There's lives to save so let's get to work!
PetConnect Rescue News - April 2019  Edition
Dear PetConnect Rescue Family,


April is all about the rebirth of nature -- and the birth of baby animals as shelters fill with puppies and kittens found outside, abandoned in boxes at the shelter door or dumped by people who don't spay or neuter their adult animals.
Every day we are faced with heartbreaking decisions as we strive to rescue as many of these precious lives as we can.
 
We could not do this without the PetConnect Rescue family. This is where we reach out to you for support. Please keep these babies in mind when you read below about ways to volunteer for PetConnect Rescue. 

April is also Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. There is so much more to be done, but we are heartened by two recent steps in the right direction: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ending a controversial long-running research program where they bred kittens, infected them with toxoplasmosis to study food-borne illnesses and then put them down after infection. Pressure from the public, advocacy groups and Congress caused USDA to discontinue the program. 
 
Virginia recently increased the penalty  for "cruelly or unnecessarily beating, maiming, mutilating, or killing a dog or cat" to a felony. Previously, the animal had to die before a suspect faced a felony charge.

There is so much more to be done, but together we can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of animals. And 
if you've been thinking about fostering, now is a great time to step up. Thank you!

With Warmest Wishes,

Lisa Velenovsky

Executive Director



April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month. 
Can you help?


Every year, PetConnect Rescue helps bring abandoned, 
neglected and abused animals to safety.  But we want to do more.  Are you
ready to help? 
  • Sign up to foster a cat or a dog.
  • Volunteer to staff an adoption event or help at other community events.
  • Love to drive? Help transport our cats and dogs to appointments.
  • Have great professional skills? We can put your skills to work helping animals.
A small time  commitment  from you means the world to them.


Interested in getting more information? Click HERE to complete an online volunteer application.

New Spirit Wear is HERE until 4/15/19!

You asked and we listened. PCR is now working with a 
new vendor,  Bonfire, to give you higher quality 
t-shirts, tanks and hoodies, all in one campaign!
We are offering several colors per style of garment. 
Just a few are shown below.
Check out all of our new products HERE.
**Please be sure to read the size guide for each.

Women's Slouchy Tank
$28
Front
Back
Premium Unisex Tee
$25

Front
Back
Women's Slim Fit Tee
$25
Front
Back
**Size Up 1-2 Sizes For Best Fit 

Domestic Shipping Costs:
Domestic shipping starts at $3.99 for the first product and each 
additional product from the same Campaign adds $2.50. 
For larger orders of 4 or more products from the same Campaign, costs stay flat at $11.49 domestic.
Bonfire also offers International shipping  as well.

Spring brings new hope and opportunity 
for our cats and dogs.

Callie & Sophia

Princess

Woof, hello, everyone. We're Callie and Sophia, a mom and daughter super duo. We're three-year-old beagle/corgi/dachshund mixes (who knows?!) and were rescued from South Carolina. We just learned how amazing life in a home is and now our greatest pleasure is snuggling on the couch with our person. Walks are ok but really, we're not lying about the snuggling part. We have so much love to give and just know that if someone is willing to take a chance on two adorable dogs, they will NOT be disappointed. We're house and crate trained and super quiet. We are literally perfect. Please won't you come take a closer look at us? 

Meow to all. I'm Princess, a twelve year old Himalayan cat. I haven't had the easiest time of things. I was recently rescued from a house that was in poor condition. I was covered in filth and in need of good vet care. Thankfully PetConnect Rescue saw my beauty and potential and found me a wonderful foster home. It's so nice feeling safe and loved again. I'm looking for a quiet home (with some good spots for sunbathing) with someone who wants a sweet cat with whom to cuddle. Are you my person? I promise to love you for the rest of my days.  If you're ready to invite me into your home and into your heart, please r ead more about me!

You Won't Want to Miss a Thing!


For more details on all of our events, click HERE

Saturday, 
April 6
Cat Adoption Event
Petvalu Potomac, 7723 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac, MD
11 am - 1 pm

Dog Adoption Event
Bark! Kentlands, 235 Kentlands Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD
11 am - 1 pm


Saturday,
April 20
Middleburg Spring Races
Come by and visit our tent! We'll be there with some adoptable pups. For more information and admission costs, click HERE.

Cat Adoption Event
Bark! Rockville, 1643 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
11 am - 1 pm


Saturday,
April 27
Dog and Cat Adoption Event
Petvalu Potomac, 7723 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac, MD
11 am - 1 pm

Cat Adoption Event
PetValu Purcellville, 120 Gateway Drive
Purcellville, VA
11 am - 2 pm


Sunday,
April 28
Dog Adoption Event
PetValu Mt. Airy, 317 E Ridgeville Blvd
Mount Airy 
11 am - 1 pm


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

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