need adoptions”).
As the article stated, we adopted Kermit a little over two years ago. When people tell us how lucky Kermit is to have found a good home, we remind them that we’re the lucky ones. Kermit is a wonderful dog.
We’d also like to thank the good folks at Greenwich Animal Control. Bill Petersen, Suzanne Carlin, and Stacy Rameor are local heroes. There’s not an organization in town more important than this one, and its staff deserves a great deal of credit for bringing these animals in, taking care of them, and working to find them homes.
According to the shelter, there are currently eight dogs available for adoption, seven of which are pit bulls or pit bull mixes. It’s time we educate people about the pit bull. A society that’s quick to label everyone and everything as intolerant displays great hypocrisy when it allows pit bulls to be victims of discrimination and stereotypes.
To learn more about the pit bull, and the other dogs and cats available for adoption, we urge you to attend Greenwich Animal Control’s open house and anniversary celebration, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is located at 393 North Street.
Kermit and his friends at the shelter look forward to seeing you there.
There’s no greater need for education than in the area of teaching people about the true nature of pit bulls.
We hope to see you at the shelter on Sunday.