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Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. It’s people coming together for one purpose, to celebrate generosity and to give.
On this special day we invite you to make a difference in the lives of our loving rescues and special-needs kitties, like a very recent arrival — dear Merry — whose small, malnourished body was duct taped by a very cruel person. And yet Merry greets us with purrs and head butts when we sit beside her. What lessons in forgiveness and unconditional love she teaches us! There are so many like Merry who need our help, and we’re asking you to help us to help them flourish.
Your charitable gift will assist in providing veterinary treatment, nourishing food and excellent care not only for Merry, but for all the furred ones who enter the doors of Safe Haven. You can donate thru our website using the Donate button on the right of this page, or by calling 360 452-0414, ext.6.
And, exciting news! If you have a Facebook account and go to the link below, Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will generously match the first $1,000 in donations received on Tuesday, November 28:
With heartfelt thanks for your robust continuing support,
Your friends at Peninsula Friends of Animals
FAREWELL TO BARBARA
On November 13, PFOA’s long-time member and former director, Barbara Swedeen, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Barbara and PFOA first met in 2005 when she adopted Sadie, the first of our kitties to go home with her. The next year, she adopted her second PFOA “kid”, Freddy. She became a volunteer, working tirelessly on behalf of the rescue animals, and was soon elected to the Board of Directors. After over 10 years of dedicated service, Barbara retired when her term expired in 2016.
As a Board member, Barbara wore many hats. She served as Secretary for many years. In 2014, she accepted the recently vacated Treasurer position. She was instrumental in helping to update our By-laws and Policies and Procedures. With her keen intellect and attention to detail, Barbara helped us to focus on the many important issues that are often neglected in the hectic world of animal rescue. She was also a valued member of the Fund-Raising Committee and the Finance Committee, and helped to organize and work at many events. She was always there, helping to promote PFOA in any way and donated any time that she could.
Barbara will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends. We valued her for her professional skills and her tireless contributions to the organization. Most of all, we valued her friendship, loyalty and devotion to our animals.
THANK YOU TO ALDER WOOD BISTRO
Thank you to Jessica, Gabriel and the staff of Alder Wood Bistro, and to our devoted supporters, for making our National Cat Day Dining Event a huge success. The day generated $1,060.90 in donations for PFOA. These generous proceeds are truly appreciated and will be utilized toward veterinary expenses for our loving rescues.
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
Urgent need for volunteers to set up and take down our booth for 2018 festivals. The sale of potholders is our primary fundraising tool, so having our booth available is critical to the success of our rescue mission. Please contact Danette at 452-0414, ext.3.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
… 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 email@example.com.
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