‘What We Do’: PETA to Host ‘Business After Hours’ Gathering

Networking Event With the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Will Share How Everyone Can Help 'Outdoor Dogs'

For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

Roanoke Rapids, N.C. – On Thursday, PETA will host the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours networking event, which will bring together chamber members, government officials, and PETA staffers to snack on delicious pastries, wraps, and mini-quiches and mingle during a dynamic, informative evening about PETA’s work, including its work to pass animal-care standards, such as a ban on tethering unattended dogs in Halifax County. PETA fieldworkers will discuss how they assist neglected animals in and around northeastern North Carolina—from delivering doghouses and straw bedding to replacing heavy chains with lightweight tie-outs to providing food, water, and basic preventive care in all weather extremes.

The gathering will take place Thursday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, 260 Premier Blvd., Roanoke Rapids.

“Every day, PETA visits lonely dogs who have been left to suffer at the end of a chain in Halifax County without shade, shelter, fresh water, companionship, and other necessities,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “This networking event will be a chance for compassionate Halifax County movers and shakers to learn how they can help raise the bar for animal welfare in the county.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—notes that dogs who are chained outdoors spend their entire lives eating, sleeping, and eliminating in the same few square feet of space. Chaining dogs deprives these pack animals of the social interaction that they need, which can make them aggressive—and nearly three times as likely to attack.

Local media are welcome. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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