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February 16, 2012

NASCAR and UARA Driver Cory Joyce Tours Cleveland County Animal Shelter with North Carolina Shelter Project

Cory Joyce, a United Auto Racing Association Series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series driver, toured the Cleveland County Animal Shelter to learn about the recent improvements made to staffing and animal care. Joyce’s visit was part of his efforts to help local shelters as a spokesperson for the North Carolina Shelter Project, a partnership between The Humane Society of the United States, Susie’s Law and North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare to raise awareness of North Carolina community shelters through outreach and education.

“I’ve been volunteering for my local shelter for years,” Joyce said. “Shelters have such a tough job, and they’re critically important to the animals in their communities. I’m happy to do whatever I can to bring attention to their work and to what everyone in the community can do to support them.”

“We are thrilled that Cory Joyce has taken such an interest in helping to improve North Carolina animal shelters,” said Kimberley Alboum, The HSUS’ North Carolina state director. “The Cleveland County Animal Shelter is one that has made many positive changes, and we’re looking forward to working with them on continued improvements.”

As he has advanced his career through the years, Joyce has sought out opportunities to help animals. He joined The HSUS last fall in alerting drivers to the need to watch for wildlife and other animals on the roads, as part of the Give Wildlife a Brake campaign. Joyce hopes to encourage his fans to raise funds in support of The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team, as well as to support the Humane Society of Charlotte, his local shelter.

 

Media Contact: Stephanie Twining, 301-258-1491, stwining@humanesociety.org

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