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Felines Under Rescue (FUR) will be having the Laura Pate Memorial FURfest at Cottage Antiques on October 14. This is to honor the memory of Laura Pate who was a big supporter of FURfest and a big supporter of all animals and the need for spay/neuter. The money we raise on that day will go to a “Laura Pate day of free spay/neuter for needy pet owners” on a date to be announced at the Wiregrass Spay/Neuter Alliance and Mission of Mercy. This is an outdoor festival that will have vendors selling art, collectibles, homemade crafts and goodies…anything. Vendor fees are only $15. It is always a fun day for all and our fundraiser for Felines Under Rescue. Laura and Woof radio have always been there for us. If you would like to be a vendor, please p.m. me your name. We will have tee shirts for sale for $15. If you want to preorder one please let me know and Click Here or click on the shirt. Come out and support spay/neuter!
Press release from Bethel Baptist Church
|First Baptist Church Dothan is organizing a 4 day Hurricane Relief Trip to the Houston area on September 21-24.
The plan is to drive from Dothan to the Houston area on Thursday, September 21, work all day Friday and Saturday, then drive from Houston to Dothan on Sunday September 24.
We will be helping clean out houses. Tools needed will be shovels, crowbars, work gloves, rakes, etc.
We will be sleeping on the floor of a church in the area. So you will need to bring a sleeping bag and/or cot plus towels.
The cost is $50 per person to help with fuel. Plus your meals.
The trip is open to anyone willing to drive the 700 miles over and back and help others. We will be traveling by church bus.
For more info, call Bob Gross at First Baptist Church Dothan at 334-792-5117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF
COORDINATED BY COFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF POSSE
WE APPOLOGIZE BUT WE CANNOT ACCEPT
ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND UN-OPENED
DROP OFF POINT
SAM BOSWELL H0NDA
SUGGESTED DONATION LIST
• NON-PERRISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
• TOILETRIES (SOAP, SHAMPOO, TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSH, DEODORANT)
• HAND SANITIZER
• HEAVY DUTY GARBAGE BAGS (33-45 GALLON SIZES)
• FIRST AID KIT
• 50 CLOTHESPINS
• SPONGES (NO CELLULOSE SPONGES DUE TO MOLD ISSUES)
• TOLIET PAPER
• BABY FORMULA
• FEMINE HYGIENE
• MEDICINE (TYLENOL, ADVIL, ETC)
September 6, 2017
Remembering the Victims; Celebrating the Survivors
Dothan — In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the House of Ruth and the Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention will be hosting their annual Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, October 17th at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate the survivors of domestic violence, remember those who have been lost, and unite our communities to end domestic violence. Local speakers and music will create a mood of reflection and contemplation. The event will feature a “Silent Witness” exhibit—a moving tribute to the 5 local women who lost their lives this year to domestic violence—and will conclude with a release of purple sky lanterns to honor those who have suffered at the hands of loved ones.
The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at Wiregrass Church. All are encouraged to wear purple, which is the awareness color for domestic violence. Vigil candles will be provided by Zonta Club of Dothan. “Break the Silence” Awareness Shirts can also be purchased from now until October 6th for $10 (XS-XL) and $12 (2XL) by calling The Exchange Center at 334-671-1966.The House of Ruth was created in 1982 to provide safe, temporary shelter for battered women and their children seeking escape from their violent homes. The Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention provides free counseling services to victims of child abuse, domestic violence,
|SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL RESCUE IN ABBEVILLE IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS. TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CALL CLAIRE RICE 334-585-0979 [TFN]|
MONETARY DONATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE ONLINE AT
BE SURE TO SELECT "PRO-LIFE ANIMAL SERVICES" IN THE DROP-DOWN BOX
UNDER DONATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM
The Wiregrass Spay Neuter Alliance (334)671-8111 received a grant to help residents of Houston County that receive public assistance. Dogs will cost $20 and cats will cost $10 to have them Spay/Neuter. Rabies vaccinations are $10. Please give us a call to see if you qualify. (334) 671-8111.
Pet Food Drive for Felines Under Rescue!!
Felines Under Rescue (FUR) needs your help. Besides helping spay/neuter cats and dogs...... FUR helps feed hungry cats and dogs by supplying needy people with pet food. If you can donate a bag of cat food or dog food to FUR you can drop it off at ......Dothan Thrift Store.....1510 Montgomery Hwy....it is near Dothan Nursery. Tuesday through Saturday.
Residents of Houston County who have a Medicaid card, food stamps, taniff, etc can get their dog spayed or neutered for $20 or their cat spayed/neutered for $10 at the Wiregrass Spay/Neuter Alliance, 570 S Foster Street, Dothan. Rabies shots are $10. Call 671-8111 for an appointment.
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.
CAT AND DOG FOOD (WET & DRY)
DAWN DISH SOAP
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
When Girls Succeed, So Does Society
|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
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.
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.
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 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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|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,