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Calendar - Haven For Animals
2009 Calendar
“It’s all about the animals...” Our fund raiser,
www.havenforanimals.org
a 15 month calendar, is making its debut! It’s a beautiful tribute
Volume 3 • Number 4 • Fall 2008
to pets and features winning photos from The Haven 2008 Pet
Photo Contest and delightful photos from various “Friends of The
Haven” from around the community. Help raise $10,000 through
this fund raiser calendar. It is packed with information about our mission, adoption events, the Dog Walking Club, The Haven Resale Shop
and Happy “Tails” stories which will truly touch your heart. The 2009 calendar will be available at The Haven, its Resale Shop and at participating Fairhope businesses for a $10 donation starting in October while supplies last. Ordering information can be obtained by contacting any
of these Haven volunteers:
The 2009
Haven
Pet Photo
Contest
Begins
November 1, 2008...
Steve Schoepflin 689-8232,
[email protected];
Diane Suda 929-1609,
[email protected];
Page Sute 626-5044,
[email protected]
Information will also be
posted on the Haven website.
Mix pets together with photo enthusiasts, and you’ll get “zillions” of great shots.
Enter the contest and you could earn a little cash, and the chance for your photo
to be in the 2010 Haven Calendar.
For the first time, This, That & The Other Magazine will give the public a chance to vote
on select photos in their January issue for the coveted “People’s Choice” award.
The “big reveal” of the “People’s Choice” award will be in the March ‘09 issue of the magazine.
As usual, all other awards will be presented at the Eastern Shore Art Center in January,
and the photos will be displayed for the month of February at ESAC.
For more information about the Photo Contest, please visit the Haven’s web site, or e-mail:
[email protected], or call (251)510-0040.
From the Press Room
The Haven was recognized
recently for its efforts to
rescue and adopt homeless and neglected animals
at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop
Annual Volunteer Recognition luncheon. Mike
Graham and Kathie Ono
represented the Haven
and accepted the award of
a check to The Haven for
$500.
In addition to
honoring their volunteers, the Thrift Shop also
gave out money to local
groups whom they felt had
contributed to the community. “St. Paul’s really
goes all out to recognize
the volunteers who help
the Thrift Shop generate
a very large yearly income
for the Church,” said
Kathie. “It was an honor
to be part of that.”
Michael Graham, Exec. Director of The Haven, reports the
euthanasia rate for our pets at
the end of 2007 for Fairhope
has decreased 32% since 2003.
Graham attributes the decline
to two reasons: the Haven’s
outreach programs and by opening the facility, allowing more
volunteers to become involved.
“If we had to hire people for
all the programs we have, I don’t
think we could be in business,”
Graham said.
The Haven’s Outreach
Programs include:
• web site featuring our pets
• fostering / adoption programs
• off site adoptions at the same
locations on a consistent basis
• the Haven adoption trailer
All of these factor in
to helping bring the shelter
animals out to the community,
giving people the chance to see
how their investments are being
utilized.
The Haven’s Benefit,
“Auction Fur Paws”
Sat., Oct. 18, 2008
from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Fairhope Civic Center
Preview of Auction Items begins at 5 p.m.
Auction starts at 6:30 p.m.
Entry fee $10 per person
The Haven is accepting donations for our
fund raiser auction: services from your business, or items like quality furniture, home
furnishings, artwork, shabby chic antiques,
jewelry, automobiles, boats or anything
similar, in excellent working order, please!
For printable flyers and donation forms,
visit our web site. For information about
how and where to deliver donations for the
auction, contact Michael Graham,
at (251) 928-4888.
The Haven volunteer program is always expanding and in need of volunteers to help.
Whether its walking dogs, answering the phones and greeting customers, or just spending time with our cats in the "community center," your help allows the staff to care for the animals who need extra TLC. If the shelter life is not for you,
consider joining other outside activities like our off-site pet adoptions.
You can sign up to be a cat or dog advocate, meet and greet customers, and even get promoted to "adoption counselor." If you can not
attend adoption events, maybe you would like to seek sponsorships
to help provide lunch for our dedicated volunteers.
Our Haven Resale Shop located at 357 Morphy Ave. in
Fairhope may be just what you are looking for. This is truly an
amazing place where the all-volunteer-group manages donations of jewelry, antiques and small furniture to be re-sold.
Here one can spend time assisting customers with purchases,
help price inventory, or help with their biannual yard sales.
All donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the
animals at the shelter.
