A “Dance Concert for Shelter Animals” will be held on Friday, October 4, at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC, to raise awareness for euthanasia of sheltered animals. The event is sponsored by the Goathouse Refuge for cats in Pittsboro and other rescue and animal-welfare partners.
Doors to the concert open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 8 p.m. Admission is by voluntary donation.
Headlining are Tres Chicas, a well known alt-country trio. They are joined by Mebanesville, a roots rhythm world music group; David George, an independent singer-songwriter; the Cools, a father-daughter duo; John Salmon and Stephanie Schmidt, performing jazz piano duo; and others. Bagpiper Robert White will open the evening with a traditional procession.
During the evening, there will be two brief but important presentations by Michael R. Moyer, V.M.D., past Director of the Shelter Animal Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, on the reasons gas chambers should never be used for animal euthanasia, and by Lisa Brockmeier, with FixNC, on the reasons gas chambers should be removed from North Carolina animal shelters.
Doors open at 7. Prelude music. Concert is 8 until 11:30.