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Annie's Angels April 2021 Newsletter

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April 2021 Newsletter 
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Contents:
Updates and a Look Ahead - Bill DaGiau
Harley - Davidson Raffle
Save a Pet; Save a Vet M/C Rally - Registration is OPEN

PAW-SITIVE NOTES - Jo-Ann Clark
Amazon Smile; You Shop We Benefit 
Annie's Angels Program Information

Updates and a Look Ahead
Bill DaGiau
 
 We made it to spring and yes, Easter! Please enjoy the season. Thanks to everyone who kept the faith, kept up the support and allowed us to make this past year the most productive ever. It appears with a vaccine, distribution and people's common sense we have turned a corner on COVID. Annie's Angels will continue to be a shining light in the darkness of disease, illness and disability! 

I am happy to report that between March 1 and 31, 2021 Annie’s Angels received and assisted with 65 requests compared to March 2020 of 45 requests, a 37% increase from last year. Requests to date 2021 are 172 compared to 2020 at 154, an 11% increase.

I'd like to share the success story of just one of the 65 requests answered. 

Eliana is a little girl who has many diagnosis and disabilities. Among them her eyesight is very poor. Mom took her to the eye doctor because she was having difficulty reading her online schoolwork. Eliana attends VLACS, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. Basically, the doctor said with all her eye issues, she needs a bigger screen, “big enough for her to see”. Well DUH! Thanks for that doc. Sorry for my outburst... Thanks to our hardwork and your support, kindness, and generosity, we were able to provide Eliana with a 29-inch screen and new computer so she may continue her online education! Mom said, “this has been life changing for her. She is not only doing much better at reading her computer and seeing what she needs to see for her schoolwork, she also loves having such a special gift.”
                         These before and after pictures say it all!

Heavenly Ball tickets SOLD OUT in just 48 hours! Thank you to everyone who helped make this the fastest sell out in Heavenly Ball history! If you would still like to participate but didn't beat the sell out, please consider placing an ad in our event program. Pricing is as follows and can be paid for online at https://www.anniesangels.org
 
Full page, color (10 available for each event) - $200.00

On the evening of applicable events, each attendee will receive a program describing our organization as well as a listing of the evening schedule. We hold space for a limited number of supporters to advertise in the programs. Advertisement is 5.5" by 8.5"

Full page, black & white (10 available for each event) - $100.00

On the evening of applicable events, each attendee will receive a program describing our organization as well as a listing of the evening schedule. We hold space for a limited number of supporters to advertise in the programs.  Advertisement is 5.5" by 8.5"

Half page, color (12 available for each event) - $100.00

On the evening of applicable events, each attendee will receive a program describing our organization as well as a listing of the evening schedule. We hold space for a limited number of supporters to advertise in the programs. Advertisement is 5.5" by 4.25"

Half page, black & white (12 available for each event) - $50.00

On the evening of applicable events, each attendee will receive a program describing our organization as well as a listing of the evening schedule. We hold space for a limited number of supporters to advertise in the programs.  Advertisement is 5.5" by 4.25"

 
The next event is on sale now and will last the entire summer! Its the Harley-Davidson Raffle to Benefit Annie's Angels. You can win an over night at Ashworth By The Sea; a 75" Samsung LED 4K TV or your choice of a 2021 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic motorcycle or $10,000 CASH! Click the Harley flyer to be escorted directly to your ticket purchase!
Winners will be announced at the Save a Pet; Save a Vet Motorcycle Rally to Benefit Chris' Pets for Vets.


If everyone can continue to do the right thing, you know, masks, vaccine if you're so inclined, and we can work out details, you may be invited to our annual Luau Beach Party and Pig Roast. This one may be a long shot and will be short notice but I'm praying for a summer of clean, healthy fun!
 
Finally, be kind, be generous, be the person you are looking for in others.
 
Annie's Angels is Angel Hands; Angels Hearts working together to help friends in need.
 
Thanks to YOU we are able to ease some of the stresses that come with a doctors diagnosis. We just can't do this good work without YOUR support. Please help Annie's Angels continue our mission, help Annie's Angels remain a beacon of hope by making a one time or recurring monthly contribution on our website, AnniesAngels.org. Consider making a tax deductible contribution to Annie's Angels or visit  the Our Families tab on the website and select a particular family to help. Get updates about "your family" on the website or follow them on social media to see how your contributions are working, and thanks again for your continued support.

CHRIS’ PETS FOR VETS 
PAW-SITIVE NOTES

By Jo-Ann Clark
 

Spring brings on a whole new set of concerns for our pets.  Ticks and mosquitos are known to carry dangerous and possibly fatal illness and disease that can be transferred to our pets.  I found this article concerning springtime pet safety tips and measures in keeping our fur-babies alive and well!  Happy Spring-Enjoy!   
      




