PCR NEWS 
January 12, 2017 Edition |  PetConnectRescue.org
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Florence Shelter & 
Carolina Transports 
PCR is making a conscious effort to ensure that our constituents have a better understanding of what goes on day-to-day at our rescue. "Transports" is the term we use when bringing in animals from our shelter partners. 
 This weekend we will have three separate transports: two from South Carolina and one from North Carolina.

At the end of January, a team from PCR will be making a trip down to the Florence Area Humane Society. The staff and volunteers at FAHS are so grateful for all of our help, and they are excited to meet PCR folks in person. Please stay tuned for more information on this trip as we plan to do some Facebook Live segments (and will most likely be asking for fosters to assist with some animals that we would like to bring back up with us).
Contributor's Corner
Each month, PCR will highlight a person or group that has made a difference to our organization.
Link Strategic staff Jevin Hodge, Maya Warburg, Sheena Pegarido, Gabo Lemos, Caroline Potolicchio and Michael Akin at Muddy Paws Farm.

This month, we are highlighting 
Link Strategic Partnersa national strategic communications firm. 
President, Michael Akin, and his capable team are donating their time and talents to help PCR better communicate its mission and core values to the community. 

Specifically, they are assisting us with the creation of new brochures, new digital graphics and new social media ideas. The Link team has twice traveled out to Muddy Paws to see firsthand what we're all about. We are so grateful for their insight and guidance in telling the world just 
how amazing PCR is.

Thank you, Michael Akin and Link Strategic Partners! 
 

Recent Cat Adoptions!
Ziggy Stardust (pictured),Tut, Jewel, 
Jade & Sylvester (adopted together),
  PJ, WednesdayMaximillian,
Sunshine & Sammy (adopted together), 
Caramel & Fudge (adopted together), Catelyn, Chessie, Maizey, Honey, Trix, Tonka, Molly, Nami, Mr. Frosty & Miss Sugar Plum (adopted together), Sebastian, Crinkles, Jennings,  Bluebell, Cooper, Benben, Silvia Marie,
Jacob & Jerry (adopted together), 
Marcie & Marco (adopted together), 
Miss Candy Cane & Mr. Mittens (adopted together), Parker & Annie (adopted together)  and Jingle.
Recent Dog Adoptions!

Sir Roger, Baby Fran, Hope,
Charlene, Giselle, Mia, Domino,
Buddy, Wally (pictured above), 
Comet , Rudolph,  Georgia, 
Curtis, Arthur Raymond, Tonja,
Tiny Tim, Stewart, Lucky, Ruger,
Georgia, Zara, Nallie, Peaches,
Penelope, Spot, Dasher, Clarice,
Starr, Rusty, Iris, Blue, Cupid, 
Dancer, Boo, Tinsel, Zorro, Stanley,
Mia II, Nick, Gigi, Chanel, Poppy,
Cal, Daisy, Sweetie, Meggs, Scout, 
Little Amber, Lulu, Ollie, Raine,
Catcher, Bella, Athena, Charlie,
Melissa, Barbie and Anna.
The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills - Rolling Stone Magazine  
   In an effort to educate our animal loving readers, we will periodically include new and provocative information regarding animal welfare topics. Rolling Stone Magazine did a story on the horrors of puppy mills.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS Are Yard Sales Your Thing?

PetConnect Rescue is interested in hosting a spring yard sale, but
we need your help!

Can you help with:
  • Hosting?
  • Sorting and tagging?
  • Selling the day of?
  • Clean up?
If you can assist in any way, please  email  Robyn  at rbuchsbaum@petconnectrescue.org

 Don't Miss Out on the Action! 

Join Our 
Weekly  Volunteer Needs 
Mailing List!

After hearing about all of our wonderful life-saving work and the activities to support the animals, wouldn't you like to get more involved? 

You will receive  important news/pleas regarding additional help that we may need with things like adoption events and transports. Our needs are communicated through these special emails.

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.
January 12, 2017 
Our Four-Legged Focus in 2017

We are so proud of everything that the  PetConnect Rescue family accomplished in 2016! None of it would have been possible without the amazing contributions of our volunteers & supporters, and for that, we send a very big thank you! 

