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HOT WEATHER PET SAFETY TIPS
Please leave your dog at home and don’t leave your pet in the car, even with the windows left slightly open. When it’s 85 degrees outside, the inside temperature of your car can soar to 102 in 10 minutes, to 120 in 30 minutes. In taking your dog with you, you could be risking his or her life.
Pets can get dehydrated quickly. Make sure they have plenty of cool water and shade and please don’t walk them on hot asphalt that can burn sensitive paws.
If your dog is overcome with heat exhaustion, immediately cool them down with cool, not cold water, and take them to your vet ASAP.
Care for your animal companions as you care for yourself on hot days!
WALK FOR THE ANIMALS!
The Walk for the Animals event, hosted, orchestrated and executed by “Stan the Man”, was a big success. Stan presented Tippy with a check for $510, our portion of the generous donations from his very successful 300 mile Walk For The Animals.
Ten animal welfare organizations participated in the Walk for the Animals, which raised a total of over $5000 in donations.
LAVENDER FESTIVAL WAS A SUCCESS!
Thanks to everyone who visited our booth at the Sequim Lavender Festival. We raised over $8,000 from sales of potholders, microwave bowl holders, tote bags, purses, placemats and quilled greeting cards, plus generous donations in our donation jar. Of course, the most popular were the lavender potholders – 213 of the 451 potholder sets sold were the lavender theme sets!
A big thank you to the sales volunteers reported being super busy on Friday and Saturday and just busy on Sunday until the last hour. The weather was variable and bearable. All together, worth all the time, effort and crossed eyes from sewing all that lavender! Huge kudos and thank yous to the team of volunteers who make our world famous potholders and other hand-sewn items for all of our events.
FELINE FINE AT HARBINGER WINE
Thanks to all who participated, volunteered and attended this event. We had a great crowd, fine wine, delicious food samples and fantastic music. And a big thank you to Harbinger for hosting the event. We raised just over $3500 from admissions, donations and wine sales!
TEMPORARY SHELTER CLOSURE
When one of our adoptees recently returned to PFOA’s care, instead of a nice box of chocolates, she brought us ringworm! While this is a huge problem for a shelter, for the cat it is not life threatening and resembles a case of athlete’s foot in humans.
We are busily engaged in treating the kitty and her roomies, and disinfecting the entire facility—a massive undertaking. Thus far, the cost to PFOA has been approximately $3,500, and we are not done yet!
We appreciate your patience while the shelter remains closed to the public until August. We hope to see you when “spring” cleaning is complete.
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PFOA IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE CHEWY.COM SHELTER & RESCUE NETWORK
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PFOA IS NOW A BISSELL PARTNER FOR PETS
Benefits to PFOA (and our kitties):
PFOA will receive a free product from Bissell to be used for fundraising
Bissell awards grants to spay/neuter, microchipping, foster care and adoption programs
PFOA is eligible to participate in Facebook sweepstakes
Bissell will donate part of the sale of pet products to PFOA when purchasers select our organization and enter the code “ADOPT” at checkout
CAN YOU HELP OUR POTHOLDER LADIES?
… WITH VOLUNTEERS
We desperately need volunteers to help at our PFOA booth during our 2017 events. We will have a booth at Lavender Festival in July, as well as the Arts & Draughts, Crabfest and holiday events later in the year.
In addition to staffing event booths, our potholder people are still in need of two more volunteers to cut flannel and insulbrite into 9 inch squares. All you need to supply is your time, about 2-3 hours once per month. If you can help, please call us at 452-0414 or email at email@example.com.
… WITH SEWING SUPPLIES
Our dedicated Potholder Ladies are running low on backing fabric for the potholders. Backing fabric needs to be 100% cotton, large enough to cut at least two 9-inch squares and can be any design or solid color, although darker colors are preferred. If you sewers or quilters out there have any yardage you haven’t used that meets their needs, please think about donating it. They can use regular weight sewing thread in all colors too and donations of 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, large enough to cut at least two 9-inch squares, in novelty designs such as cats, dogs, kitchen, food, nautical, wildlife, chickens, and wine & cheese. If you can help, please call us at 452-0414 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-SHIRTS ARE ALMOST GONE!
We have a limited number of “Tippy” and “Barky” t-shirts left. Our stock is limited to the shirts on hand at Safe Haven and the remaining festivals and special events.
Meet Tippy, Safe Haven’s mascot and Facebook Administrator!
Peninsula Friends of Animal’s shelter and headquarters, Safe Haven, is located between Sequim and Port Angeles on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. We list cats, kittens and a few dogs available for adoption on a regular basis. The shelter has many wonderful cats, all with their own personalities. And right now there are some especially loving, friendly, purring pets who would love nothing more than to be a part of someone’s family.
Animals at Safe Haven enjoy life in big, airy playrooms with large outdoor patio enclosures, but they all yearn for a home of their own where they can curl up in a lap and snuggle with a loving human.
Please check back often to see new animals as they become available. Just click on the “Adoptable Cats” or “Adoptable Kittens” menu item under the “ADOPTIONS” heading.
We run a monthly spay/neuter clinic for the pets of low-income community residents. Learn much more by exploring our website and signing up for monthly Pet Tidings newsletters and volunteer activities. And if you have more questions, or would like to contribute in some way, please feel free to call Safe Haven at 360-452-0414 and leave us a message.
Our peaceful pond at Safe Haven