Letter to the Editor

Citizen Forum

Friday, November 16, 2012

20 X 100, the Warm Dog Initiative


Go East, Young Dog, the new nonprofit dog rescue in Carroll County, needs help warming our homeless shelter this winter. Our organization has leased the Berryville Animal Control facility, where we provide short-term housing for abandoned and abused dogs and puppies, usually between 30 and 45 at a time, while they are brought to health and adopted. In our first six months we have spay/neutered, adopted out and transported to the eastern U.S. hundreds of Carroll County dogs, and saved countless dogs that previously would have been routinely euthanized.

The facility is inadequate and we will be raising money in the future to make improvements, but our urgent need now is to get heat in the large metal building where many of the dogs are housed. We are looking raise $2,000 to heat the facility for the winter and hoping to find 20 animal lovers who can each kick in $100 toward that goal. Many of the dogs we take in have had miserable lives and we are striving to keep them comfortable, healthy and socialized while they await their forever homes. Please help if you are able.

Smaller donations are also appreciated, as are donations of blankets, towels, tarps, dog toys, treats, stainless buckets and bowls, hoses and other dog-related paraphernalia. Monetary donations may be made through PayPal at www.goeastyoungdog.org or sent to Go East, Young Dog, 1233 Bunch Springs, Rd., Berryville AR 72616. Please specify if donation is for the Warm Dog Initiative. Go East, Young Dog, Inc. is an IRS recognized 501c3 public charity and donations are tax deductible.

Bill King

Thumbs up on Lake Leatherwood tax


Just wanted to say thanks for your help in getting the Leatherwood tax passed ... your feature story and editorial were of great help, as I'm sure was our ad.

With your help, many good things will soon be happening at Eureka's crown jewel, 1620 acres of blissful nature preserve. Best,

Bill Featherstone

Veterans parade a big success


The Veterans and Vet Parade Committee wish to express our appreciation for the support from the people, businesses, Police Dept, and Fire Dept, who helped us make this Veteran's weekend possible!

If you donated food, drove a car, donated time, money or talent, we thank you!

Thanks to Amy Gardner for making all of our wonderful new car signs!

Thanks to CD and Mary Pat at the ES Independent, and to Don Lee and the Citizen for all the articles and publicity you gave us!

Thanks to Cafe' Amore, Mei Lei Cusine, and Ozark Swiss for donating prizes for our cook off!

A special thanks to Carol White, and Debbie Thompson who got our Meet & Greet food all set out for us, and to the Pied Piper who gave us a place to have it.

Thanks to the Squid & Whale for providing us a place to meet on Saturday night and to Pine Mountain Jamboree, Inn Convenience Store, KJ Zumwalt, and Leslie Foley,

A very special thanks from me to all the great guys at American Legion Post 9, their Commander, Jack Baker and his wife Tammy for doing so much to help make this all happen, and to Daniel for doing my work so I could work on the Vet Weekend!

Thank a Vet today!

Sue Glave