We can use almost every talent available to help
the animals living at the shelter. So, whether its walking
dogs, socializing our cats, or helping at the Resale Shop, we
guarantee that the "feel good" rewards are priceless. If you
are interested in volunteering, please contact Kathie Ono,
volunteer coordinator at 928-4888 or e-mail [email protected]
bellsouth.net. You can complete a volunteer application
via our web site www.havenforanimals.org NOTE: All
volunteers are subject to a background check. Minimum
age requirement is 18.
Volunteering is a “win, win” for both the animals and you.
Haven “Happy Tails”
Todd’s story
Landon is doing great! He has adjusted very well!
He loves chewing bones and playing rope with his 8
yr old little girl and with his doggy sister too. Skittish at first, he now loves his big kennel with blankets and bones and a rope that I keep open all the
time so he can go in there when he feels scared..and
he does use it, though he’s more used to the noises
in a home he still casually uses the kennel to sleep.
We love having him as our new addition to the family and wish we had room for many more animals.
When it is time to get another pet we will definetly
be adopting him or her from The Haven!
Surfing to a New Home
The Haven web site is a great place to find a new pet. Just ask
Chris and Amber Nappi. Ellie, whose Haven name was Cher,
was found walking beside the road in Fairhope with her puppy
and brought to The Haven. Chris and Amber read Ellie’s story
via the Petfinder.com link on The Haven’s web site and fell
in love with her. They visited her at The Haven, filled out an
adoption application and eagerly went home to prepare for her
arrival. Ellie was just as eager to get to her “furrever” home.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better dog,”
Chris and Amber said. “She settled right into our home as if
she’d been there the whole time.” Calm and sweet, Ellie rarely
barks and loves hanging out with her new family, whether it’s
watching TV or taking them for daily walks. When it’s time
for bed, Ellie jumps into her own bed, happy to sleep so close
to her favorite people. Chris and Amber “. . . definitely recommend to anyone looking for a companion to adopt a pet from
The Haven.” Surf on over to www.havenforanimals.org and
find more Haven animals as eager as Ellie to be adopted.
“Anatomy of an
Adoption Event”
Be a Pet Champion
Unleashed
by Liz Tetley
At least once a month, The Haven hosts
a pet adoption event to showcase animals
needing furever homes. As the event date
approaches, the Haven uses every available
medium to advertise, but most preparation
begins long before.
by Liz Tetley
and The Haven have established a partnership and are producing a monthly, 30-minute TV
show featuring adoptable animals. It began in July
and each episode starts with a Haven representative
defining champion: as “warrior, advocate and supporter,” urging people to be warriors against animal
cruelty, advocates for adopting animals and supporters of programs that provide for, protect and nourish
animals in need. Next, Michael Graham, Executive
Director, outlines The Haven’s mission and successes.
“With an estimated 70% of 2007’s adopted animals
coming from our friends at four animal control shelters in Baldwin County, we hope this new adventure
will help us save even more,” he says of this exciting
opportunity.
The Haven Adoption Series segments, hosted by
Matt Boerst, Adoption Coordinator, give viewers an
up close and personal look at adoptable Haven dogs
and cats. Describing each animal’s personality, Matt suggests
the best type of home situation for that animal. He assures
potential adopters that The Haven has a high standard of care
for the animals; making sure they’re up to date on all vaccinations, micro-chipped, heartworm tested/treated, spayed/neutered and much more.
The Haven Show also features public service announcements covering important pet care topics, such as heartworm
prevention and the dangers of summer heat. “Guest Stars”
will be volunteers talking about Haven programs. August’s
episode had Paul Hutchinson and Jill Martin, who discussed
The Dog Walkers Club and Fantastic Felines. On Media’s
producer, Princess Miller is involved in the production of the
show and a valuable component of the success of this show.
In addition, the staff at The Haven makes sure the cats and
dogs highlighted in the series are camera-ready with their best
smiles to make sure a “furrever” home is given to these wonderful animals.
Mediacom is proud of this partnership and looks forward
to making a difference in increasing adoptions.
The Haven is a hands-on organization, which
means anyone involved in talking to potential adopters on the animals’ behalf gets to know the animals
on a personal level. The animals go through health
and temperament assessments. They’re spayed/
neutered, micro-chipped, brought up to date on
vaccinations and more. As with the Haven’s other
programs, volunteers make adoption events possible.
The usual cast of volunteers are: Meet and Greet
people, Dog Advocates, Cat Advocates, Dog Counselors, Cat Counselors and Refreshment Providers.
