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BARK IN THE PARK 2016

The Dothan Police Department's Animal Services are making plans now for the 5th Annual

Bark In The Park fundraiser for the Dothan Animal Shelter. This year, the event will be on

Saturday, May 21st from 10a-3p at Eastgate Park in Dothan. This family-oriented day is

filled with tons of dog-friendly events for young and old alike! If you would like a vendor

space for the event or would like to purchase advertising on the T-shirts, contact the

shelter at (334) 615-4620 or email pmholley@dothan.org

ALL BREEDS RESCUE AND ADOPTION IN DALEVILLE IS DESPERATE FOR VOLUNTEERS! IF YOU CAN SPARE ANYTIME AT ALL, PLEASE CALL RUTH

AT (334) 797-5785. MILITARY, CHURCH, WORK & SCHOOL GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELCOME. WALKING DOGS, PETTING & PLAYING WITH CATS,

CLEANING, FEEDING...WHATEVER YOU CAN, WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL. PLEASE HELP KEEP THE DOORS OPEN AT THIS NO-KILL ANIMAL RESCUE.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

CAT AND DOG FOOD (WET & DRY)

CAT LITTER

PAPER TOWELS

DAWN DISH SOAP

LAUNDRY DETERGENT

DISPOSABLE GLOVES

Monetary donations are also always welcome and will go directly to the care of the animals in our care!

Ms. Jane 334-701-4417 OR Ms. Stefanie 256-717-7516

WinShape Camps for Communities moves to Enterprise High School

WinShape Camps for Communities began with one man’s dream to shape tomorrow’s leaders. S. Truett Cathy put his dream into motion by creating a camp experience that was focused on challenging young people physically and spiritually. The values & vision started in 1984 on the WinShape campus in Rome, GA continue as WinShape Camp returns to Enterprise July 18 - 22.

The 2015 inaugural year was a huge success with over 320 children registered and $35,000 in scholarships given away. “Due to the high participation at camp last summer, we are pleased to announce that WinShape Camp will be held at the Enterprise High School campus this year,” said Tracy Bullinger, local WinShape Camp Host Director. “We are excited about this incredible opportunity to expand our camp and use the EHS facilities,” Bullinger said.

Children who have completed 1st – 6th grade will have the incredible opportunity to attend a one-week day camp right here in Enterprise. WinShape Camps for Communities is a camp designed to meet the needs of all types of children. Your child will be challenged to sharpen their character, grow in their relationships and deepen their Christian faith in sports, science, arts, recreation, Bible study and worship.

New to WinShape this year is a camp for completed 7th – 9th grade students. This camp will be held the same week as the children’s camp but will be a separate camp. This camp is limited to 30 students and registration for the “Galaxy Village” opens with a “flash sale” on March 2nd from 6 – 8 pm. Registration will continue on March 6th until full.

Friday is Family Fun Day; a day family members and friends are invited to attend camp to enjoy the last day together and to conclude the BEST.WEEK. EVER! Registration begins on March 6th offering a $100 discount to the first 200 campers registered.

“In effort to raise scholarship dollars for WinShape, a 5K Connect Race & 1-mile Fun Run will be held on April 23, 2016. Contact Mandy or Josh at 334-347-4747 to ask about sponsorship or donation opportunities, and all sponsorship & donation money goes directly to fund WinShape Camp scholarships.   Register for the race at http://www.cfaraceseries.com”
Tracy Bullinger, WinShape Host Director, stated “the desire of the WinShape Team is for churches and businesses to work together to boldly glorify God by reaching vulnerable children and families in Enterprise and the surrounding communities.” She also shared her team’s goal of raising $41,000 in scholarship money to offset the registration fee of $204 per child.

Area businesses, churches and families who would like more information should contact Tracy at 334.347.9023 or visit www.winshapecamps.org. Visit their Facebook page for current registration and discount information. https://www.facebook.com/winshapeenterprise

Join the Miss Angel pageant in our 11th year of celebrating sisterhood and service on June 12, 2016 at the Dothan Opera House!

We crown representatives and raise money for Wiregrass Angel House, a non profit victims rights advocacy group. We have age divisions for all ages! Compete in pageant dress, casual wear, photogenic and ages 6 and up interview. Visit our website missangelpageant.com to enter and view detailed information!