11 Spring Pet Safety Tips You Need to Know


Depending on where you live, the tulips and daffodils may already be pushing up from the earth. You might spot robins feathering nests or a canopy of green buds unfurling overhead, and soon you’ll sleep with the windows cranked open. Ever notice how spring has a way of making the world feel fresh-scrubbed and alive?
No doubt, your pet is as eager to spend time outside as you are. But before you venture out, there are some things you should do to make sure your pet is safe and healthy this season. Here’s a checklist to help you on your way:
  • Initiate heartworm prevention — If your pet isn’t already on year-round heartworm prevention, now’s the time to make sure your dog or cat is protected. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitos, and infection is potentially fatal. Mosquitos can sneak indoors, so even indoor-only cats are at risk. (In one study, approximately one-third of the indoor-only cats tested were positive for heartworm infection.) Treatment can be risky and expensive for dogs, and there’s no effective treatment for cats. So prevention is the best approach.
  • Banish fleas and ticks — As the temperature rises, these freeloading parasites start actively looking for picnic spots on your pets. Fleas can make pets itch and twitch, and some pets are so allergic to flea saliva that a single bite can cause severe reactions. Once they’re in your house, fleas can be extremely difficult to eliminate. And ticks can cause serious tick-borne diseases. Ask your veterinarian to recommend an effective flea and tick preventive for your pets.
  • Double-check your pet’s identification tags — As the weather warms and more time is spent outdoors, there are more opportunities for pets to make a break for freedom. Make sure your pet’s ID tags are legible and contain all your current contact information. If your pet is microchipped, call the microchip company to make sure they have your most current contact information on file.
  • Watch for thawing ice — That same lake your dog raced across when the ice was two feet thick is becoming less safe by the minute. Keep pets on a leash and off the lakes, ponds and streams where they could break through thinning ice.
  • Retire that winter coat — Many pets start shedding their winter coats about now. Time to bring out your best inner groomer and help your dog or cat unload all that extra fur. If your pet has matted hair, let the professional groomers get the tangles out. A little brushing now can save a lot of time digging hair out of the vacuum cleaner later.
  • Freshen up pet beds and bowls — There’s nothing like sleeping in sheets that have just air-dried on the line outdoors. Chances are, your pet can appreciate fresh bedding, too. Now’s the time to wash those pet beds, bowls, toys and sweaters.
  • Make sure vaccines are current — Whether your dog is hobnobbing with other pups at the dog park or your cat is sunning itself on the outdoor catio, exposure to other pets can put them at risk for infectious diseases. Play it safe and update any vaccines that may have expired.
  • Prepare for allergy season — Does your dog scratch itself raw when the pollen swirls in the air? Check with your veterinarian to make sure you have allergy medications at the ready.
  • Clean up the yard — Pick up last autumn’s sticks and acorns that your pet could chew or swallow, and clear away leaf litter where ticks like to hide. Check your gardening supplies to make sure any lawn fertilizers, mulch or pest control products that may be toxic are out of your pet’s reach.
  • Bring the calm before (and during) the storms — If your dog becomes unglued when the thunder rolls, talk to your veterinarian about medications that can help ease your dog’s fears. Setting up a “safe room” away from doors and windows where your dog can curl up with his or her favorite toys may also help.
  • Ease into exercise — Has your pet been as much of a couch potato as you have over the winter? Then start outdoor exercise slowly and gradually build up the intensity as your pet’s muscles and endurance get stronger.
    

Now that you and your pet are prepared for spring, let the outdoor frisbee tournament begin. The sun is shining, so there’s no time to waste: your best friend is waiting to play outside with you.
https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/health/spring-pet-safety-tips/
                                          Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Grooming & CareHealth
 

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Chris' Pets for Vets 
provides companion animals to our veterans through Cocheco Valley Humane Society and the veterans are loving it! To keep this program viable we need your help! PLEASE make a tax deductible contribution now.
Annie's Helping Hands Oncology Program 
Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund established Annie’s Helping Hands in 2012. Annie’s Helping Hands is a multidisciplinary holistic oncology program. Participants of the program are eligible to receive Massage, Reiki and Meditation therapies for up to 6 months. Services are provided by professionals you select and must have specialized training in oncology in their field.
Please contribute to Annie's Helping Hands today!
Angel Fund
We invite YOU to become a beacon of hope for local families struggling financially through the darkness of a life threatening disease, illness or disability, YOU can be a connection neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend and business to business and we invite YOU to be part of a caring fundraising network.
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