Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show
Apalachicola will host the 16th annual Aplachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday April 19th along Water Street.
Along with all things boat, the Humane Society will be present with adoptable pets, t-shirts and hats so be sure to come by our tent to meet our pets, buy some merchandise or leave a donation.
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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
Pet show and Contest
Sat. April 26
Ahoy matties! Be sure to bring your pets to the Pirate Festival for a pet show and a variety of contests including best tricks, costumes, smiles, and waggy tails.
Each registered pet will strut their stuff in the show ring at the stage area beginning at noon and each pet will receive a free gift.
Registration is $5.00 per pet or $10.00 for your whole pack. For information/pre-registration call Harriet at 850-697-8571 or go to carrabellechamberofcommerce.com to print a registration form.
All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society!
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The "Bow-wowery" Station Yappy Hour
The Bowery Station located in Apalachicola is going to the dogs every Wednesday from 4:00pm-7:00pm beginning April 23rd. You are invited to bring your well behaved 4 legged friends to the Bowery Station to enjoy YAPPY HOUR.
The first Yappy Hour will include a fund-raiser to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society's Spay/Neuter Voucher Program. There will be games and prizes and an opportunity for you to support this vital program to help reduce the homeless pet population here in Franklin County.
So mark your calendars for the first weekly Yappy Hour at the Bowery Station on April 23rd. If you aren't there, you'll be missing a doggon good time!
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG
Spring time is a beautiful time of year but with its' beauty comes the inevitable influx of babies. We have abandoned babies, nursing babies, owner surrendered babies. Babies, babies, babies!
We continue to offer our low cost spay and neuter program and the number of people receiving vouches continues to grow. With that growth comes the need for more funding. We have several fundraisers for our s/n program going on at any given time but that doesn't mean you can't just send a donation.
If you would like to be part of the solution and help reduce the homeless pet population in Franklin County, simply mail a check to: FCHS, 244 HWY 65, Eastpoint, FL 32328 and write "voucher program" on the memo line OR click the "Donate" button above.
THANK YOU in advance!
Where are they now?
Otto was left in our drop-pen a couple months ago along with a message concerning the reason he was left and the fact that he's 16 yrs old. Yes, 16.
There are few things sadder than a senior pet ending up at a shelter. After a lifetime of love and devotion, to be abandoned at that stage is particularily heartbreaking.
Not only is it heartbreaking, it's also very challenging to re-home a senior. People who are willing to give a home to an older pet and see them through their final stage of life are angels in our book.
Otto's angels came in the form of a woman and her son. They had recently lost their Chihuahua of 15 yrs to kidney disease and a friend of hers told her about Otto. She called the shelter to find out about him and came to meet him a couple days later. It was love at first sight! She was still grieving for her dog but her heart made room for Otto.
Otto has fit right in with the family. He loves the other dogs and cats, and is crazy about the son who threatens to take him when he moves out in the near future. Mom won't stand for that!
Above is a picture of Otto in his new home standing on his new boy in his favorite room, the kitchen, where he is spoiled with delicioius food and snacks every day.
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