Annual Meeting Invite 2014

Dear Valued Members and Supporters,

You are invited to join us on March 24, 2014, at the Clarkesville Library Community Room at 6:45 PM for the HHS Annual General Membership Meeting.

HHS_logo-300x231Hear about what we have accomplished in your name in 2013, what our goals are for 2014, and exercise your right of membership (vote on the Board of Directors), ask questions and make suggestions.

Habersham Humane Society represents it’s members and its community supporters. Think of us as being your hands and heart as we address community animal issues for you. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to personally meeting all of you!

The Board of Directors: President, Terry Todd; Nancy Lanier, Vice President; Bobbi Breazeale, Secretary; Carlolyn Gaik, Treasurer; Kay Beavers, Cooper Seay, Mary Harlan and Jami Pederson.

 

Ryan Newman Grant

Habersham Humane Society Receives $5000 Grant from the Ryan Newman Foundation

 We were pleased to announce this past July that HHS had been awarded a $5000 grant from the Ryan Newman Foundation to support our low cost spay/neuter program.

This award provided sterilization procedures for close to 100 animals! Spaying and neutering pets is the most effective and humane way to reduce the number of unwanted and homeless pets.  HHS helps to provide this service through collaboration with the Hall County Humane Society of North Georgia for a small donation, to qualifying pet owners in Habersham and surrounding areas when we have available funds.

Our funding is based on donations, fundraising and grants, so please think of Habersham Humane Society when you are doing your charitable giving.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman and his wife, Krissie, established the Ryan Newman Foundation in January 2005 and is a part of the NASCAR Foundation’s family of charities.

The mission of the foundation is to educate and encourage people to spay/neuter their pets and adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters; to educate children and adults about the importance of conservation so the beauty of the great outdoors can be appreciated by future generations; to provide college scholarship funding through the Rich Vogler Scholarship program to students.

You can visit the Ryan Newman Foundation and thank them for their support and you can visit them on their website www.ryannewmanfoundation.org.

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The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation gives HHS grant!

Habersham Humane Society is pleased to announce they have received a generous grant from The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation in the amount $1500. The grant will help fund Habersham Humane Society’s Transport Program. Specifically, this grant will pay for the medical care HHS provides to dogs prior to their transport to no-kill shelters. The required medical care includes: rabies vaccines, worming, heartworm tests, heartworm preventative, and health certificates. The average cost of medically preparing a dog for transport is $22. If you would like to donate to this life saving program you may Build-a-Bear Logosend a check to: Habersham Humane Society, P. O. Box 1442, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, in need of a helping paw.  With the sale of each full-sized Bearemy’s Kennel Pals® friend — a collection of Build‑A‑Bear Workshop®plush dogs — one dollar is donated to domestic pet programs including local animal shelters, stray pet rescue and rehabilitation organizations, and pet education programs around the country.  These funds are available to qualified non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada.  Visit www.buildabear.com for more information.