Plans are already underway for the 2014 St. George Island Summer Sizzler 5 K Run to be held on August 9, 2014. The organizers are seeking sponsors and donors to help make this the biggest and best race yet.
Since becoming a Gulf Winds Track Club Grand Prix Event, this race has grown in leaps and bounds. This race attracts people from all over the southeast and beyond and they don't come for just the day. They come to St. George with their family and friends to not only participate in the race but enjoy a few days of vacation before school resumes.
This is a great opportunity for local businesses to promote their business through sponsorship. Your name can be included on the race website as well as your logo included on the Sizzler beach towel.
Individuals can help sponsor this event as well and donations of food and race packet donations are also needed.
Click the link above to download a Sponsorship form. Help us make this the most successful Sizzler yet! The homeless pets of Franklin County need your help.
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TRANSFER AND TRANSPORT
Franklin County has a seemingly endless supply of homeless animals. We are a small, rural county so it is impossible for this community to absorb all the animals that come through our doors.
More and more we are transferring then transporting our animals to other agencies in more populated areas where they will be adopted much quicker than they would be here. This practice is critical in keeping space available for new intakes and reducing the amount of time an animal spends in the shelter.
A typical transport includes 8-12 animals that are traveling 3-4 hrs away to meet a different transport that will take them to their destination. Typically we are on the road every other week but with spring here and animals flooding into the shelter, we forsee weekly transports.
We are in need of drivers! We provide the vehicle, gas and directions. You provide the time. This is a great volunteer opportunity and one that doesn't require an ongoing commitment. Please consider being a transporter! Call 850-670-8417 for more information.
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SECOND CHANCE FUND
Area wildlife photographer Jon Johnson has generously donated several stunning, framed photographs to the Humane Society to help raise money for the Second Chance Fund. This fund pays for life saving medical care such as heartworm treatment, diagnostic work and surgery.
Jon's photographs are displayed at the Aplachicola Chamber of Commerce and can be viewed and purchased during regular business hours.
Buy a photograph and not only do you have a beautiful Jon Johnson to display in your home but the good feeling that comes with helping an animal get that second chance.
Our sincere thanks to both Mr. Johnson and the Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce for making this possible.
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THE "BOW WOWERY" STATION
Bowery Station owners Matt and Lisa Gardi are working on plans to start a Yappy Hour at their establishment. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of visiting their location, it is a kicked back, friendly, locals kinda hang-out located next to the Honey Hole in Apalachicola.
On any given day you will find great beer and wine specials as well as roasted peanuts to snack on and someone taking advantage of the open mic with songs sung and instruments strummed.
Recognizing the tremendous homeless pet population Franklin County has, Matt and Lisa want to help fund the Spay/Neuter Voucher program by incorporating some fun fundraising during Yappy Hour.
Stay tuned for further developments and we look forward to seeing you all at the Bowery Station with your four-legged friends!
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Jezzabelle was owner surrendered to us at 12 yrs of age. Her owner claimed she was difficult, unsocial and hard to care for. Jezzabelle is a Ragdoll (breed of cat) and has long hair that mats easily. So, we had our work cut out for us. Who could we find to a adopt a moody, matted, mean cat?
One of our volunteers had a friend in Atlanta who was looking for a cat and fell in love with Jezzabelle's picture. We spent a lot of time talking to her about Jezzabelle's behaviors and her needs. She assured us she understood and was up for the challenge. We even came up with a Plan B in case it didn't work out.
Our volunteer drove Jezzabelle to Atlanta to meet her adopter and this is what we found out. Jezzabelle is a sweetheart! She was taken directly to the Vet to be sedated and groomed. She went to her new home and has adjusted beautifully. She is friendly with her owners friends, the owners son and his friends. She even likes the dog!
It took 12 years for this beauty to find the right home. She is now loved and appreciated for the gorgeous and unique cat that she is. She is in a home with people that she trusts and spend time with her and she has blossomed into a loving, affectionate cat.