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College student advocates for shelter

Posted on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Lynda Vance Myers, a college student majoring in communications, became an advocate for the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter as she volunteered there on a service-learning project.

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A golden retriever at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter enjoys the attention he’s getting from Lynda Vance Myers, a college communications major. Her service project was at the animal shelter, and she urges citizens to take care of their pets and the pet population, as well as supporting the shelter with donations.

“There are so many sweet and loving animals waiting on their forever homes,” she said. “The staff and volunteers go out of their way to make sure the pets are cared for and nurtured.

“Animals don’t have a voice, but we do,” Myers said, “so I believe the people in Lincoln County need to be accountable for taking care of our pets and the pet population.”

Low-cost and some no-cost spay/neuter assistance programs are available depending on the individual’s income.

“The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter receives very little funding from the county and city, so they depend on proceeds from fundraising and private donations for their operating costs,” she said.

“I would like to encourage everyone to support their fundraisers such as the 5K Run on Oct. 12 at the Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville. The animal shelter is a very worthy organization to support.”