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Voluntary Recall on Blue Buffalo Dog Product

Blue buffalo Recall 6-2016There has been a Voluntary Product Recall of 30lb Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe for Dogs.

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary product recall for specific lot codes of the below item as a precautionary measure due to due to high moisture levels resulting in potential mold growth in the identified product.

Description
Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe for Dogs, 30lb

UPC
8596100032

Best By Date or Lot Code
APR 11 17
AH 2A
1208 – 1400

The Best Before date is found on the bottom right of the back right panel as shown in the image:

Blue Buffalo is not aware of any dogs becoming ill from this issue and no other Blue Buffalo products are impacted.

Please stop feeding this product to your pet and bring any remaining quantities to your nearest PetSmart for a full refund.

If you have questions about this voluntary recall, please contact Blue Buffalo Customer Service at 1-800-919-2833 (www.bluebuffalo.com).

Bark for Life in Historic Fernandina Beach

Bark for Life in Historic Fernandina BeachCancer is an epidemic and affects the lies of so many people – mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, friends and coworkers. In fact, 1.6 million people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with cancer this year alone.

The American Cancer Society Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walking event and an irresistable way to partner with your canine companions who demonstrate unconditional love and compassion with no judgement of our appearance or abilities. Canine and human, together, can raise money and make new friends while helping the American Cancer Society save lives.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society “take a bite out of cancer” and move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

bark-for-life-bentley-500So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled morning starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games.

Bark For Life of Fernandina Beach will be held at the Waterfront Green in historic, downtown, on April 23, 2016. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00.

Registration is $10.00 per dog in advance or $15.00 on the day of the event; this is a tax deductible contribution.

Contact Alexandra Davis at (904) 391-3646 for more information or to become a sponsor of this fabulous event.

Special Dog Needs a Furever Home

Special Dog Needs a Furever HomeMama dog, Athena Grace, is a very special dog that can be seen at the Nassau County animal facility; she is currently waiting to be spayed and she is heartworm negative!!!

She weighs about 30 pounds, and is approximately three years young and has a Brindle coat. She is very shy and needs a quiet home where she can feel safe. She had her puppies in the woods and foraged for food until a nice couple began feeding her each night. She would not let anyone too close to her, so she had to be trapped. One of her puppies has been transferred to the Jacksonville Humane Society, and another one of her pups has shown up in the woods and they are trying to trap it.

She is soooo sweet, but so scared. She will need a loving home. The best situation would be her placement in a furever home that doesn’t make her an outdoor dog. She is playful in her kennel area, but when she is put outside she starts to shake.

If you know anyone who has a big heart that would be interested in Athena Grace, please send them to the County’s Animal Shelter.

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2015 Nassau Humane Society Gala A Huge Success

2015 Nassau Humane Society Gala A Huge Success The inaugural Nassau Humane Society Gala, held April 18th, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island was a huge success. A semi-formal cocktail hour welcomed over 200 attendees on the Talbot ballroom terrace and lobby area. During this time, attendees were encouraged to bid on Silent Auction items ranging from custom artwork to luxury hotel stays at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, Georgia.

Following the cocktail reception, guests were invited into the Talbot ballroom for dinner. The evening’s program featured Guest Speaker Nikos Westmoreland. He is a talented emcee as well as the chief marketing officer for PRI Productions, and a guest host who is often seen on television’s First Coast Living.

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Pictured above: Ron Heymann, Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Lin, Jenny Moore – Christenson and Tom Christenson, Nikos Westmoreland

Dinner included wine and a choice of boneless beef short rib, chicken piccatta, or a full vegetarian selection.

John-and-Penny-Landregan-Larry-Mindy-WilliamsPictured to the right: John and Penny Landregan, Larry and Mindy Williams

The local organization raised just over $35,000 in event donations and sponsorships, and additionally, received a $15,000 donation to begin a new animal care fund, WAGS (Wonderful Animals Getting Services).

