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Save the Date!
Cram the Van
this Saturday,
July 26th
10am-2pm
@ the Auburn Petco 
 
Alley Cats L/A's
Annual Yard Sale
Saturday, August 9th
@ GAHS
 
Great Falls Balloon Festival
Friday, August 15th - Sunday, August 17th
@ Simard-Payne Park
  
Come by and visit - we'll be there all 3 days!
 
Blood Drive
Wed., September 3
11am-5pm
@ GAHS
 
Pet Rock in the Park
Sunday, September 7
@ Deering Oaks Park, Portland
 
Strutt your Mutt &
Dash for Dogs 5K
Sunday, September 21
@ GAHS
 
ASPCA Mega
Match-a-thon
Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19
@ GAHS 

Paws for Pets
Annual Craft Fair
Sunday, November 2
10am-3pm
@ Ramada Inn, Lewiston
 

Annual Holiday Open House & Pet Photos

with Santa

Sunday, December 7th

@ GAHS  

 

 

 


July 2014
Don't Forget ~
 
Alley Cats L/A's Annual Yard Sale is right around the corner!  Bring in your donations of salable items to help raise funds for our feral cat program on Thursday, August 7th or Friday, August 8th between 9am-6pm.  
 
And registration is open for the Annual Dash for Dogs 5K & Strutt your Mutt Dog Walk on September 21st!  Register today by clicking here to run or walk!   Plus, if you register by August 18th you can get a commemorative t-shirt for just $5!
SOLD!  To the Shelter across the street

The rumors have been out and about for a while now... and yes, they are true!  As you may have read in the Sun Journal last week (click here to read the article) we have had a plan up our sleeve for a while now.  And following approval from our Board of Directors, on Monday we officially purchased 5.8 acres across the street from the Shelter! 

  

What's our plan you ask?  Well in true GAHS fashion, we are changing in ways to better support the pets in our community as well as those from away.  We have been so successful in lowering our intake numbers over the past 20 years that we look elsewhere to help save more lives.  As many of you know, we have a very successful transport program welcoming dogs and cats from both in state and out of state Shelters; and unfortunately, our current Shelter was not built to act as a proper quarantine facility.  Really, we never envisioned transporting in animals like we do.  So, the first part of our plan: build a proper quarantine facility to be used by us as well as the State Animal Welfare Department in case of a large scale seizure.

 

The second part of our plan: a training center able to accommodate everything from basic obedience to agility and fly-ball trials (and of course Doggie Day Care too!).  We have placed so many wonderful dogs in our community that we feel it is our responsibility to provide the tools our adopters need to care for their pets: such as proper training and obedience classes.  For those of you who's canine companions compete in these fun games know, large scale indoor dog-friendly space is another thing our great State is lacking as most of these competitions are currently held out of state.

  

What's next?  Good question! Our first step was to create the plans to gain City Approval, which we received, and then move forward on the land purchase.  Now, we wait on an estimated construction cost and will decide from there our next step.  While we would certainly love to begin construction this fall, that many not be feasible at this time.  But rest assured, you folks will be the first to know and we promise to keep you all posted on the progress!      

Calling those who love to hit the "Open Road"
Do you like to drive? 
Do you like animals? 
Do you like to drive with animals? 
Do you want to help us Save Lives?
Then we have the perfect opportunity for you (and you get to drive cool looking vans that turn heads)!   
 
We are on the look-out for folks who would be interested in helping us with our transport program.  What does that mean?  Depending on your destination (maybe Georgia, New York or New Jersey) you will drive down and return with some of the most precious cargo in the world: dogs and/or cats.  The very dogs/cats who are at high risk of euthanasia in the southern states - you simply help us save their life.   
  
Want to learn more?  Attend our informal Transport Program Education Meeting on Wednesday, August 27th @ 5:30pm.  By attending the meeting there is no obligation to participate; but hopefully you will be inspired to think about it!  For more information contact Karla at 783-2311 or by email at info@gahumane.org  

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society | (207) 783-2311 |info@gahumane.org |   SavingPetsInMaine.org
55 Strawberry Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240


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