Meet and Greet volunteers talk to people, answer
questions about the Haven or the adoption process,
sell Haven items and pass out free stuff. Cat and
Dog Advocates provide information about the individual animals to anyone showing interest. Cat and
Dog Counselors take over once someone is interested in a particular animal. They discuss the adoption
process, tell potential adopters that they must first
be approved, go over the Haven’s expectations and
help them complete the adoption application. All
this answering and discussing is thirsty work. That’s
where the food and drink providers step in. Anyone
interested in volunteering at adoption events will be
welcomed with open arms and paws.
The Haven Show is on Mediacom GCN, channel 27,
at 6 p.m. every day and on Mediacom’s Video On Demand Channel One, go to Mediacom, Local tab and
then Adoption Series, 24 hours/7 days a week.
The ½ off
Sale that ran
July 8 - July
31 brought in
$3,700.00 for
the Haven’s
animals.
What a fantastic success!!!
Nancy Langmaid reported,
“It was better
than a yard
by Kathie Ono, Volunteer Coordinator sale and much
cooler, too.”
The
Haven
Resale
Shop
They hope to make it an annual event and plan to have a
yard sale sometime in the Fall. I’ll pass that on to everyone once
I get the date.
Since their ½ off sale was so successful, they need donations to replenish what was sold. Just remember: no clothes,
large appliances or computers.
Thanks to all for supporting the Resale Shop.
Adoption Coordinator Message... Animal Statistics Table: Adoption Guarantee Organization
The Haven has become the lead agency for
the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project in Baldwin
County. Now we will be partnering with
the animal control shelters in the county at
Adoption Events where we all participate
together. These adoption events will be
taking place at the Bay Minette Animal
Shelter in October, at the Daphne Shelter
in November, and at the Baldwin Co. Animal Shelter. These events are in addition to
our monthly Petsmart Adoption Events and
we will be in need of as many volunteers as
possible to help at all these events. Every
hour you can spare, if only a couple hours,
will help us achieve our goal of adoptions
for all of the animals. That’s what Maddie’s
is all about. Hopefully by working together,
all the shelters can accomplish that goal.
The Haven staff appreciates all the help
that the volunteers provide: dog walkers,
phone receptionists, adoption event participation and fund raising assistance. Just talking
to someone about the Haven is appreciated.
The staff
LIVE RELEASE RATE
says “Thank
Includes Adoptions, Transfers and Owner
You!” to
Redemption
all of the
Haven’s
Live
Release
angels!
Live
Release
2007
Executive
Director
Message...
NAME OF ORGANIZATION: The Haven for Animals
Date of Report: 1/1/2007 - 12/31/2007
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
2006
AC & PUBLIC INTAKES
2006-2007
Public
Intakes
2006
AC
Intakes
2007
Public
Intakes
2007
AC
Intakes
2006
The Haven is growing. “Thanks” to volunteers
and donors, we have been able to help more
animals from the public, while transferring
even more animals from (AC) shelters in Baldwin County. In 2007, we helped provide food,
shelter and medical care for an estimated 63%
more cats and dogs compared to 2006.
The Haven is partnering with (AC) shelters in
our community to help transfer animals into
The Haven. Our friends are overwhelmed
and their resources are limited which makes a
difference of life and death for some of our fourlegged friends. The “Live Release” rate chart
shows that we increased the number of homeless animals transferred from our local (AC)
shelters by over 40% compared to 2006.
Getting out into the community and meeting
our supporters allows us to listen to animal
related concerns and wishes of this community.
We are happy to report a continued increase in
adoptions, and increased interest in our organization, from citizens who want to help and
learn of The Haven and how we help shelters in
their community. If you would like information
or assistance with increasing your adoption rate
at your local shelter, please contact our executive director at 251-928-4888 or [email protected]
havenforanimals.org.
