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The 3rd Annual SGI Brewfest will feature an even broader selection of amazing craft beers, friendly faces, and furry friends. Come enjoy a day of relaxed tasting, in an environment that gives you time and space to actually talk with the brewers themselves. All proceeds go to help fund the Franklin County Humane Society - beers, beaches, and bettering the lives of animals. What's not to love?

For 2018, we will be debuting new VIP benefits, exclusive beers, and SGI Brewfest merchandise. Mark your calendar now. Tickets go on sale Jan. 2018!

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Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm on Saturday, April 7.  The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 1:00-4:00pm .  Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines. 
The Humane Society is joining in this year as we believe each and every one of our pets is a work of art.  You will be able to find us outside of Oyster City Brewing Company where we will have pups and kittens available for adoption as well as Humane Society merchandise. We look forward to seeing you there!
Duchess was brought to us in the condition you see in the picture above.  She had been living in squalor and was basically feral.  She suffered from an extreme case of mange with infection as well as external and internal parasites including heartworms. She had had countless litters of puppies and was emotionally shutdown. We weren't sure if we would be able to turn her around.
At first Duchess stayed curled up in a ball and had no interest in interacting with us, however, she did make good eye contact and showed no aggression whatsoever so there was hope.  We kept her in the break room with us in hopes that being in close contact with all of us would help her come out of her shell.  It did not.
We decided to try her with a sweet, calm, gentle dog named Piper to see if being with one of her own would  relax her and help her learn the ropes. It indeed did the trick.  Within a few hours of being with Piper she was approaching us, licking our hands and wagging her tail, it happened just that quickly.
Our volunteers have worked closely with her and she now walks nicely on a leash and jumps around like a puppy when she sees someone approaching.  We still have no idea what breed she might be and it's going to take months for her hair to grow back, hopefully giving us an idea as to her genetic makeup.  In the meantime, Duchess continues to heal both physically and emotionally and we are thrilled!
Foster was brought to us before Duchess was brought to us, that's how we found out about Duchess.  Foster was living on the same property and was being bullied by other dogs living in the area.  As it turns out, Foster is Duchesses pup and as you can see, suffering from the same skin condition, just not as pronounced. Foster, being a pup, was not shutdown like his mama.  He was playful and friendly from the get go but he had some health issues that needed addressing before he could be released.
One of our volunteers came into the shelter the day after he arrived and after spending some time with him,  asked if she might foster him.  What better way for this little guy to recover than in a home environment rather than a shelter environment?  So, off Foster went to rest and recuperate with his new foster mom.
It took less than a week to get the phone call that she had decided to adopt this pup.  Our volunteer had recently had to have her beloved dog euthanized and this little guy was exactly what she needed to help heal her broken heart. Below is a picture of Foster as he looks today.  Healthy, happy and very much loved.  We think they rescued each other!
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