May 30, 2006
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It’s that time of year again! This Sunday, June 4th, over 60 rescue groups and shelters will be at Manchester Park in Westchester (basically Los Angeles) for the bi-annual Best Friends Super Pet Adoption Festival.
There will be hundreds of adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, parrots, rabbits and more! Admission is totally free – you can just park nearby and walk right in. The usual attractions will be there: celebrity guests, a dog agility course, pet psychics, lots ‘o shopping, food, drinks and free children activities. And don’t forget the silent auction, where you can bid on some super great prizes.
I will be there all day Sunday, doing my usual job of assisting the rescue groups unload and load, using the zippy little carts that I love driving so much. In addition, I will be the reserve veterinary technician on-duty, in case anything happens to an animal during the course of the day. I hope to see you there!
When: Sunday, June 4th, 10am-4pm
Where: Manchester Park in Westchester
7000 West Manchester Ave. at Lincoln
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Map/Directions: Manchester Park
If you live locally and would like to volunteer at the festival, contact Best Friends Volunteer Coordinator Robin Harmon.
April 18, 2006
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Alley Cat Allies is back in New Orleans and will be hosting a spay/neuter extravaganza for the stray/feral cats of the Greater New Orleans area. From May 8th through May 21st (oh, how I wish I could be there!), volunteers along with the help of local animal welfare groups will shoot for the goal of spay and neutering 1,000 felines. They’ve coined the event the "Feline Frenzy", for good reason!
Currently, there is a great need for volunteers. Below are the different roles that need to be filled:
- Trapping team leaders (organize groups of trappers with assigned schedules)
- Trappers (trap cats, deliver to clinic, and return to original location – must have vehicle)
- Trap depot coordinators (oversee trap depot where traps and supplies will be signed-out to trappers)
- Volunteer leaders for clinic facilities (oversee volunteers at clinic, following clinic process)
- Assistants at clinic facilities (provide hands-on or admin assistance to clinic staff)
If you’re going to be in New Orleans from May 8 – May 21 and want to sign up to assist with the spay/neuter clinic, contact Alley Cat Allies at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (601) 749-5084. Remember to provide your name, email address, phone number, area of interest and availability dates when you contact them. It makes everything easier.