My book is about the missions and life of jay zeamer, his crew mates, and they're custom built b-17.
"He counted a dozen attackers in a dogfight a lone b-17 could hold its own against 4 or 5 enemy fighters maybe 7 or 8 on a good day. Jay was confident that old 666 could take on 10 with all there extra guns."
The one thing I hope you take away from this book is that to survive you must have a will to.
"there is always a way" -Jay zeamer
The book lucky 666 is about a plane and her crew in ww2. The book details there missions over japanese islands in the war. This is like the U2
My book lucky 666 details the life and experiences of jay zeamer the pilot who flew a b-17 he made from spare parts over Japanese territory in ww2. The book details the flights leading up to and the final flight of ole 666( the name is derived from the tail number of the plane). The final misson of ole 666 was a recon misson
"Pet Statistics." ASPCA. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
There are an estimated 70 million stray animals in the U.S.(Oxford-Lafayette Humane
Society). Of those, 6-8 million cats and dogs enter U.S. shelters every year; of those, 1.5 million
are euthanized(ASPCA 2017). According to the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, 80% or 2.4
million, are healthy and treatable animals that could have been adopted. This affects the
community because homeless animals could carry diseases that could be deadly like rabies.
Another issue of stray animals is there are so many of them, that the shelters are turning away
animals because they don’t have room for them. When people are asked about where they got
their pet, 15 % , say they got them from a shelter(ASPCA 2017).
We are interested in this issue because we feel that all animals deserve a home where they
are loved and cared for. We also feel that no animal that lives on the streets should be there
because of neglect, abandonment, or cruelty. Others should care because you might have gotten
your pet from an animal shelter. Just because an animal doesn’t have a home doesn’t mean that it
is not a living creature that deserves a place to call home, to be loved, and to live a good and
North Carolina faces a big issue dealing with homeless animals. In the Montgomery
County Animal Shelter, they have the highest euthanasia rate in the state. On average, 98%
percent of dogs who were brought into that shelter were euthanized, and an average of 100% of
cats were euthanized (WRAL 2016). Overall, the issue mostly affects the shelters. This is so
because the mass amount of homeless animals are being brought in. While those animals are
being brought in, the shelters don’t have enough space. Those shelters have to either euthanize
some animals in the shelter, or release some animals. This issue has been going on for a while
now, but the issue has significantly worsened in the past few years.
There are many causes of animal homelessness. One of them is overpopulation. On
average, a dog/cat gives birth to 1-5 puppies/kittens. Along with that, they usually give birth
about 2 times per year. Also, most of those offspring are not adopted, and the owners don't know
what to do with them. The effects, however, are disastrous. The pets that are being born are
helping to overpopulation. If they aren't adopted, they become unwanted, and they get dumped.
Also, there becomes too many pets to adopt, leading to the animals in the street. If this issue is
not taken care of, there are many possible outcomes. One of them is that homeless animals would
become more common. Another is that the issue would keep progressively worsen, and the issue
would become bigger overall. Also, since the issue would become even worse, it would require
more effort to combat the situation.
Even though this issue sounds big and bad, there are others that are already helping. Most
of those shelters are helping in many ways. One of those ways is that they are raising awareness
about this issue. Along with that, they are raising money to increase the quality and size of the
shelters, so that they can hold more animals and won't have to euthanize or release the animals.
Also, the shelters are spaying and neutering the animals to cut down overpopulation.
It sounds like there is already enough people helping, but there is still a need for help in
the community. This is so because overpopulation is still a big issue. Also, the sight of homeless
animals is becoming even more common. The main reason that overpopulation is still a big issue
is because many pet owners are refusing to spay and neuter, or make the animal unable to give
birth, their pets. The reason that they don't do this is because they want be able to sell the
puppies, and they want money.
Our goal for our project is to lessen the financial burden on a shelter for 2-3 days. We
could achieve this by having a multifaceted fundraiser for the shelter. Our first step would be to
establish a raffle at lunch, this would stimulate people to buy raffle tickets which would pay for
the prizes. The second step would be to have a cat and dog food drive, there would be bins all
over the school and there would be a total for the amount of dog and cat food that each
homeroom donated. The 3rd step is to put up flyers advertising 3 things the raffle, the food drive,
and adopting animals. The fourth step is to have the school news air pieces about the raffle, food
drive, and adopting animals. The fifth step is to donate the food and money to the shelter.
The plan for our goal is not flawless, and we could encounter some problems. We could
be denied the cafeteria access for the raffle. The second problem related to the raffle is that
people would not buy the tickets, but there is a solution to that will fix this. The solution is to add
incentive by having the class period who sells the most tickets, gets doughnuts. Also the class
that donates the most animal food gets pizza. The goal of this project is to lessen the financial
burden on a shelter for a few days.
“Hope Animal Rescue Durham, North Carolina.” Hope Animal Rescue Durham, North
Wral. "NC Shelter Kills 99 Percent of Animals, Records Show." WRAL.com. N.p., 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
Administrator. "Animal Overpopulation." Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
"Pet Statistics." ASPCA. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
The starting pay of a firefighter is 33,600 dollars a year. The starting pay for a police officer 35,300. The average yearly rent in Raleigh for a 2 bedroom is 14,856 dollars, that's almost half of the emergency res ponders pay. This effects our community by deterring skilled EMS workers. Think about it that skill could mean the difference between life and death. The solution is to increase pay to EMS to about 70000 dollars this would allow them to have a decent apartment and some money to spend. It affects me because what if a emergency responder did not come to RTP because of pay and they could save my life but weren't there because of low pay.