Jingle
Jingle - Adopted!
Your kindness enabled us to find loving forever homes for 215 cats, like Jingle (pictured to left), and 582 dogs! 

In 2016, we focused 
on improving our communication, increasing our volunteer engagement and social media following, and organizing and participating in more large - and small - fundraising events than ever before. PetConnect Rescue partnered with Michael Akin & his Link Strategic Partners team for guidance on our marketing and PR initiatives, and we are incredibly grateful for their invaluable support! 

Once again, we received generous donations from animal lovers Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Honorary Board Member, Greta Van Susteren, who helped us end our year with her donation matching challenge on Facebook. 

On behalf of the board, thank you to everyone who generously gave their time and dedication to helping animals in need and making 2016 a success!

In 2017, Social Media will continue to be an area of focus as we strive to grow our PetConnect Rescue family, provide community education and raise awareness of animals that need our help. 
We  will have an internal team of volunteers
Bambi - Adopted!
dedicated  specifically to helping senior dogs, like Bambi (who was featured in our Holiday Appeal and later adopted), find their loving,  forever homes. We are also looking at ways to simplify and enhance our adoption process. Our website will receive a makeover to improve the user experience and streamline navigation. Link Strategic Partners will provide recommendations as we update our PetConnect Rescue brochure. We will continue to support our volunteers through internal training and frequent e-mail communications. We will host more fundraisers, including March Muttness, which is approaching quickly, and will take place on March 18th at 7Locks Brewery in Rockville (we'd love to see you there and will share more details soon). 

We hope that in 2017 you will continue to read our weekly volunteer newsletter and PCR News, which include information on upcoming adoption events, volunteer needs, and other relevant news. Thank you for all you do to get PetConnect dogs and cats one step closer to home, and we look forward to what we will be able to accomplish together in the year ahead!

Fondly,
Katie Buckner - President, PCR Board of Directors
Catherine Edwards - PCR Executuve Director

Join Us for...  March Muttness! 
7 Locks Brewing
March 18, 2017 
5pm-8pm



March Madness is quickly approaching! 
This year, join PetConnect Rescue at 
7 Locks Brewing where you can watch 
all the best games, enjoy a good pint,  play some cornhole and support our adoptable dogs 
(who will be there as well!). 

This is a family-friendly (and dog-friendly) event. There will be doggie treats, water & root beer available for purchase as well as  the famous pints!  The Rolling Brick Pizza Truck will be selling slices. 10% of the proceeds will go towards PCR.

Adorable pups, good beer, pizza and great basketball! What more can you want? 
Mark your calendar now to join us! 
March Muttness
Upcoming
Adoption Events!
1/21/17 - Cat Adoption Event
Rockville BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM  
  
1/21/17 - Dog Adoption Event 
Olney BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM
 
2/4/17 -  Dog Adoption Event
Kentlands BARK!
11:00AM - 1:00PM
 
2/11/17 - Puppy Love 
Shopping & Dog Adoption Event
Lilly Pulitzer Store, Westfield Montgomery
1:00PM - 4:00PM

    
I f you can help with any of these events, please email Kelly at
 
kgrinham@petconnectrescue.org

For complete event location information,  click here.

PCR's Cat & Dog of the Month 
Mark

Visit my profile by clicking here.
Bullet

Visit my profile by clicking here.

**Please note: Once you click the link, you may need to wait a couple of seconds for the profile to load.

Please spread the word to help these two gorgeous guys find their forever homes!
Looking Ahead...
Here are some of our upcoming events  & projects:

  • February 11, 1-4 pm - Puppy Love Adoption Event at Lilly Pulitzer Westfield Montgomery Mall 
  • March 18, 5-8 pm - March Muttness at Seven Locks Brewing
  • Paint Your Pet Event - Spring 2017
  • PCR Yard Sale - Spring 2017
  • "Breakfast for Dinner" at Famous Toastery, Ashburn, VA - July 2017
  • September 23, 6-9 pm - Wine, Whiskers & Wags, PCR's Wine Tasting Fundraiser

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


Sincerely,  

Catherine Edwards
Executive Director
PetConnect Rescue Inc. 

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