WOOF FM's Community Caring Page is the web place where good things get done for our neighbors.
To submit an item for this web page, mail to:
WOOF Radio P.O. Box 1427, Dothan, AL. 36302 or Fax to 334-677-4612 or email to
woof@ala.net

The Save Our Strays Animal Shelter will hold the next Dog Wash Fundraiser Sat. 8/08 from 10a-2p

at Katie's Pampered Pets, 1235 Rucker Blvd. in Enterprise.

Get your dog(s) bathed & smelling good for a donation to S.O.S. to help care for the pets awaiting adoption. For more info, call 393-1743.

The Order of The Black Dress is hosting the Something Old Something New Charity Rummage Sale event benefitting the Wiregrass Children's Home.   Here is the PSA info for the sale:

Come find great deals on gently-used furniture, home decor, clothing and more at Something Old, Something New 2015, benefitting the Wiregrass Children’s Home. The fun kicks off Friday, August 7th At Bob Woodall Air Care, 412 North Foster Street, with a preview party. Enjoy dinner, live music and first dibs on some great items! Tickets for the preview party are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Shopping opens to the public Saturday, August 8th from 7am until noon. 

Something Old, Something New is the charitable project of the Order of the Black Dress. OBD is a Mardi Gras krewe for ladies, and a sister organization to the Krewe of Kolosse. OBD seeks to improve the community by serving it, and this year their philanthropic focus is the Wiregrass Children’s Home. Proceeds from the rummage sale will be used to outfit each of the children in the home with new school clothes, backpacks, supplies and more to meet their educational needs. Find us on Facebook at Something Old, Something New Benefit & Charity Sale.

For preview party tickets, to donate items, or for more info call 596-1718 or email obdsociety@gmail.com

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.

TROJAN WARRIOR DASH


What is it? 5K Obstacle course race containing various obstacles and mud pit
Who is it benefiting? Charles Henderson High School
When? October 24th at 9 a.m.
Where? Troy Recreational Center – 601 Enzor Road Troy, AL 36079
Registration: There will be on sight registration. There will also be forms online on the Charles Henderson High School Web page that can be printed off and mailed in with payment. Runners that preregister before October 16th will receive a shirt on the day of the race. Those that register the day of the race are not guaranteed a shirt but there will be extra shirts for those registering. Trophies will be given for the top 3 finishers in each category.
Fee: $30

LITTLE TROJAN WARRIOR DASH (Anyone under the age of 12)
What is it? Short blow up obstacle course race with a mud pit
When? October 24th at 10:30 a.m. just after the 5k race
Registration: Same as above.
Fee: $15

Wow!  Sugarman the Pony’s author and Dothan native, Brenda Warren Powell, is coming to Dothan on Thursday, August 13, for a BOOK SIGNING PARTY to benefit Wiregrass Hope Group!  Stop by Wiregrass Hope from 4 to 7, and get your own Sugarman cookie and purchase your very own autographed copy of The Adventures of Sugarman the Pony! Fine Giclee canvas art prints by Sugarman’s illustrator,  Barbara Kilgore are also for purchase.  A portion of the sales will benefit Wiregrass Hope.

For more information contact Sharon at 334.790.9192.

The Knights of Columbus, Child of Prague Council 10513 will be hosting a 1st Friday Fish Fry each month starting May 1, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Our next 1st Friday Fish Fry will be August 7, 2015.

Plates are $10.00 and include “all the fish you can eat” as well as sides, sweet tea, and a desert.
Carry-outs are available ($7.00/Person). 

THE DINNERS WILL BE HELD AT BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 HIGHWAY 177A, BONIFAY, FL.
Proceeds raised from these 1st Friday Fish Fry will be used by Council 10513 to assist the three (3) parishes that Council 10513 represents: Blessed Trinity, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Theresa.

Gospel Benefit program for Little Miss Alexia Mays, Sunday August 16th at 2:00pm. Triumph Faithland Church, 213 West Crawford St. in Dothan. All groups and soloists are invited.

Join in supporting the "fighters", until there is a cure for Neuroblastoma. Call Cindy 334-648-1509 for more information.