After heart-felt messages by Westmoreland, NHS Executive Director Tom Christenson, and NHS Board President Beth Hughes, guests were invited to dance to vibrant big band and jazz music performed by Crescendo Amelia. The celebration ended around 10:30pm.

In total, the event raised $50,000 in funds to help the homeless animals of Nassau County.

The Nassau Humane Society is already planning to host the 2nd Annual Gala in spring of 2016.

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7th Annual Nassau County Animal Expo

7th Annual Nassau County Animal ExpoThe Seventh Annual Nassau County Animal Expo sponsored by Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach.

Joining the Expo will be animal rescue groups from the NE Florida area, vendors and animal advocates.

Our special guests from the Jumpin’ Jax Flyball Club will have relay races throughout the day. To find out more about this canine and human sport visit www.jumpinjaxflyball.com.

In addition to the animals, there will be a Silent Auction with items at all price points sponsored by Trailer Park Collectibles, a Bake Sale featuring pastry chef Noelle Almond and an arts & crafts Kids Corner.

Admission is FREE. For every 5 lbs of dry dog or cat food donated, you will receive a ticket for Door Prizes.

All spayed/neutered and well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.

Check us out on Facebook or call 904-321-2267 for more information.

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Nassau Humane Society Gala – For the Love of Animals

Nassau Humane Society Gala - For the Love of AnimalsFernandina Beach, FL – The Nassau Humane Society will host its first ever Gala, For the Love of Animals. The Gala will benefit their new facility which opened last year. This grand event will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom beginning at 6:00pm with a Cocktail Reception and Dinner at 7:00pm.

Nikos Westmoreland, who Co-anchors on First Coast Living, will be the guest speaker and the 21 piece Big Band, Crescendo Amelia will supply the music for dancing.

There are two Big Dog Platinum Sponsors, Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic and First Coast Community Bank. Both of these businesses have generously contributed $3,000 to enable this Gala to become reality. The Ritz-Carlton has also been kind in their contribution to this worthy cause.

There are four levels of sponsorship available, as well as individual tickets at $150 per person.

A Silent Auction will be held the evening of the Gala. Local merchants have donated a variety of items for bidding. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island donated a one-night stay and a one 50-minute massage, Marriott Saw Grass donated a one-night stay at their resort, and Crawford Jewelry added a $300 gift certificate. Other items include an autographed Kenny Loggins guitar and an Oyster Roast hosted by Anglea Wallace Pierson. Bidding will also be available for a three-night stay at Paul and Mary Anne Murphy’s New Orleans home. These are just a few of the Silent Auction items that will be enticing the attendees on April 18th, 2015.

Please consider joining the pack and attend The Nassau Humane Society Gala, For the Love of Animals.

The Nassau Humane Society is a nonprofit organization which exists fully through the kindness of donations.

To purchase tickets, please call (904) 321-1647 or www.nassauhumanesociety.com.

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Celebrate Spring Fashion Show for Nassau Humane Society

Celebrate Spring Fashion Show for Nassau Humane SocietyNassau Humane Society’s Second Chance Re-Sale shop will be holding its first Girl’s Night Out Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at their store at 1002 S. 14th Street in the 8 Flags Shopping Center.

No charge – wine and cheese served.

Volunteers will be modeling spring/summer outfits that are available for sale. Everything for sale at amazing bargain prices!

Dickie Anderson will be emceeing this event. Don’t be surprised if there is a puppy or kitty on hand to give kisses.

There is no charge for this event but donations are always accepted. The Second Chance Resale Shop is a major fundraiser for the Nassau Humane Society – all monies received will go directly to the Nassau Humane Society shelter for the care of our homeless dogs and cats until they find their forever home.

For more information: secondchance@nassauhumanesociety.com

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The Story of Adam & Eve’s Pets

The Story of Adam & Eve's PetsWell, for those of you who read SearchAmelia on a regular basis, you know we like to post fun stories on Sundays… we hope you enjoy the story of Adam and Eve’s Pets.

Original author is unknown

Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.”

And God said, “I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.”

