What a way to turn 6! Thank you!

This past weekend was jam-packed as we celebrated Regional Animal Shelter’s 6th Birthday! We are so thankful and blessed.

What a fabulous birthday weekend!

On Saturday, we had 45 people join us for our double header Paint ‘n Sip sessions at Bottles and Brushes at Core Fit in Mayfield. Thank you to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed painting and sipping with us. Thank you to Kristin for opening your doors and welcoming us to your unique & fun space. Thank you to Kath for instructing and leading this paint session. We think everyone’s masterpieces turned out amazing!  

On Sunday, we made the journey to Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company in East Berne to celebrate in Mike and Chris’ beautiful taproom. Thank you to everyone who attended, made a donation, purchased raffle tickets, or drank some very good beer, wine & cider.

Between both events we were able to raise over $1,650 and a pile of very generous donations that will go directly to the care of the animals!

We can’t say enough how extremely grateful we are to everyone who supports our “small shelter with the big heart!” We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our awesome volunteers and the community as a whole. Thank you all for being part of our Regional family. #TeamDog

With Gratitude…

Dear Friends,

We are so grateful for everyone who came out last night to help us celebrate five years of being in rescue. We raised our glass to all of those who have helped our shelter become what it is today, and we toasted to the coming success of the next five years, as well as raising $1,600 for the care of our dogs. Thank you to Harold’s for making our celebrations last night possible. We are overjoyed to be making a positive impact in our community and humbled by everybody’s support to help Regional make it happen.

In this season of celebration, we rejoice in how our community has always stepped up and supported the animals that needed it most exactly when they needed it. That’s why this year, for our #GivingTuesday campaign, all donations made to the campaign will be going into Annie’s Fund, which helps critically ill animals get the veterinary assistance that they need. Giving Tuesday is part of a national celebration of generosity that takes place annually on the fourth Tuesday of November.

Annie’s Fund was started for a sweet dog named Annie, who came into the shelter in 2013 after being left in a ditch to die by her owners. Despite our attempts, Annie was in such an advanced state of organ failure that there was nothing that we could do for her but to ease her pain and suffering while making sure she knew what love and compassion was. One of our community members, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked that the donation that they gave towards Annie’s medical bills start a fund that would help any animal that came in to the shelter in a condition like Annie’s… and Annie’s fund was born.

In the years since that heartbreaking day, Annie’s Fund has helped many critically ill animals within Regional’s walls to get the care that they deserved, and for that we are very, very grateful. We look forward to sharing their stories with you in the coming days.

With love and gratitude,

The Regional Volunteers

 

Cheers from our volunteers!
Thank you from our grateful volunteers!

#GivingTuesday

On this #GivingTuesday, please consider making a donation in support of Regional and all of the work that our dedicated volunteers do to help dogs in need. Whether a dog has been abandoned, got lost, or just went on a short adventure, Regional is a safe spot for these pups until they make their way home. Over 100 dogs have come through our doors this year alone!

We cannot do what we do without all of you in our awesome community, and we thank you for your continued support! We are looking forward to someday being able to expand our services….we just need more room! (update on that soon!)

Much love,
The Regional Volunteers