Just a quick bit of news to let you know that the latest PAWED PRINTS newsletter is done and in the mail to you. If you are so excited that you must read it click here. Thanks again to Jaime Hartshorn, Teri Mizuhara and all of our staff writers for another great job.
The full pdf article Tips for Weight Loss in dogs and cats can be found here. And the flyer on fostering kittens for El Dorado Animal Services Placerville Shelter can be found here.
Here is a quick overview of the articles for the Spring/Summer 2014 issue:
- New shelter launched with Finishing Touches campaign kickoff event
- National Day of Giving Campaign
- Looking for Forever Homes – Can You Help?
- Meet the El Dorado Humane Society
- Thank you, Bailey
- Alliance Moves Ahead
- We’ll miss you, Shirley Leeman!
- Born Comedians – Mini Donkeys
- From rescued to rescuer – Cole’s new life
- Kitten Fosters Needed
- When Pet Parents Work All Day
- Tips For Weight Loss – in dogs and cats. Part I
- Tid Bits and Treats – Bailey Plimpton, Dogs of Main St Calendar raises $2619, Hacienda Dog Park Opening, New Animal Services Logo, Kelly Hurd 377 Volunteer Hours
Would you like to sponsor the Furry Friends Fiesta? There are three levels available beginning at $100 for 1 PAW, $250 for 2 PAWS and $500 for 3 PAWS. All proceeds go to the Spay/Neuter Fund. Click here to see more…you’ll be glad you did! For more about the event including the Silent Auction, auction items and to buy tickets click here.
The Finishing Touches Campaign has officially begun. – People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED) hosted over 165 enthusiastic Animal Shelter supporters this past Sunday, to celebrate the start of construction at the new El Dorado County Animal Services Facility. Guests to the invitation only event had a chance to preview plans for interior renovation and details of features that will create a functional, efficient Animal Services facility, built to current standards. PAWED’s President Charlene Welty said “the guests were clearly excited at the prospect of adequate space and safe, healthy, pleasant quarters for homeless and abandoned companion animals that will be temporarily housed here, until reunited with their owners or adopted to new permanent homes. It’s wonderful to celebrate the first permanent animal shelter on the West Slope of El Dorado County.”
El Dorado County purchased the 21,000 square foot industrial building and its surrounding 4.5 acres on Capitol Avenue in Diamond Springs, last July, for the future home of Animal Services. In subsequent months, plans were completed for the building’s interior renovation and the project was put out to bid. Bids were well within budget and at the February 25th Board of Supervisors Meeting a contract was issued to D. G. Granade of Shingle Springs. Project Managers expect construction to be underway on March 17th.
With the long held goal of a permanent County Shelter now a certainty, PAWED also announced the launch of its “Finishing Touches Campaign.” The group’s appeal will raise funds for specialty equipment items and key exterior features to enhance the County funded project and provide donors with special recognition methods, including naming opportunities for important public spaces, and prominent major donor recognition in the facility. –
WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL OF 40 NEW LARGE DOG BEDS.
THANK YOU to all of the wonderful supporters who purchased them. We do not need any more dog beds at this time.
Its early March and some further funds have just come in from the Calendar Sales. I have just updated the total – $2619. AWESOME .– “Amateur webmaster” March 4th, 2014 —
Over the Holiday season some businesses on Placerville’s Main Street were busy raising money for PAWED. The last few years Nancy Dunk of The Bookery and Judie Stewart of Flowers on Main have created a calendar called “Dogs of Main Street.” They plan it, create it, have it printed and sell it, donating all the proceeds to PAWED. This year the calendar sales totaled $2504. The 2014 Calendar has pretty much sold out so the ladies are looking to July of this year when they start creating again for 2015.
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. The money will go into PAWED’s General Fund where it can be put to use where ever it is needed from Spay/Neuter Coupons to Adoption Assistance and the NEW Animal Shelter.
PAWED members can be proud of our continued successful efforts to save and improve the lives of many companion animals in El Dorado County. Your dues, donations and involvement in our activities make this happen and we sincerely thank you for your support! Membership renewals have been mailed and the 2013 Annual Report will be sent a little later in 2014.
2013 saw record high temperatures for our Furry Friends Fiesta 2013 and the unfortunate cancellation of Meowy Christmas and Yappy Holidays 2013 due to record lows and dangerous icy road conditions. The PAWED Events Committee is planning the FFF 2014 for May 17th this year in hopes that the temperatures will be more attendee friendly.
We hope that you will continue your membership and support of PAWED, and if you are not a member we hope you will join us. Due to unanticipated delays for merger activities, the current PAWED Board will continue to serve and keep PAWED alive and strong until the merger is completed. At that time, there will be elections for the Board of the new organization.
If you have any questions or comments, please call us at 530-677-2476 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you a very Happy and Healthy 2014!
If you are looking for that perfect something for the dog lover, how about the Dogs of Main St. 2014 Calendar. AND all the proceeds go to PAWED. Available for purchase for $15 each at The Bookery, Flowers on Main and Crossroads Vet Clinic. Details HERE. Now also available at the PAWED office Wednesday and Saturday Mornings.
Hot off the presses, the Fall/Winter PAWED newsletter is posted in full color and you can see it by clicking here! Take a look…it’s pretty interesting!
PAWED has just added links to our PET CARE page for UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine and for The Horse Report.
Koret Shelter Medicine is a unique site with all sorts of information on Sheltering Dogs and Cats. This site houses a tremendous wealth of information on prevention and treatment of a variety of dog and cat diseases which are very useful for Foster Families, Shelter Volunteers and Private Pet Owners. http://www.sheltermedicine.com/
The Horse Report is a newsletter from UC Davis’s Center For Equine Health with highlights current research and topics of interest to horse owners. The most current issue is titled Caring for Horses Through Life and Death. It can be found here http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ceh/docs/horsereport/pubs-Oct2013-sec.pdf the link for other issues can be found on the PAWED Pet Care page.
To read the FDA’s fact sheet on the continued issues with chicken/duck/sweet potato jerky treats please click here .
For additional information please readDr. Lisa Coupers article on the topic by clicking here.