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal and God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, “Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

And God said, “I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.”

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.”

And God said, “I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.”

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And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat’s eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.

And Adam and Eve learned humility.

And they were greatly improved.

And God was pleased,

And Dog was happy.

And Cat –

…didn’t give a shit one way or the other.

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Micah’s Place Style Show and Luncheon Video Review

Micah's Place Style Show and Luncheon Video ReviewOsprey Village on Amelia Island was home to the recent Style Show and Luncheon benefiting Micah’s Place, a Certified Domestic Violence Center serving the residents of Nassau County, Florida.

The room was full of women wearing houndstooth, leather, florals, animal prints and a large number of them donned Micah’s signature color, purple. These supporters ventured out on a very cold February day to preview the upcoming spring fashions from Chico’s and the Monkey Barrel, while enjoying a scumptious lunch, and perhaps taking a chance to win one of the great raffle prizes donated by local companies like David’s Restaurant, the Hoyt House and Dome Healing Center.

Micah’s Place Director of Development, Marianna McIntyre introduced the luncheon’s guest speaker, Family Law Attorney Chanda Rogers, an Associate with the Law Office of Valerie C. Faltemier, PLC. The room was attentive as Ms. Rogers spoke about how offenders of domestic violence typically abuse all members of the household, including children and pets. Domestic violence shelters are rarely equipped to accept animals, and sadly many victims stay in abusive homes rather than leave a pet behind to face torture or even death. Micah’s Place is now equipped to handle just about any family pet, so Nassau County victims no longer have to live in fear; they can bring their pet with them when they leave their abuser to start a new life.

Micah's Place-pets-bentleyStatistics on domestic violence and animal abuse:
-52 percent of victims in shelters leave their pets with their abusers.
(National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

-Up to 65 percent of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave.
(Carlisle-Frank, Frank and Nielsen, 2004)

-71 percent of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32 percent reported their children had hurt or killed animals.
(National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

Here is a short video of the Luncheon and Style Show:

Ms. Rogers described how Micah’s Place offers free legal services to vicitims, both men and women. Abusers are controlling and very often, they control the money, too. Leaving victims without access to the money for legal protection. Events like this luncheon, the Bed and Breakfast Cookie Tour, and the Purple Dove Re-sell Store help raise funds to keep the doors to Micah’s Place open.

When Ms. Rogers finished, lunch was promptly served and fashion models swept the room to show off the latest fashions for women and children.

Expect to see a lot of yellow and aqua shades for kids this spring, while Mom may be found wearing moss, muted animal prints and pale yellow, too. Long scarves and comfortable slacks were flattering and attractive, and my favorite piece was a very feminine, coral leather jacket.

To learn more about Micah’s Place please visit www.MicahsPlace.org.

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Shadow: One Magnificent Dog

Shadow checking out what's going on inside.

Shadow checking out what’s going on inside.

This is a story about man’s most amazing companion.
We lost our all-time incredible doggie Scootertje almost exactly a year ago and it was a devastating loss. He was only six and cancer took him from us fast and furiously. Many people would ease the pain by quickly finding another companion and that is probably the best way to get over a loss like that. We couldn’t, so instead we decided to sponsor and donate as much as we could to save other animals and slowly rebuilt the courage to get face-to-face involved again. Several dogs in South Africa and the Ukraine received our help, were healed and placed in forever homes. We still get happy updates on how well they’re doing.
But then at the end of 2014 we decided we needed to expand locally and took in a foster dog from the Nassau County Animal Control Humane Society.  On New Year’s Eve the four of us drove over to pick up Amos, a black/white spotted Lab/American Bulldog mix from the pound. He was suffering from skin ailments and was diagnosed with low to moderate heart worm. He had been at the Humane Society since July and desperately needed a temporary home to get him through the invasive heart worm treatment process. At 58 pounds he also needed to get some more “meat” on him.