Help Keep Alabama's Spay/Neuter Clinics Open.

In the last few years, the clinics have been under attack. Alabama House Bill 141 would protect the spay/neuter clinics and ensure they can keep providing vital services that improve
the lives of cats and dogs.

Reach out to your State Representative today, and ask him or her to support HB 141!

Alabama has only four spay/neuter clinics that provide much-needed services including high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter procedures and basic care like vaccinations and deworming.
The services are performed by licensed, experienced veterinarians who have the animals’ best interests in mind. Together, these clinics spay or neuter more than 10,000 cats and dogs each year.

In the last few years, a state board has unfairly—and for no good reason—tried to shut down Alabama's spay/neuter clinics. HB 141 would amend the law to make it clear that these important
clinics have the right to stay open.

Take action today—urge your State Representative to vote for HB 141 to keep Alabama’s spay/neuter clinics open.

The Dothan Police Department’s Animal Services Division is proud to announce a program about dog safety called “The Yellow Ribbon Leash Campaign”.
This program, widely used around the Country in dog parks and public areas was designed as an awareness campaign to help protect our citizens against dog bites. What we are asking
dog owners to do is to tie a yellow ribbon onto your dog’s leash, about half way up, if you want to alert others to the fact that people should not approach your dog, with or without their canine companions or their children. Other people should then give the dog’s owner time to get out of your way, thus preventing any unnecessary contact or possible bite. There are many reasons that the ribbons can be used, but here are a few important ones:

  • The dog is in training
  • The dog may be shy or protective of his owner and
    bite you because it doesn’t know you.
  • The dog may have been previously abused and is being
    rehabilitated. That means the dog may be afraid and may
    bite you as a natural reaction from past experiences.
  • The dog may just not like other dogs or doesn’t like being
    sniffed by other dogs.
The Animal Services Division will be handing out notices to the most widely used pet-friendly places for posting as a reminder to everyone. And most importantly of all… we ask that every parent teach your children what the yellow ribbon on a leash means! If you see that ribbon….WAIT!...give the dog owner a chance to get out of your way. And NEVER, EVER approach a dog that you don’t know without asking the owner first!

For more information, please contact the Dothan Animal Shelter, 334-615-4620

Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability
Process for Veterans Fast-tracking Disability Decisions for Vets with 100% Permanentand Total Rating Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently announced the launch of a new disability process to expedite disability claims filed by veterans with a Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T).  Under the new process, Social Security will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.“We have reached another milestone for those who have sacrificed so much for our country and this process ensures they will get the benefits they need quickly,” said Acting Commissioner Colvin.  “While we can never fully repay them for their sacrifices, we can be sure we provide them with the quality of service that they deserve.  This initiative is truly a lifeline for those who need it most."“No one wants to put America’s veterans through a bureaucratic runaround,” said Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, a leading proponent for increasing assistance to veterans. “As the baby boomer generation ages and more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan need care, this common sense change will help reduce backlogs and cut through unnecessary red tape so that our most disabled veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned.” In order to receive the expedited service, veterans must tell Social Security they have a VA disability compensation rating of 100% P&T and show proof of their disability rating with their
VA Notification Letter.The VA rating only expedites Social Security disability claims processing and does not guarantee an approval for Social Security disability benefits.  These veterans must still meet the strict eligibility requirements for a disability allowance.For information about this service, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disability-pt.htm.
For more about Social Security’s handling of Wounded Warrior’s
disability claims, please visit
www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.

WILDLIFE LAND TRUST

OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES ARE DISAPPEARING AT AN ALARMING RATE.  FORTUNATELY, AS A CONCERNED LAND OWNER, YOU CAN HELP PREVENT SOME OF THIS LOSS.  PROTECT YOUR LAND FOR THE FUTURE, AND PROHIBIT HUNTING AND TRAPPING OF THE ANIMALS WHO CALL IT HOME, BY WORKING WITH THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST.  CALL 1-800-729-SAVE, THAT'S 1-800-729-S-A--V-E THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST, OR GO TO: WILDLIFELANDTRUST.ORG.  
THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST, SAVING LIVES, BY SAVING LAND.

