Burke County August 18, 2020 Burke County Commissioners tabled for ninety days a proposed rewrite of the Animal Control Ordinance. Surprise changes urged by 7-member Animal Advisory Committee. Only 2 of the AAC are dog owners, apparently. Of the six 2020 meetings of the AAC, five had no published agenda and the sixth had no details. No minutes are posted. The next AAC meeting, open to the public, is scheduled for 8/26/20.
Halifax County February 2020 Halifax County Commissioners resolved to limit dog hunting after a “public” hearing that no dog hunter knew about or attended. Commissioner Rives Manning has long tried to limit or ban dog hunting. A local bill would have to be introduced and in the NC General Assembly in order for his hopes to be fulfilled. We’ll see.
Caswell County February 2019 A proposed kennel ordinance is “sponsored” by the Animal Protection Society of Caswell County. A public hearing was held on Monday, 2/18/19, but no vote was taken by the Caswell County Commissioners. We are joining the fight!
Bladen County February 2018 A proposed ordinance surfaced in Bladen County which would have damaged dog hunting opportunities and traditions. Apparently, a man had approached the Commission in January and asked them to consider a law that would make it illegal to hunt or discharge a firearm from or across a state-maintained right-of-way or to retrieve dogs from a public road while in possession of a loaded firearm. In the February public hearing, dog hunters packed the meeting room. The overwhelming majority of participants opposed more regulations affecting dog hunting.
Warren County January 2018 Responsible dog hunters are working closely with Warren County Commissioners to address a targeted attack against dog hunting. The attack seems to have originated from a real estate agent specializing in marketing land to still hunters. A local Farm Bureau agent reports he has no records of any hunting incidents on highway right-of-ways.
Caswell County Congratulations to Allen Walker and others from Cobb Creek Hunting Club. They prosecuted a dog killer in Caswell County, and never gave up, despite long delays. In August 2017, the Defendant was convicted, ordered to pay $1,000.00 damages, and other fees and court costs. Thanks to the Prosecutor who stood up for dog hunters and the property rights of citizens.
Halifax County is suffering through serious arguments about dog hunting. The actual problem is a small group of “rogue hunters” in an isolated area of Halifax County. This problem has festered for too long. We urge the County Commissioners to aid the Sheriff’s Department in attacking the problem with additional resources to fight a variety of criminal activities perpetrated by a few persons. These criminals should be prosecuted. Law abiding hunters should not be punished for the actions of a few. April 2017
Haywood County is the epicenter of Cong. Mark Meadows’ investigation into the notorious “Operation Something Bruin” conducted by NC WRC and other governmental agencies. Public Hearing will be held at Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville, NC on Friday morning, 6/19/15.
Edgecombe County Joe & Henri working with local dog hunters in Edgecombe County following complaints by some land owners about dog hunting in Edgecombe County. Sheriff Knight hosted a large meeting on September 26, 2013.
Warren County Joe & Henri McClees working with local hunting clubs in Warren County re various issues, including rogue WRC officer and dog killings.
Stanly County considering new animal control ordinance; public hearing Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Caswell County dog killer was convicted 10/2012; required to pay restitution of over $15,000.00 for dog he killed.
Warren County We are fighting dog killers. One person is charged in Warren County District Court, and trial is scheduled for 5/30/12.
Caswell County We are fighting dog killers. Two persons will be arraigned on 4/10/12 in Caswell County Superior Court, each charged with felonious cruelty to animals.
Guard your own county. While the legislature is adjourned, HSUS and other animal rights groups frequently attempt to promote the animal rights agenda on the county level. For example, HSUS is working in Ashe County in March 2012.
For more information, join the NC Sporting Dog Association.
Duplin County March 2012 Thank you to the Duplin County Commissioners, who declined to change the County Noise Ordinance. Proposed modifications would have hurt dog owners.
Caswell County Rash of dog killings during 2011 hunting season have led to prosecutions in Caswell County, Person County, and Warren County. Indictments handed down by Grand Jury in Caswell County 2012.
Orange County Caldwell Hunt Club meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Local Laws passed for several counties during the 2011 legislative session, which adjourned 6/18/2011. Visit Legislative News for more information.
Martin County On March 31, 2011, we had a packed auditorium at the Public Meeting held by Martin County Commissioners to listen to citizens about the issue of hunting with dogs. The meeting was held in the Auditorium at Riverside High School, Williamston.
Northampton County On March 15, 2011, we had an excellent turnout for the Public Meeting held by Northampton County Commissioners to listen to citizens about the issue of hunting with dogs. The Commissioners were patient and attentive. We presented a Petition with 1404 citizen signatures and 68 farmers’ signatures to demonstrate support for hunting deer with dogs in Northampton County.
Get to know your County Commissioners!
Register to vote and prepare for the 2012 elections. If you are not registered to vote, take time to register to vote. For more information, call us or visit the NC State Board of Elections. Be ready to vote for PRO DOG & PRO HUNTING candidates for the NC Senate, NC House of Representative, some of your County Commissioners, judges, and other local elected officials to be elected in 2012. Joe & Henri McClees are ready to help you with a Voter Registration Drive in your county. Call us for more information.
Richmond County In 2010, Richmond County Commissioners voted to hurt hunting with dogs. The single friend of hunters is Commissioner Ben T. Moss, Jr., newly elected Republican Commissioner.
Thank you Vance County Commissioners! On June 23, 2010, Vance County Commissioners wrote their legislative delegation to declare their opposition to the Commercial Dog Breeders bill (SB#460) presently pending in the NC House.
Acquaint yourself with your County’s Commissioners. Meet each of them. Have friendly conversations to get to know them. Do they hunt? Are they supportive of our right to hunt and the right to hunt with dogs? Now is the time to learn who deserves your support in the November 2010 elections.
Rockingham County’s Planning Board tabled its proposed Kennel Ordinance because of the huge opposition expressed at its January 2010 meeting. Their February 15, 2010 meeting has been cancelled, and they have announced they will rework the proposal.
If you are willing to serve on a hunters’ advisory board in Pasquotank County, contact Bobby Harris. For more information, call Bobby Harris, President of Albemarle Houndsmen Association in northeastern NC (home 252-336-2626, cell 252-340-2626).
Let us know what is happening in your county. If you learn of efforts by animal rights activists to work in your county in North Carolina, please contact us immediately. The NC Sporting Dog Association can help you defend your county against ordinances to harass dog owners and hunters.