We bonded instantly at the yard and after some basic instructions from the kennel’s trainer, Amos jumped into the truck and sat prince-like between our two adult sons on the back seat. His friendliness and ease showed us immediately that he had been used to car rides before he came to the shelter.
After one or two mishaps on the first day, we quickly learned his daily routine and no accidents in the house ever since! The shelter named him Amos but after trying multiple names on him (as he paid no attention to the name Amos) we found his name to be Shadow. He answers to this and seemed much happier that we “knew him”.  We wish we knew something about his past because he definitely was loved and cared for at one time.  We also were told that Shadow is 3 years old, but question that assessment as well, because he still has all the makings of a puppy, eager to learn, please and being playful.

We’ve worked with Shadow now for 3 weeks and found this dog to be exceptional in so many ways that we can recommend him to anyone looking for a life companion or family friend. We work from home so yes we have a lot of time to observe and correct, but also to mold his personality, and this sweet dog has tons of it. Honestly we’ve never seen a dog with so many expressions in his face and eyes.

So here is the situation: We are the foster parents to Shadow and we can only foster until February 15th and we would like to find him another foster home or even more preferably a FOREVER home. We would be happy to let you meet him. Since we are just fostering, you will have to adopt him through the Nassau County Animal Services and we will help with that if you so need. Our goal is for him to never go back to the shelter.

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Very expressive

We cannot believe someone has not fallen in love with this special, loving, sweet and obedient dog. He is truly amazing and we have had many dogs. The skin rash he had is in the process of clearing that up and its already so much better that our neighbor, who came back from a week cruising was astonished at how good he looks. He also came back NEGATIVE for mange.
He has tested positive for heart worm but it is in the low to moderate stage. He has began receiving antibiotics and will get his first shot soon. FAN is picking up the bill for his heart worm treatments. All you have to do is make the appointments and take him to his vet. His first shot is scheduled for January 26th, which we will take care of. He will have to receive one more shot and should be cured completely, but he will definitely need to receive monthly heart worm prevention medicine as prescribed by the vet. The vet said other than these two issues, he is very healthy and should be fine while being treated. He takes medication just fine, just put it in his dry food and he chows down.

Whoever is lucky enough to adopt him will be getting a healthy dog who is all caught up on all medical and already neutered.

Below are some of our experiences with Shadow.

• He would love to sleep on the furniture but since most of ours is white, that is a no-no in our home. However he is quite happy to lay on his blankie, but he definitely likes to lay on something. He prefers something besides the hardwood floor. A wonderful woman, Debbie, gave us “the cadillac of dog beds” and he loves it dearly. He will even go into his room and put himself to bed. It’s so cute.

• He has never gotten into the garbage. This I find amazing. We have a lid on ours (kitchen) that he could easily knock it off, but has never even tried this. He will occasionally walk by and sniff it, but that’s it.

• He does not dig holes in the yard.

• You can pet and touch him while he is eating and he could care less. He is not protective over his food bowl or toys for that matter.

• For now he will counter surf, so we keep everything pushed to the back or put away. We are working on this with him. He has never seen jumped on the counter though. He is only interested in food that is left within reach on the counter.

• He walks on his leash like a perfect gentleman. Never tugging or pulling. We have on occasion had him off his leash while in the garage and one time he snuck out the door when it did not close correctly but he never tries to bolt or run off. As soon as you call him, he comes back. Actually he doesn’t even try to venture away from the house.

• When eating he wonders what your having but when you tell him to go lay down he will. He never just sits and stares at you while you eat. Most of our previous pets did!

• He did not bark for the first three days he was with us. He now only barks if he sees someone go by the yard, or knocks on the front door and he stops when you tell him to quit.
We can only assume it’s because he now feels at home, comfortable and protective.
He is protective of his people and will give warning barks. Never snarls though.
He oddly understands or feels when someone is not a “dog” person and prefers to have nothing to do with them. I think this is the only dog that can give dirty looks. It is very amusing and everyone gets a chuckle out of it.
There is a barking dog next door, who Shadow cannot see due to the fence, and he has never barked back.