AwareRX

WHEN IT COMES TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, IT’S ESSENTIAL TO APPLY SAFE PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. TO AVOID MISUSE AND ABUSE, NEVER SHARE OR BORROW MEDICATION. KEEP YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS BY STORING THEM IN A LOCK BOX AND DISPOSING OF MEDICATION PROPERLY. FINALLY, UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION; DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR PHARMACIST AND DOCTOR FOR HELP. AND IF BUYING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE, BE SURE TO USE VIPPS ACCREDITED PHARMACIES. LEARN MORE AT AWARE R-X DOT ORG

Red Cross Blood Drives

To give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds; you must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), and you must be in general good health. If you are sick and cannot donate, please recruit a friend or family member to give in your place.  All donors must have a photo ID or American Red Cross donor card.
If you plan on giving blood:

  • Double your fluid intake in the 48 hours leading up to the drive.
  • Eat a nutritious meal the night before, as well as the day of, the blood drive.
  • Eat iron-rich foods such as lean beef, broccoli, eggs, greens, shrimp or dried beans.
  • Consume foods rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, cabbage, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before the drive.

The American Red Cross Blood Services, Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Region, which supplies blood to approximately 100 hospitals, needs 600 blood donors each day to meet the needs of patients in the region.  Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets.
The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give blood.

The S.O.S. Animal Shelter in Enterprise needs your help...

The Shelter is always in need of volunteers to help walk and wash dogs, play with and socialize all of the animals and, of course, do all of the down-and-dirty chores that come with caring for the animals. Volunteers at the Shelter must be at least 14 years old or supervised by a parent, and must be able to follow rules and guidance given by the manager. The Shelter is happy to be recognized by the Enterprise High School National Honor Society as an organization for which members may receive all of their required community service hours this year. To arrange to volunteer at the Shelter, call 334-393-1743 from 9a-5p Monday-Saturday or 8a-4p on Sunday.

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Wish list: Pine Sol, bleach, hand soap, HE laundry detergent, scoopable cat litter, disposable gloves, 13 gallon trash bags, towels & blankets, welded wire kennels (10'x6'), combo printer/scanner/fax machine, wall mounted cabinets.

Today, nearly half our nation’s fighting forces are members of the Guard and Reserve. When they are called to active duty, they leave behind a family, a community, and a job. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, honors and protects the bond between service members and their civilian employers. Whether serving our country or supporting those who do, we all serve. To learn more about ESGR, call 1-800-336-4590, or visit www.esgr.mil.
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation
Dear AVRAL members, in an effort to build membership in our organization, we're taking several different approaches. The most effective and most persuasive form of marketing is word-of-mouth, or in this case, you sending emails to everyone you know, inviting them to join AVRAL. We have run-off elections coming up on Oct. 9, some of these elections are decided by a mere 100 or so votes, so it's critical to build membership. If you to DO NOTHING ELSE as an AVRAL member, please do this. Send the letter below to everyone you can think of-feel free to modify if you like.

(Text of Email to copy, paste and forward)

Hello! You are receiving this email because I believe you are someone who can help us improve the lives of Alabama's companion animals. If you are tired of the way Alabama's animals are treated--- the starving, the cruelty, the overpopulation, the dogs wandering the roadways, the cats gathering around dumpsters to find food, JOIN AVRAL. AVRAL stands for Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation. We are a nonpartisan political action committee consisting of everyday Alabama citizens who exercise political power by forming voting blocs. Your vote is your power. We will let you know which candidates are animal-friendly and which are not. We'll let you know their voting record on animal cruelty issues. We'll post questionnaires they've completed for your review. You live in a voting district, and we will invite as many people as possible in your district to join the voting bloc. The more people in the bloc, the more powerful you are. This is the only way to send a message to Montgomery: we will no longer tolerate the inhumane, uncaring treatment of animals in this state. And while a legislator may not agree with our position, if they want to get elected/remain in office, they need to know we have sufficient membership to vote them in or send them home. How much does it cost you to join? NOTHING. There are no dues, no fees. All we ask is that you send this email to EVERYONE YOU KNOW who loves animals. Help us build membership in each of Alabama's 67 counties. That's the first step. Help us end the suffering. Please visit our website www.alabamavotesforanimals.org/ to read about our key issues and to join us. I hope you will join us,
Dr. Rhonda Parker
State Chair, AVRAL