Ione Gibson, member of the Pet Responsibility program, worked hard selling lemonade and sweets at a stand she made to raise money for Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services because she’s an animal lover.

When Ione went to Animal Services to award them with her hard earnings, she recieved a stuffed animal as a thank you gift.  Sheriff Godfrey, Captain Furr, Lieutenant Kirk, and Angela Zumwalt gave Ione a personal tour of the facility where she interviewed potential pets for a possible new addition to the Gibson family.

“We can’t thank Ione and the Gibson family enough for partnering with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in addressing the Animal Service needs of Moore County”, said Sheriff Godfrey.  “Her actions are selfless and inspirational for all.”

According to The Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee’s (MCPRC) website, “the education program is presented primarily as an integral part of the Moore County Schools’ Character Education Program which focuses on good judgment, integrity, kindness, perseverance, respect and responsibility and is linked to NC state standards. The backbone of the program is a strong volunteer base that presents a six-session program to each 4th Grade class annually.”  The Mission of the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee is “to provide and drive, with the support of the Moore County Commissioners, solutions to the pet overpopulation crisis in Moore County.”

“The MCPRC pilot program launched in 2008 with the goal of sharing the Pet Responsibility program with over 1,000 fourth grade students in Moore County each year. Today, the Pet Responsibility Education Program is an integral part of the curriculum and taught in 20 public and private schools annually”, according to MCPRC.


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