End Unwanted Litters of Kittens & Puppies Winter 2015 JoCo Spay & Neuter Fund SIX WEEKS CELEBRATING Spay/Neuter With 5th Annual “Fix Your Pet, Win $500” On Feb. 24th, the Humane Society of the United States and the International Humane Society are sponsoring World Spay Day. Here in Josephine County, we’re celebrating spay/neuter for not just one day, but for 6 weeks - Feb. 1st through March 16th. Anyone who gets a dog or cat fixed in our county during this time can enter our drawing for $500. We’ve added a $250 prize for Big Dogs (40 lbs. or over) and $100 for Cats (any weight!). 5th Annual FIX YOUR PET WIN $500! for rize ix! P 0 5 $2 Dog” F “Big A $10 for Ki 0 Prize tty Fix ! One entry per animal - so if you’re fixing 30 feral cats, that’s 30 chances to win. Tell a friend, relative, neighbor, acquaintance, the checker at the store - NOW is the time to get their dogs and cats fixed. Breeding season hasn’t begun and, you could win big! Every animal fixed is lives saved. It is the essence of compassion. We are delighted to spread the word again with “Fix Your Pet, Win $500!” Get your dog or cat spayed or neutered in Josephine County from Feb. 1st thru March 16th, and you can enter “Fix Your Pet - Win $500.” Do the right thing — and maybe win big! Call your veterinarian — appointments going fast! Sponsored by Jo Co Spay & Neuter Fund www.jocospayneuter.org 541-244-0685 Since our start five years ago, JCSNF has helped to fix more than 7,000 dogs and cats; and two bunnies. (541) 244-0685 • PO Box 787, Grants Pass, OR 97528 • www.jocospayneuter.org A Great Way to Teach Kids WHY to “Fix” Dogs and Cats How do you get people to fix their pets? Get their kids onboard. In Bark magazine (Fall 2014), “Creating Animal Ambassadors” by Twig Mowatt offers a great way to teach the kids. In Trinidad and Tobago, humane educator Mitra De Souza starts the class out with a poster of “the animal shelter” filled with pink and blue puppies. “Who wants to adopt a puppy?” she asks. Only one child is allowed to adopt two pups. One blue and one pink. But guess what? They haven’t been sterilized. So De Souza immediately gives that student 4 more puppies. Everyone wants to adopt them, and it’s easy at first. But then, DeSouza drops a bomb: only one dog allowed per household. Meanwhile, she continues to give every student with a pink and blue puppy four new puppies. “It’s like a light bulb goes off, and they realize there are many more puppies than homes; they start worrying about what is going to happen to them,” says De Souza. That is when they begin to understand the importance of fixing their pets and start spreading the word to parents, siblings and friends. Upcoming JCSNF Events April 10th: Fix Your Pet “WINNERS’ DINNER” “It’s like a light bulb goes off, and they realize there are many more puppies than homes...” The Bear Hotel, Grants Pass- Our biggest fundraiser of the year! Chef John Daws of Bacchanal catering (at former Summer Jo’s) will serve up a terrific meal. Yappy Hour: 5:30 - 6:30, Dinner 6:30, wine and beer included. Silent Auction. $75 per person. Tickets at Elegance, 321 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass, (541) 476-0570. April 24-25th: “Doggone Good Stuff” Rummage Sale Time/Place TBA. (541) 244-0685 • PO Box 787, Grants Pass, OR 97528 • www.jocospayneuter.org THANK YOU, RECO HILL! You Add Up to “The Best!” JCSNF Volunteer Reco Hill, a professional accountant, has managed the books for our nonprofit ever since we began 5 years ago. Behind the scenes, Reco has been the one to make sure everything in all those columns added up. She was responsible for writing all the thank you notes to kind people who gifted us through PayPal. We called on Reco when we needed a Year-to-Date statement to apply for a grant. And we relied on her at the end of the year when the grand totals must be calculated. January was the last month that Reco will act as our Treasurer. She is planning on enjoying her later years without pushing numbers around. We are so thankful for her help, and we wish her the very best. Reco with her rescue kitty, Toby. “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” —Albert Schweitzer Feed One - Fix One The Troublesome 15% Most statistics say that between 15% and 25% of the U.S. population does not fix their pets. In Josephine County, some of these statistics are young men who own pit bulls. Some are homeless. Others are chaotic, struggling families who barely notice the kittens running under their feet or the puppy, now grown, chained out back. Are you feeding a stray cat? Some have never thought of spay/neuter. If so, beware: 1 can become 12 very quickly. Please call our hotline 541-244-0685 if you need financial help, or to contact our feral trapping coordinator. Some are adamantly opposed. All contribute to the fact that nearly 2.7 million dogs and cats die each year in animal shelters nationwide. (541) 244-0685 • PO Box 787, Grants Pass, OR 97528 • www.jocospayneuter.org PO Box 787, Grants Pass, OR 97528 www.jocospayneuter.org JoCo Spay & Neuter Fund You Make Spay/Neuter Possible WE can help the animals, because YOU help JCSNF! We are an all volunteer 501(c)3. We have no office or shelter to maintain. More than 85% of our income funds spay/neuter surgeries. Donate online, Special Volunteer Opportunities Meet ‘n greet the public at JCSNF’s spay/neuter education table at the post office, library, pet stores, etc. Commitment: 2 hours. We supply the table, materials and training. Call Judy Reynolds, 541-4712986. Help with our “Winners’ Dinner” Blind auction (item donations), set up and clean up. Call Sue Spor, 541-956-6161 (home) or 541-297-2666 (cell). www.joscospayneuter.org with PetPal, or mail your check to JoCo Spay & Neuter Fund, P.O. Box 787, Grants Pass, OR 97527. Sneeze all Over— About Spay/Neuter! A speaker at a recent fundraising seminar said, “Sneeze all over everyone about your organization!” She meant, spread the word! Make spay/neuter go viral— in person at the supermarket, online with Facebook, tweeting, meeting, greeting— it’s time to catch a winter sneeze that can make a difference!
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