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
BEGINNING SHELTER COUNT
INTAKE (Live Dogs & Cats Only)
From the Public
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
Subtotal Intake from the Public
Incoming Transfers from Maddie Partners (list each separately or in comments)
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
Subtotal Intake from Incoming Transfers from Maddie Partner Organizations
Incoming Transfers from Non-Maddie Partners (indicate in comments where they’re located)
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
Subtotal Intake from Incoming Transfers from Non-Maddie Partner Organizations
From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
Subtotal Intake from Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia
Total Intake [B + C + D + E]
Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only)
ADJUSTED TOTAL INTAKE [F minus G]
ADOPTIONS (only dogs and cats adopted by the public)
Involving Dogs and Cats from Animal Control and Traditional Shelters
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
Subtotal Adoptions Involving Dogs and Cats from Animal Control
Involving Dogs and Cats From the Public and Other Organizations
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
Subtotal Adoptions Involving Dogs and Cats From the Public and Other Organizations
TOTAL ADOPTIONS
OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Maddie Partners
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
TOTAL OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Maddie Partners
OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Non-Maddie Partner Organizations
Healthy
Treatable – Rehabilitatable
Treatable – Manageable
Unhealthy & Untreatable
TOTAL OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Non-Maddie Partner Organizations
RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN
DOGS & CATS EUTHANIZED
Healthy (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia)
Treatable – Rehabilitatable (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia)
Treatable – Manageable (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia)
Unhealthy & Untreatable (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia)
Total Euthanasia [M + N + O + P]
Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only)
ADJUSTED TOTAL EUTHANASIA [Q minus R]
Annual 2007
Dog
22
Cat
65
Total
87
72
26
5
1
104
114
37
38
6
1
82
103
109
64
11
2
186
217
92
10
0
216
117
6
1
227
209
16
1
443
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
00
321
0
321
0
0
0
0
00
309
0
309
0
0
0
0
00
630
0
630
157
83
17
0
257
92
104
4
0
200
249
187
21
0
457
44
19
17
0
70
327
29
18
4
0
51
251
73
37
11
0
121
578
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
2
3
2
0
0
5
3
3
3
1
0
7
5
0
0
0
2
2
0
2
0
0
0
7
7
0
7
0
0
0
9
9
0
9
T
SUBTOTAL OUTCOMES [I + J + K + L + S] Excludes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia 333
(Unhealthy & Untreatable Only)
266
599
U
DIED OR LOST IN SHELTER/CARE
1
14
15
V
TOTAL OUTCOMES [T + U] Excludes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy &
Untreatable Only)
334
280
614
W
ENDING SHELTER COUNT
30
43
73
www.havenforanimals.org
Sponsor a Haven Animal...Unable to adopt a pet, but still would like to help?
Please consider sponsoring.
It’s easy to provide food and medical care for an abused, neglected, and homeless animal in our shelter. If you would like to sponsor
an animal or volunteer, please visit our website, look for the sponsor form and the volunteer application.
Submit them online, or by mail, or hand deliver to the shelter. The animals “Thank You!”
“OH, Baby!” ...don’t just look at us “through the nursery window,”
come on down to the shelter and hold us in person!
Squirrel
8 weeks shepherd/
collie Beautiful little
girl that loves to be
held and cuddled!
Just look at those
pretty eyes!
Sylvester
3 months DSH
Male Feisty and
happy, little
Sylvester romps
with his friends
at his foster
home!
Shorty
9 weeks Terrier/Beagle
mix male Full of tail
wags and kisses, but still
gentle! Irresistible!
The Haven’s
“Fall Wish List”
• Bedding: blankets,
towels, bath mats,
sheets.
• Vet clinic to help
with additional spay/
neuter surgeries.
• Canned cat food
• Esbilac milk for
Puppies and KMR
milk for Kittens.
• Leashes, all sizes.
• Treats: Milk
Bones Brand only,
please.
•Brooms, Mops,
Shop Vac.
Mister
Stevie
King
2.5 Months Male
DSH Watch out for
fearsome Stevie!
Nah, he’s not bad
at all. He likes to
wrestle with friend
Sylvester, though,
that’s for sure!
Darlin
8 weeks shepherd/
collie This baby
is inquisitive and
friendly! She likes to
play with her sister,
Squirrel.
• “Revolution”
“Heartguard” or
“Tri-Heart” “Frontline” or “Advantage”
for Dogs and Cats,
all sizes.
Simba
3 months DSH Male
•Clorox Clean Up,
Windex.
A little shy, but cute
and friendly! A bit of
a mama’s boy still!
• Bleach
Toby
• Garbage Bags
7 months DSH Male Calm, collected and affectionate, Toby will charm you with his good looks and
easygoing personality!
• Computer Paper
• Tool box with
tools of all kinds.
• Sponsorship of
advertising space in
local newspapers.
Clarrissa
2 Years DSH Female
With her quiet, gentle
voice and emerald eyes,
Clarissa would like to be
the next best member of
your home!
• Donations to
“SNAP” Spay Neuter
Assistant Program.
To make your gift go to
work faster, credit card
donations are accepted on
our web site. Thank you
for your Help!
Meg
3 Years DSH
Female Personable, independent Meg was a
rescue from the Bay Minette
Animal Shelter! She is calm
and motherly.