• He has zero fear of fireworks or thunder. He will lift his head to look around, but that’s it. (On New Years Eve there was a lot of fireworks going off on the beach, as we live across the street.)

• He easily walks up and down the stairs, so two-story homes are no problem.

• He is okay with being bathed, not thrilled, but will listen when you tell him to settle down.

• He loves car rides. He is perfect in the car. He likes looking around. He has not tried to poke his head out the window, but that’s not saying he would not if given the chance.

• He does not “mark” every inch of his territory like some dogs. He does his business and pees outside and that’s that.

• Because he initially needed to gain approx. 5 pounds, we have been feeding him 3 cups of vet recommended Purina One food at each feeding. It looks like he’s gained at least 2-3 pounds by now.

• He drinks a lot of water.

• We tried crating him the first two nights and he does not like it, nor is he used to being crated. He is an extremely chill dog and does not bother anything. He has his own room where he sleeps on his bed and is quite happy about that. Frankly however wherever his bed is that’s where he will sleep.

Boy I love the beach!

Boy I love the beach!

• He mainly likes playing with his toys “with you” like tug-o-war. He loves a good chew bone. He thinks small or tennis balls are for eating, so we do not give him those.

• He is the biggest people pleaser we have ever encountered. He is extremely obedient. He wants to be near his people and is happiest laying or sitting close by to his humans. He would be happier in your lap but obviously he is too big for that. However, he likes nothing more than sweetly laying his head in your lap.

• He will occasionally get excited and jump up but stops when you tell him no. Very rare for him to jump on anyone. He has never jumped on the grand children. Also on the occasion when he does jump up, he does it so gently that it does not knock you over. I call him a circus dog. He also loves to give hugs.

• We have three small grand children (five and under) who all love dogs and he is great with them. He patiently lets them pet him, will sniff at them sometimes, but other than that he does not bother them. He realizes they are little and just leaves them be. He seems very aware that they are smaller than him.

• He is walked on the beach daily and when he encounters another dog (big or small) his tail is wagging and he just wants to sniff and say hi. We are taking him to the dog park soon to see how he interacts with other dogs. We do not know how he is around cats.

• He has never once shown any sort of aggression, even when at the vet getting unpleasant things done. Does not even growl. He did whine some poor baby.

• He does not try to be the alfa dog. He is very content to let you be in charge, and rather seems to prefer it that way.

Last but not least, the 64 dollar question? Why don’t we keep him ourselves? Truth be known, he has already stolen our hearts, but after 10 years not visiting our family in Europe, we made the plans to go visit for at least 2-3 months this year, before we get too old or bogged down by age and work. Rest assured that if preparations had not been in a far advanced stage, you would not read this story here and Shadow would have found his Forever Home already.

FAN will finish supporting his heart worm treatment until he is cured, even if he is permanently adopted.

Call us if you would like to meet Shadow and possibly be his foster parents or more deservedly a forever home. (904) 310 6153 – (904) 430 7075

Nassau Humane Society Is Seeking Volunteers

Nassau Humane Society Is Seeking VolunteersFernandina Beach, FL Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to volunteer? The Nassau Humane Society is looking to add to their team of volunteers. One area you can help is at our Second Chance store.

Volunteers at Second Chance make a huge contribution toward keeping the doors of the shelter open and available to homeless animals. For more information, call 904-321-0022 or email.

Second Chance Volunteering Opportunities include:
• Basic Retail & Cashiering
• Processing & Cleaning Donations
• Customer Service
• On Call Pick-up Help (lifting, carrying, loading & unloading)

Meet Tracy Grimsely (see picture), who currently volunteers at our Second Chance store. She has been a volunteer for the Nassau Humane Society for over ten years.

With your time and service, we can ensure that all the homeless animals in our community receive lots of love and compassion while waiting for their forever homes. Please visit our website www.nassauhumanesociety.com to view all the areas where we need your help or call (904) 321-1647, ext. 105.

