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Blessing Bags for the Homeless on the Streets of Atlanta with their Pets : A Thank you to Cherokee County Council of PTAs and Schools

For the Cherokee Council of PTAs (CCCPTA) 10th Annual Presidents and Principals Luncheon to ‘Celebrate the Season’, the Cherokee County schools PTAs and principals collected items for Rob’s Rescues.

I would like to thank all the schools and PTAs that donated stuff and to Ms Kathy Strom, Ms Monica Orrico, Ms. Amy Krumrey, Ms Heather Shaw and Ms. Beth Morrish of CCCPTA and also the Freedom Middle School PTA for choosing Rob’s Rescues this year.

We packed 46 blessing bags for the homeless people that live on the streets of Atlanta with their pets with blankets, food, gloves, bowls, treats, protein bars, toothbrushes and paste, gum, wipes and more. These have been distributed on the streets in Atlanta by Pet Buddies Food Pantry and the W-Underdogs.

This is exactly what was collected and packed into the blessing bags:

Dry dog and cat food : 110 lb
Cans of dog and cat food: 400
Bags of treats : 36
Carry Bags: 50
Gloves: 142
Blankets: 46
Pet bowls : 39
Bandanas: 17
Toys: 32
Tooth brushes: 44
Tooth paste: 36
Floss : 26
Soap : 18
Protein bars: 66
Packs of Gum: 57
Collars: 8
Leashes: 3
Wash cloths: 18
Hand warmers: 26
McDonalds gift cards:15
Dog coats:  6
Poop bags : 4
Hats: 11
Scarves: 4
Wipes: 22
Pet wipes: 4
Disposable razors : 10
Water bottles: 4
Bottles of Shampoo: 4
Additional carry bags : 36

 

 

 

 

In the Classroom

Rob and Irene visited a 4th grade classroom at Woodward E.S in Dekalb County this morning to talk about helping shelter animals and Rob’s Rescues.  We gave out copies of the book to the kids and answered lots of questions.  What a great experience – see November column for more pictures and information. Thank you to Academic Coach Ms. Dee (a director of Pet Buddies Food Pantry) for the invitation and principal Dr. Haddock (pictured) for making it happen.

Pet Food Collection Sites

Pet food collected by Rob’s Rescues goes to various places in our community including Shelter pantries, mobile home parks and directly into rural homes where the pet owners are battling to afford food to feed their animals.

There are permanent Rob’s Rescues Pet Food Collection bins at the following places :

Yumsa International Market

106 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 30188

Rebound Physical Therapy

980 Woodstock Pkwy, #200, Woodstock, GA 30189

Never Alone Food Pantry

291 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock

Please support these collection opportunities and let us know if you would like a collection bin too !!!

Rob’s Rangers Reporting : Mason by Annagrace W.

This kitten would be a great pet because he is cuddly and soft.  He didn’t scratch me and is very playful.  When you see him you’ll want to take him home with you.
Mason is at the Cherokee County Animal Shelter.
Annagrace W – Rob’s Ranger !

 

Thank you Annagrace W for being a Rob’s Ranger reporting from the Cherokee County Animal Shelter, and rocking that Rob’s Rescues Grassroots Activism T-Shirt !!!

Something a little different: AWARE Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Interview with the director of AWARE Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be published towards the end of the year . Cool place. They need similar donations as our local domestic animal shelters.

If you would like to donate towels, pillowcases, dog and cat food please contact us.

Rob’s Rescues has collection bins at : Yumsa 106 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock and Rebound Physical Therapy, Suite 200, 980  Woodstock Pkwy, Woodstock.

Pet Food Collection: New Site – Never Alone

Never Alone Inc’s mission is to serve residents of Cherokee County who are in legitimate need of food and clothing assistance.  Many people in need, who depend on Never Alone, ask if they have pet food and we found out today that they do not carry pet food at all.

We are hoping to change that by donating contributions of pet food made to Rob’s Rescues to Never Alone.  This will help reduce owner surrenders (if a family can’t afford to feed themselves they certainly can’t afford to feed their pets).  If Rob’s Rescues and Never Alone can give pet food out there is a greater likelihood of pets staying in the home and off the streets and out of the shelters.

There is now a Rob’s Rescues pet food collection bin at Never Alone.  Contributions can be made directly there.  Address : 291 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock.

Other RR pet food collection bins are at :

Yumsa – 106 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

Rebound Physical Therapy – 980 Woodstock Pkwy, Suite 200, Woodstock

Thank you !!!!!

Locations of Pet Food Collection Bins

Pet food collected by Rob’s Rescues goes to various places in our community including Shelter pantries, mobile home parks and directly into rural homes where the pet owners are battling to afford food to feed their animals.

There are permanent Rob’s Rescues Pet Food Collection bins at the following places :

Yumsa International Market

106 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 30188

Rebound Physical Therapy

980 Woodstock Pkwy, #200, Woodstock, GA 30189

Please let us know if you would like a collection bin too !!!

Seniors, Aging and Pets by Aging In Place, National Council for Aging Care

 

We were asked to include the following highly relevant information on the Rob’s Rescues website by the National Council for Aging Care.


Getting a Pet Can Improve Aging In Place

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Are you wondering if you should adopt a pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you. Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally beneficial for people of all ages. In the case of senior citizens, “just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain, lowering levels of the fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, and increasing production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. The result: heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels immediately drop. Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke” (Byrne, 2015). …………….

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Project HOPE by the Anti-Dogfighting Campaign

The Anti-DogFighting Campaign (A.D.F.C.) has different subcategories besides just educating and helping to end dog fighting. One new project of A.D.F.C. is the Project HOPE Community Outreach program.

Project HOPE is a program designed in helping the low income families of communities with dog/cat food, blankets, dog/cat toys, towels, dog/cat collars, …etc. This program will also reach out to the small animal shelters/rescues that are barely noticed and don’t have major funding as the larger, more well-known rescues and are in need of these very same items for all their intakes. Project HOPE Community Outreach is a way to help those in need and build partnerships with many wonderful shelters/rescues.

Items donated to Project HOPE in Dalton, GA

The Project HOPE team can be found on the A.D.F.C. Facebook site. Some areas already have donation boxes in place at various business locations around town like Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

If you are interested in making a donation to the A.D.F.C. Project HOPE, please contact us at anti-dogfightingcampaign@hotmail.com. If you are a Georgia resident, you can also contact the Team Director, Shirley Duckworth at S.duckworth.adfc@hotmail.com or the Georgia Assistant Manager, Hope Lewallen at h.lewallen.adfc@gmail.com.