animal http://publicradioeast.org en Greene County Animal Shelter Struggling Amid Significant Budget Reductions http://publicradioeast.org/post/greene-county-animal-shelter-struggling-amid-significant-budget-reductions <p>We explore the plight of the Greene County Animal Shelter.&nbsp; Local animal advocates are rallying around the organization to prevent its closure.</p><p>Greene County is having financial problems this year that affect its local government as a whole. Interim county manager for Greene County, Richard Hicks, says they have a major deficit.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:34:32 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 8988 at http://publicradioeast.org Puppy Mills in ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/puppy-mills-enc <p><span class="tease"><span>A bill will likely be introduced in the next couple weeks that will impose regulations on commercial dog breeders that sell directly to the public. The bill is part of a growing effort to put a stop to puppy mills in North Carolina. Groups, such as the American Kennel Club, and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Owners believe the legislation may affect responsible dog owners in a negative way. </span></span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:32:01 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7043 at http://publicradioeast.org Puppy Mills in ENC