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Humane Society Updates the Rotary Club Sunrise

tom-christenson-mark-cutshawSharing the exciting news of the grand opening of the new Humane Society facility located next to the airport on Amelia Island, Tom Christenson, Executive Director of the Nassau Humane Society, was recently featured as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise.

Rotary club members learned about the features of the new building and all the services the Humane Society provides to city and county residents.

Rotarians actively volunteer throughout their communities and the club was pleased to learn about the strength of the volunteer network at the Humane Society.

The new facility enables the Humane Society to continue its mission, dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals; to alleviate their suffering and neglect, to support the human-animal bond, and to foster an environment in which people respect all living creatures.

For more information about the Nassau Humane Society, call 904-321-1647.

Pictured here is Tom Christenson, Executive Director, and Mark Cutshaw, president of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please contact president, Mark Cutshaw, at mcutshaw@fpuc.com or go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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Nassau Humane Society Seeks Volunteers

Nassau Humane Society Seeks Volunteers
Fernandina Beach, FL, January 5, 2015. Want to make a difference in 2015? The Nassau Humane Society is looking to add to their team of volunteers.

With your time and service, we can ensure that all the homeless animals in our community receive lots of love and compassion while waiting for their forever homes.

Please visit our website www.nassauhumanesociety.com to view the areas where we need your help or call (904) 321-1647.

The Adoption Center is operated soley by donations and run by an incredible staff of volunteers.

Fostering is another great area to volunteer. These great folks provide short-term, in home care for friendly dogs and cats in need until they are adopted. Veterinary care and food are provided. Fostering can last from a few days to several months.

Another way to help would be to sponsor a “pet food drive” among your friends, or at the office. The Humane Society can pick up the donations you collect!

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Artist Susan Sellner Paints Pets of Nassau County

Artist Susan Sellner Paints Pets of Nassau CountyLocal Artist Susan Sellner is passionate about pets and not only does she paint pet portraits, she also has a 2015 Pets of Nassau County calendar full or her original oil paintings. Proceeds from these fantastic calendars benefit Friends of Animals in Nassau.

This organization raises funds to help all of the pet resource centers in Nassau County including Nassau County Animal Services, Rescuing Animals in Nassau, Inc., First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Meals on Wheels 4 Pets, Nassau Humane Society, Saving the Animals Rescue Group, and Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA.

Volunteers are always needed! Foster Care, Off Site Adoption Events, Videographers and photographers, Dog walking and Cat socialization, Office Support and other positions are available if you would like to volunteer.

Susan has only been painting since 2010 and it is obvious she has a natural talent.

Susan will be at the Fernandina Beach Arts Market on December 6, 2014, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm with her calendars and other information about what you can do to be a Friend of Animals in Nassau County.

2015 Pet Calendars are also available at:
Nassau County Animal Services
Hola Cuban Cafe
Bijoux Amelia
Meals on Wheels 4 Pets
Passion for Pooches

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2014 Parade of Paws

2014 Parade of PawsFernandina Beach, FL – The Nassau Humane Society will host the 15th Annual Parade of Paws on Saturday, December 6 at the Old Railroad Depot in downtown Fernandina Beach.

Parade will start at 11:00 am. Pet owners can register and parade their dogs on the sidewalks of Centre Street, with all proceeds benefiting the Nassau Humane Society.

Many people dress their pets in festive attire, ranging from the simple to the elaborate.

Sometimes their owners wear costumes too.

Trophies are awarded for the top three “best dressed” entrants, with gift certificates in the categories of “best (pet) personality,” “looks most like owner” and “most original.”

You can bring your camera or smartphone, and a volunteer will take pictures of you and your dog with Santa.

Registration is $15 per dog. You can pre-register before Saturday at Redbones, the NHS Dog Park, our Second Chance store, or at NassauHumaneSociety.com. On Saturday morning, there will also be late registration at the Depot starting at 10:00 am.

Pre-register: Online at nassauhumanesociety.com/events.html
Second Chance Store (321-0022)
Redbones Dog Bakery (321-0020)
NHS Dog Park (321-1647)

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