PCR NEWS 
May 18, 2016 Edition | PetConnectRescue.org
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 The "J" Pups 
Send You A Huge 
THANK YOU!!!

It was really touch and go for these pups, but all five pups survived the horrific parvo virus and have returned to full health.
This could not have been done without your support and prayers. Three of the six pups have found their forever homes, but Jillian (pictured above), Jodie and Jeannie are still looking.
Recent Cat Adoptions!
Fairley & Felicity (adopted together), Friendly, Precious, Rye, 
Mrs. Hughes & Mrs. Patmore (adopted together), Licorice, 
Ash & Slate (adopted together), Soto, Chip, Muttley, Anise, 
Madeline, Piccadilly, Stripe, 
Ariel & Pixel (adopted together), 
Mr. Magoo & Mr. Pibb (pictured), 
Mr. Tibbles, 
Dasani & Pumpkin (adopted together), Ranger, Addison, 
Bailey & Harlow.
Recent Dog Adoptions!

Juliet (pictured above),
Emilio, Hanna,Bailey, Brando,
Patty, Spirit, Cheyenne, Trip,
Abbie, Sebastian, Marley, Cleo,
Willie, Jenny, Rugby, Jimmi,  
Klondike, Johnny, Fred,
Mac, Julie, Cici, Aaron, Nell,
Anne, Fluffy, Kane, Fannie,
Lucy, Molly, Sassy, Earl Hamner,
Dozer, Jasmine, Ella, Charlee,
Daisy, Buck, Bailey, Reid,
Bonnie, Tucker, Mouse, Bill,
Brandy, Trinity, Nugget, Larry,
Marnie, Samson, Milo, Bear, 
Loretta, Mason, Sundance, Corona,
Pomeroy,  Clover,  Kismet &  Jake.

Girl Scouts in Action!
A big round of applause for 
Girl Scout Troop 6429 from Bethesda. These second graders helped our cats by
making these lovely kitty beds
and some toys, too. MEOW!!  
PCR Dogs & Volunteers 
are a Hit!
PCR dogs and volunteers were invited to the Kensington -Parkwood ES PTA Carnival to help spread the word about rescue and our wonderful organization. Here is April 
(now adopted) and a new friend posing in the 
doggie kissing booth.   
PCR Helps Shelter Partner, Garrett County... 
Welcome New Puppies!
PCR answers the call to help. Our shelter partner, Garrett Co., was inundated with dogs from a hoarding situation. On Sunday, we took in 6 of the dogs and Bridgette (pictured here) gave birth to a litter of 5 pups, two days later! More info on this situation to follow.
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Mailing List!

Would you like us to contact you when we need help with important things like adoption events and transports?  If you are not already part of our weekly emails from our Volunteer Coordinator, 
Kelly Grinham, please sign up now so that we can let you know our week-to-week needs.

Upcoming
Adoption Events!
5/21/16 - Dog Adoption Event: 
Damascus PetValu
11:00AM - 1:00PM

5/21/16 - Cat Adoption Event:
Rockville BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM

6/4/16 - Dog Adoption Event: 
Kentlands BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM
 
6/18/16 - Cat Adoption Event:
Rockville BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM

6/25/16 - Dog Adoption Event:
Muddy Paws Farm
11:00AM - 1:00PM
 
7/2/16 - Dog Adoption Event: 
Kentlands BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM
 
I f you can help with any of these events, please email Kelly at
 
kgrinham@petconnectrescue.org

For complete event location information, click here.

May 18, 2016 
Dear PetConnect Rescue Friend,

There are so many exciting things happening at PCR this spring. As you read through this newsletter, you will notice an uptick in the number of community events in which we are participating. This directly correlates to our solid reputation within the community as a well-respected rescue organization in addition to our growing volunteer and supporter base.  Local groups and businesses want to partner with PCR to help us spread awareness about rescue animals and to support our great work .  They are doing so by hosting events that are entertaining and attract attention.  Some even have a fundraising component to benefit our animals.  We are so fortunate to have wonderful volunteers who jump into action when the invitations come in. All of these good works impact the PCR dogs and cats in such amazing ways. Thank you!

Once again, it's time to ask ourselves... 
How can I DO MORE for animals in need?

Thursday, June 2nd 
12Midnight to 11:59PM

Do More 24 is a 24-hour, online giving campaign that focuses on social needs with our DC Metro community and provides local non-profits with a platform to address those needs.   Do More 24 is powered by the United Way of the NCA and is the largest single giving day in our area.  Only local non-profits are invited to participate, and all donations raised by each organization will go directly to them. 

Last year, Do More 24 cumulatively brought in 
$1.4 Million dollars for local charities. 
PetConnect Rescue was able to raise just over  $5,000!  We are hoping that we can do it again this year!   On June 2nd, we ask that you visit our Do More 24 page, donate and share our  story or your own PCR rescue story with 5 of your friends and family.  
In turn, challenge those individuals  to  tell 5 more people, and so on!

In addition to the online giving, we will be holding several Do More 24 mini-adoption events that day.  As we get closer to the date, we will be providing more details, but we are grateful for the following awesome,
Do More 24 business partners this year:


Vineyard Vines in the Montgomery Mall

  
PetValu in Clarksburg
      

Bark! at the Kentlands


Remember to follow us on social media for updates and keep an eye out for our emails.   We know that with your help,  we can continue to 
do more...  saving lives, providing excellent care, and connecting terrific animals  with their new families! Let's do it together on June 2nd!

Canine Carnival 
  Saturday, June 11, 2016 
12pm to 3pm in Round Hill, VA
 
We invite the whole family to join us for PetConnect's Canine Carnival fundraiser!  Bring your dog to participate in challenges such as musical chairs, obstacle courses, best trick, and other engaging contests. Kids can join in, too! There will also be other fun activities for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, and we will be holding a 50/50 raffle! So, don't forget to bring some cash!

Tickets: Adults - $25 & Children Under 12 - $15

For more information or to purchase tickets, 
please visit our event page  HERE.
Thank you to  Girl Scout Troop 4967 of Woodstock, MD! 
Young rescuers and dog lovers in action.
A PCR adopter's daughter has become very interested in rescue and has recruited her Girl Scout troop to help collect donations for PCR. Here are a couple of photos from an event that they put together. It was a Dog Show on 5/15 at the Howard Conservancy. They had raffles, collected lots of donations and had a great time!
STAY TUNED!!
Superstar Volunteer, Melissa Allen, will be representing PCR on Channel 9 News!
May 26th - Morning Segment
 
Looking Ahead...
Here are some of our upcoming events & projects:
  • DoMore 24 - June 2nd 12m-11:59p
  • Canine Carnival - June 11th 12p-3p
  • Horton's Kids Fundraiser at Nationals Park - June 21st, 6p-9p.  
  • Bark in the Park - June 24th 6p-9p in Poolesville, MD. Dog Parade & Contests, Farmer's Market, Inflatables and Food.
  • PCR included in upcoming Bethesda Magazine pets issue.

On behalf of all the PCR dogs and cats, thank you for all that you do.


Sincerely,  

Catherine Edwards
Executive Director
PetConnect Rescue Inc. 

PetConnect Rescue, Inc. |  info@petconnectrescue.org | www.petconnectrescue.org
P.O. Box 60714
Potomac, MD 20859