FAN Tails
August 2019
Why are they called dog days of summer?

The ancient Romans  called  the hottest, most humid  days of summer  “diēs caniculārēs" or “ dog days ." The name came about because  they  associated the hottest  days of summer  with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “ Dog  Star" because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large  Dog ).
 
UPCOMING YAPPY HOURS:

August 3: Salt Life
September 7: Shuckers
We are excited that Yappy Hour has expanded to several exciting venues. We need volunteers who can help staff the raffle table, distribute raffle tickets, etc.  Yappy Hour is the first Saturday of every month from 2-5. If you can spare an hour or two, please reply to this email or ask our volunteers when you arrive. THANK YOU!
Whine Tasting!

Don't miss our next Whine tasting fundraiser Friday August 16th 4-6 at Red Bones Dog Bakery and Boutique.

Redbones is located at 809 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
2019 Jacksonville Strut Your Mutt Fundraising to help animals in need.

Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with our are rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations to help save the lives of homeless cats and dogs at Strut Your Mutt. Join us!

This year’s event is on October 26, 2019 at Riverside Park in Jacksonville. Click the donate button to help FAN with lifesaving programs, spay and neuter services, adoption events right here in Nassau County.

Best Friends Network partners:

DOGS IN NEED OF HOMES
Join Our Buddy System        

One of our first contributions came from a gentleman named “Buddy.” He is on a fixed income but wanted to help the animals. He set up a $10.00 per month contribution using PayPal. Of course, that contribution means much more to us than $10.00. And just think, if we can get 10, 50, or 100 people or more, each contributing just $10.00 a month, how that will help support medical costs for our homeless animals. Please join Buddy with your $10.00 a month contribution via PayPal or credit card.   It is linked on the FAN homepage….  www.friendsanimalsnassau.org  
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED:
Please visit our web site and complete the foster profile form to get started. www.friendsanimalsnassau.org
You provide the TLC...we take care of the rest. 
Special cases receive a $10 per day stipend.
WE NEED YOU!

We need volunteers to help with event planning, marketing, social media and photography and dog walking. If you love animals, have some skills and can devote a little of your time, contact us.
HOW CAN YOU HELP HOMELESS PETS?

Stella, Willie, Luna, Wiley, Whisper, Candy Cane, Chester, Beast, Dash, Manny, Pasa, Peyton, Silas and a couple of kittens. What do these animals have in common?  Your donations made it possible for FAN to sponsor all of them since April 1, 2019 We paid for their orthopedic surgery, medical care in foster homes, behavioral training, humane at-home euthanasia and more. FAN is caring for animals in our community. We couldn't do it without your support. Thank you!
SOME OF OUR RESCUE DOGS:
BEFORE FAN - - - AFTER FAN
Friends of Animals Nassau (FAN) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Nassau County Florida. FAN focuses on finding homes for dogs and assists in their medical care, including heartworm treatment. FAN is NOT an animal shelter, instead we keep dogs in loving foster homes with caring people while they undergo treatment until we find them a furever home. We are able to help dogs through the work of our tireless volunteers, our fundraising events, our generous sponsors and your contributions. All donations are tax deductible.