“You’re helping not only the dog, but the owner too,” said Cameron Boyette, a paralegal with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin’s Social Security Disability Department.
Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 17, 2011
Several members of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin volunteered on behalf of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs of Durham, NC on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The purpose of the Coalition is to provide sturdy fences for low-income households with dogs so the canines can spend time outside without being chained to trees or posts. In exchange for the free fences, recipient households must get their dogs spayed or neutered.
“You’re helping not only the dog, but the owner too,” said Cameron Boyette, a paralegal with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin’s Social Security Disability Department. “Most of the fence recipients simply can’t afford a fence on their own but are otherwise good pet owners. It’s very rewarding at the end to see the now unchained dog running free in its new space.”
Despite 90+ degree heat, the volunteers dug holes to ground the 5-foot chain link fences, then attached chain link fences with gates to the posts. They then attached a two-foot wire barrier to the bottom of the fence to keep the dog from digging out.
The volunteers created fences for two homes. In the second home they also placed a tarp on the top for added shade.
Boyette and his wife, Christina, have been fostering dogs through the Wake County (NC) Animal Shelter for about three years. Their current foster, Charlie, was confiscated from an owner in Charlotte, NC who had him chained to a tree and was not feeding him. The Boyettes found out about the Coalition to Unchain Dogs through a charity Christmas tree decorating contest held in December at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC, where the firm has its headquarters.
When they learned about the Coalition, the Boyettes immediately thought about their beloved Charlie and decided to help.
Cameron Boyette brought the idea back to the firm, where several people volunteered to build fences, while others made donations in the form of dog toys, food and treats.
“Part of our firm’s mission is to support the surrounding community,” said the firm’s founder and president James S. Farrin. “In addition to firmwide donations and projects, we encourage individual staff members to organize projects – such as this one – that they find personally rewarding. The firm also matches contributions individual staff members make to charitable organizations through our Matching Gift Program.”
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 25 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.