On Saturday, May 9, join Central Ohio rescue groups and tons of vendors for the first Fetch A Friend Adopt-A-Thon at the Lausche Building located at the Ohio State Fairgrounds Expo Center in Columbus.
The event will run from 10 am to 7 pm and takes place the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, encouraging mothers to bring a new furry baby home. And if you are not currently a mother, become one by adopting on this Saturday!
Volunteers are needed to help with the event. If you would like to find out about volunteering, please go HERE.
Additionally, vendors and sponsors are also needed.
To sign up as a sponsor, go HERE.
To set up the day of the event as a vendor, go HERE.
If you know of a rescue group or shelter that would like to attend, please pass this information on to them and ask them to sign up HERE.
And finally, you can help make this event AMAZING by donating HERE.
To find out more about this mega-adoption day, which we hope will occur annually, visit the Fetch A Friend web site HERE.
To Like Fetch A Friend on Facebook, go HERE. You’ll be updated on all the exciting news if you are a Fetch A Friend Facebook Friend (wow, say that three times fast!).
We’ll have more news about this first of its kind event in Columbus as May 9 gets closer. So check back often.
Send Valentines to chained dogs. February 7-14 is Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week.
I’d like to encourage you to participate in a really neat event that Dogs Deserve Better does each Valentine’s Day. For the Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Valentine Campaign, Dogs Deserve Better (DDB) sends out Valentines to chained and penned dogs. Mailed along with the Valentine is a brochure about bringing dogs into the home and freeing them from their chained existence. This is the 13th year that Dogs Deserve Better has been sending out Valentines to neglected canines.
Dogs Deserve Better, whose mission focuses on freeing dogs from chained and penned lives, wants to send out 10,000 Valentines this year. They are focusing on quality rather than quantity this year (in the past, they have sent out over 20,000 Valentines!). In order to send that many Valentines, DDB needs you!
First of all, they need you to make Valentines for the dogs. If you are a teacher, a student, a group leader (4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts) or someone homeschooling their children, this is a great service project to teach kindness to animals. The Valentines should be no larger than 4″ by 8.5″ so they can fit into an envelope to be mailed. Again, DDB is stressing Quality over Quantity–they want really neat Valentines that will make people think. You can visit their web site to see some of the cool Valentines people made in previous years and also to download high resolution chained dog images to use on your own Valentines. All Valentines must be mailed to Dogs Deserve Better, 1915 Moonlight Road, Smithfield, VA 23430 by February 5–yes, we are running out of time.
DDB also needs to know who to send these Valentines to. If you know of a chained or penned dog in your area (we have all seen them–the poor dogs that look miserable in summer heat and bring tears to our eyes when they are covered in drifts of snow), please find the addresses for those dogs and either email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, call the info in at 757-357-9292, or go online and fill out the information via a form on the web site: HERE. YOU WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS!
You can also sponsor the cost of sending the Valentines by making a donation to Dogs Deserve Better online or by mailing a check to the address listed above. You can also purchase really neat Valentine merchandise when you visit the site to learn how to participate in the 2015 Valentine Campaign.
To find out more about the 2015 Valentine Campaign, go HERE.
To read the official press release, go HERE.
Like DDB on Facebook HERE.
Since 1992, the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) has been celebrating International Homeless Animals’ Day with candlelight vigils around the world. The thought behind these vigils is to “bring people all over the world together to shed light on pet overpopulation and the spay/neuter solution.”
This year, International Homeless Animals’ Day will fall on Saturday, August 16.
Cat Welfare will be celebrating International Homeless Animals’ Day with a candlelight vigil on Saturday from 6:30-7:30 pm. The vigil will take place at their shelter, 741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Besides the vigil to focus on the plight of homeless animals, there will also be guest speakers. Kerry Manion, chief humane agent at Capital Area Humane Society will speak, as will Paula and Jay Mathew, feral cat experts.
To find out more about the event, go HERE.
To find out more about ISAR’s International Homeless Animals’ Day, go HERE.
For more information on ISAR, go HERE.
Join the awesome SOS (Shelter Outreach Services) of Ohio this coming Saturday, July 26 for their Open House from 11:30 am to 3 pm to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new location on the Hilltop at 3121 West Broad Street in Columbus.
When you stop in, you can take a tour of the facility and learn more about the veterinary services that SOS offers to the community. SOS is a non-profit organization that provides low cost, high volume spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, as well as feral cats in traps (you can take cats in traps in without an appointment between 7:30 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday!).
There will also be kids’ crafts and light refreshments during the Open House. Make sure to find out more about the services they offer for free roaming and feral cats. You’ll be glad you did!
Like SOS of Ohio on Facebook HERE and keep updated on all their events and activities.