The American Red Cross is currently responding across multiple states. If you would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and
other crises please make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. You can donate by:

Calling 1-800-REDCROSS OR www.redcross.org Texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

Whether it's a natural disaster that affects thousands, or a home fire that affects a single family, the American Red Cross is there

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 new 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

We are a dedicated and devoted group of people who want to save the lives of the young people in our community and surrounding area. We live in a small community in the city of Hartford, AL. The young people don’t have anything constructive or positive to do or any place to go. Drugs and sex is overpowering our youth today. We want to invest in our youth by creating a safe, trusting place to go. We have pastors, counselors, parents, teachers and more who want to help save our youth. We stand strong in faith, trust, and love for our youth today. We are trying to raise money to help our dedicated cause, “Saving the Lives of our Youth.” We want to do this with words of encouragement and trust.

We have several legendary gospel groups from across the United States. They are willing to come and witness to our youth through singing, prayer and testimony. We need sponsors to help with our programs. We have three groups: The Fantastic Violinaires from Detroit, Michigan, Paul Beasley and The Original Gospel Keynotes from Tyler, Texas & Curtis Wakin and the Soulful Messagers from Jackson, Mississippi. We will appreciate any assistance and are asking for monetary donations to assist with their travel expenses and the rental of the building. The dates for the program are July 18, 2015 at the Eufaula Auditorium in Eufaula, AL and July 19, 2015 at The Walter Ford Center in Tallahassee, FL. We are asking that you will be blessed sponsor.

Thank you,

Diana Harris & Teresa Nelson

Contact Information: Diana Harris (334) 449-2480 Teresa Nelson  (334) 360-1178 604 Railroad Ave. Hartford, AL 36344

Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability
Process for Veterans
Fast-tracking Disability Decisions for Vets with 100% Permanent
and 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.


A trust account has been setup for James Derek Edmondson who as been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer which has spread to is liver and lymph nodes. Any donations will be used to cover monthly living costs and to help take care of his 3 children. To make a donation please contact People's South Bank c/o James Derek Edmondson, P.O. Box 459, Columbia, AL 36319

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 http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001PAxYsGB1MKYzfuwBi47nVTJQgSMw9_WoHT0lUeUHM6gvKEsIe4lzwhoAq5qt32jcdJbnn677GcAvvqvG_MpL2tGTajNjz1cqrw9N6zW5kalRGTueYZRjdJRaFUbjnN7 to read about our key issues and to join us. I hope you will join us,
Dr. Rhonda Parker
State Chair, AVRAL

Rebecca Pober Citrin Receives Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor for Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is proud to announce that Rebecca Pober Citrin, from Daphne, was selected by Girl Scouts of the USA as one of ten 2015 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, for her Gold Award project on domestic human sex trafficking awareness.

This special honor and designation by Girl Scouts of the USA showcases Rebecca’s extraordinary leadership over a project that had measureable and sustainable impact and addressed a global issue. Rebecca saw the need to raise awareness for the second largest organized crime in the world. With the help from numerous people, from law enforcement officers to FBI Special Agents to victims of human trafficking, Rebecca put together a moving documentary and website about the subject that highlights the reasons that human trafficking is such a huge market and how to stop it.

Elizabeth Brent, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama said, “We are delighted that Rebecca Pober Citrin received this prestigious award. Her work, on a very difficult and painful topic, brings to light an issue that is important.   Rebecca's Gold Award project was well researched, balanced and provided a video depiction of how human trafficking happens.   We know that because of this honor many others will be exposed to her video and hope it will provoke change.”

Both the Kappa Delta Foundation and Girl Scouts of the USA each generously provided a $5,000 college scholarship to all of the ten National Young Women of Distinction, including Rebecca. Additionally, she was awarded a Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship through Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama for $1000.

This year, Rebecca will be honored at a national recognition ceremony hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA. She will also be featured in a livestreaming TED Talk–style event with her fellow National Young Women of Distinction. Both the recognition ceremony and livestream will be held on October 7, 2015, in New York.

Earning the Gold Award is just one of the fun and amazing things girls can do as part of Girl Scouts. To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit: www.girlscouts.org/join. 

We're Girl Scouts of the USA
We're 2.8 million strong—2 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We're the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscouts.org.

About Kappa Delta
Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women with more than 230,000 members, 159 active collegiate chapters, and more than 500 chartered alumnae chapters nationwide. In 2009, the sorority created the Confidence Coalition, an alliance of organizations and companies committed to promoting confidence in girls and women. In 2010, Kappa Delta established International Girls Day to empower girls to reach their potential. It also created International Women’s Friendship Month for women everywhere. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with Girl Scouts of the USA. Kappa Delta’s national headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.kappadelta.org.