NOVEMBER, 2014- The Jackson County Animal Shelter is starting a DOG WALKING PROGRAM. They have asked us to please let our readers know that they would love to have you come out and participate in the program by helping to walk the shelter doggies. Dog walking will take place on Monday-Friday from 2 - 4 PM as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 3 PM. For more information please call 517-788-4464 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walking shelter dogs will put a smile on your face as well as help to keep the furry residents happy and healthy. You might even get a doggie kiss or two!
November 10 - 22nd PETS FOR VETERANS CAMPAIGN. Friends is sponsoring our second Pets For Veterans program of the year to be held at the Jackson County Animal Shelter on Spring Arbor Road. We have allocated up to $2,000 to pay for the adoption fees of any U. S. Veteran with an honorable discharge (I.D. and papers required) who would like to take home a new, furry best friend from the shelter. Kennel hours are M-F 10 AM - 4:30 PM and Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM. They are closed on Sundays and holidays. Friends will pay for the adoption of one dog or up to two cats during the dates of this campaign for any qualified veteran. (The county does require a $10 license fee for dogs to be paid by the adopter.) All animals that are adopted will be up-to-date on their shots and/or vaccinations and they will be spayed or neutered. This is a HUGE savings for anyone who wants to offer a loving home to a new pet. Please help us get the word out to our local heroes and help us to match them to a new furry friend!
BOB EVANS COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER, OCTOBER 23- 26TH TO BENEFIT FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS FOR THE JACKSON AREA, INC. During the designated dates, from 6 AM - 9 PM, Bob Evans will donate 15% of their sales to Friends, valid on carry out and dine in meals. All you need to do is enjoy a meal or a snack at their Jackson restaurant and then present one of our Bob Evans flyers at check out. It's as easy as that! If you are unable to download a Bob Evans flier which is available in our "EVENTS" section of this website, we will have them available at Craft-A-Rama. You can also mention Friends at the Bob Evans check out if you forget to bring one but having a flier in hand is best. Thank you to Bob Evan's restaurant on N. West Ave. for supporting the animals and FRIENDS!
August, 2014: DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON.COM? If you shop on Amazon.com you could help Friends Of The Animals in an easy way that would cost you nothing and take very little time! We are signed up as a non-profit that is eligible for their AmazonSmile Foundation program. Please go to smile.amazon.com and register your name with our organization as the non profit group you have selected to receive donations and with any purchase you make on their website, the foundation will send Friends a portion of your purchase price...at no cost to you! You place your orders EXACTLY as you would with Amazon.com but instead, be sure to go to the smile.amazon.com site instead. You only need to register once and then all purchases you make from that site will have a small credit go to us. Please help us to help the animals! Thank you.
JUNE 26, 2014: We are pleased to announce that Friends has just added a new fundraising event. On September 13th Friends will be the nonprofit sponsoring a golf outing at Ella Sharp Golf Course in Jackson. Please go to our "events" tab and read more about our new event that will benefit the animals at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Sept. 2014: We're pleased to report that the first annual golf outing was a tremendous success. Over $7,250 was raised for the animals at the Jackson County Animal Shelter! More information will follow in the near future under the "donations" section where you will be able to read about all the improvements that will be made for the homeless kitties residing at the shelter.
JUNE 2014: We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Kroger and their Community Rewards Program. We recently received a check for $157.34 thanks to 30 families who have registered Friends as their organization of choice in the Kroger rewards program. If you shop at Kroger and would like to help Friends, please read the instructions on how to sign up under our "Programs" section. It costs you nothing to participate and Kroger will donate a portion of your total purchase price of your shopping trip(s) at one of their stores.
MAY, 2014: Friends would like to thank the Consumers Energy Foundation for their recent "Caring for Community" grant of $250.00. This grant was supporting Friends by recognizing volunteer service provided by Consumers Energy employees and retirees at our bowling event. Our five dedicated volunteers can be seen in the "Photos" section on this website. Thank you again to Consumers and our wonderful volunteers!
MAY, 2014: We had over 300 participants in our annual bowling event on April 26th and 90 guests at our annual wine tasting/food pairing party on May 2nd! We're thrilled with the attendance at our events as well as the donors who contributed to their success. This year we were fortunate to have Don Stevenson taking photos at our bowling event as well as Marilyn from Ell Dwe Koda Animal Sanctuary snapping photos at our wine event. Please check out our "Photos" section for pictures from our 4th annual wine tasting party in addition to photos from our annual bowling event.
April, 2014: Kroger has agreed to continue our participation in their Kroger Community Rewards program for the next fiscal year. If you registered prior to April 1, 2014, please re-enroll so we will continue to receive their quarterly donations. If you have not registered, please help the animals and register now. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to register. More information on this program and how to enroll can be found under our PROGRAMS tab above. Thank you!
Please go to our events section for more information on our upcoming fundraisers.
March, 2014: Please take a peek at our "photos" section to see the addition of two sweet doggies who have recently benefited from medicines purchased by Friends. Maggie a red coon hound, and Roscoe the friendly pit bill have both recovered from heart worm disease (they both were infected and subsequently treated when they entered our local shelter) and are now residing in their new homes with families who love them!
Photos from "Pets For Veterans."