Lacey
5 Years DLH Female
Rub my tummy,
scratch my ears!
Lacey rolls and
meows, delighting
in being petted and
getting attention!
Oct-Dec 2008
october
Honor a loved one through a Memorial Gift to The
Haven. Simply indicate the Name of your loved one
on your payment, and we will include it here.
“Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”
Haven 2009 Calendar Release
“Dogs of Fairhope” Release Date
Sat., Oct. 11
“Howling Good Time” Adoption Event,
Eastern Shore Plaza PetSmart
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 18
“Auction Fur Paws,”
Fairhope Civic Center, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25
“Working Together, Saving Lives,”
Maddies Pet Adoption Event,
Bay Minette Animal Shelter,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
No Volunteer Meeting
in October
Terri Somme announced
an October release of
her limited edition of a
216-page book, “The Dogs
of Fairhope” featuring
Fairhope and it’s 4-legged
residents. A percentage
of each of the $42 books
sold will go to the Haven.
Contact: THE DOGS of
FAIRHOPE, 204C Oswalt
St., Fairhope, AL 36532 for
more information, or visit
the Haven’s website: www.
havenforanimals.org for
additional details.
November “Adopt a Senior Pet Month”
Haven Pet Photo Contest begins.
Sat., Nov. 8
“Giving Thanks,” Adoption Event,
Eastern Shore Plaza PetSmart,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 11
Volunteer Meeting, 6 p.m.
Thomas Hospital Wellness Center
Donald & Mary Brassfield
IMO Cindy & Sparky
Moren Braswell IMO Yeager
Peggy Estrada IMO Blossom
Jane Finger IMO Yeager
Paul & Lori Globetti
IMO Raymond Globetti
George & Janet Gross IMO Blossom
Carol Hellman
IMO Nicodaemus, Yeager
and Matt Flanigan
Lynne Holley IMO Yeager
Billie J. Hooper IMO Blossom
Debra Hughes IMO Journey
Deborah Kingrea IMO Yeager
Peter & Myra Koch IMO Yeager
Brian & Sherri Matson
IMO Calvin Stephens
Deborah McMillan IMO Yeager
Charles & Jerrie Miller
IMO Cheryl Lollar
Michael & Melanie Morris
IMO Yeager
Julia C. Pate IMO Yeager
Alan & Sandra Pendleton
IMO Nina Marie Pendleton
Doris Perdue IMO Stan Kasuba
Dr. Gary & Jenny Rich IMO Yeager
Carolyn Speed IMO Tigger
Page Sute IMO Jeannie
Duane Weiler IMO Blossom
Aaron & Wendy Solomon donated
a 2001 Ford Expedition to the Haven
in honor of their twin sons birthday.
Sat., Nov. 15
“Working Together, Saving Lives,”
Maddies Pet Adoption Event,
Daphne Animal Shelter,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
december
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Dec. 4-6
Haven participates in area Holiday
Parades: Daphne, Fairhope & Sp. Fort
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 13-14
“Home for the Holidays”
Adoption Event & Santa Photos
Eastern Shore Plaza PetSmart
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Haven will participate in
area Christmas parades again
this year with their float
designed by Anthony and Bonnie Bishop. The Daphne parade will
be Thursday night, Dec. 4th at 6 p.m.; the Fairhope parade is Friday
night, Dec. 5th at 7 p.m. and the Spanish Fort parade will be Sat.
morning, Dec. 6th at the Eastern Shore Centre, time TBA.
Helping focus attention on the joy of adopting shelter pets, and to
reflect our partnership with area animal control shelters, our theme
will be “Working Together, Saving Lives.” “Maddie” and The Haven
will serve as the Grand Marshall in the Spanish Fort rendition.
THE
HAVEN
a no kill adoption guarantee animal shelter
P.O. Box 1063 • Fairhope, AL 36533
Michael Graham, Executive Director (251) 929-3980. View The Haven Newsletter on our website: www.havenforanimals.org
To receive a copy of The Haven Newsletter, or to notify us of incorrect addresses, please submit requests or changes via email to:
[email protected], or call The Haven at (251) 929-3980. Fax: (251) 929-0358. Questions or Comments? Please contact
us at PO Box 1063, Fairhope, AL 36533. The Haven is located at 559 S. Section St., Fairhope, in the City Animal Shelter. Office Hours: Mon.,
Tues., Thurs., and Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed to the public Wednesdays and Sundays. Sat. hours: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.