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5th Annual Nassau County Animal Expo

5th Annual Nassau County Animal ExpoCats Angels, Inc. SPCA is proud to host the 5th Annual Nassau County Animal Expo on April 13th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Atlantic Recreation Center located at 25005 Atlantic Avenue, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The purpose of the Expo is to:

    -Introduce the public to the various area rescue groups
    -Educate the public on the importance of spay/neuter/vaccination
    -Promote Adoption of rescued animals
    -Promote the respect and nurturing of all creatures that need our intervention

The Expo will feature animals for adoption from all the local rescue groups, pet care information, and much more. Pet groomers and retailers will also be there.

Activities for the kids are planned and Halo, the feline mascot of Cats Angels, will make an appearance in the “Kids Corner.”

Admission is free to the public. There will also baked goods, drinks and a silent auction.

For every five pounds of dry food donated, a ticket will be given for door prizes to be awarded throught out the day (must be present to win).

All food donated will be divided among the rescue groups attending.

For information go to the contact page or call 904-321-2267

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2013 Meals on Wheels for Pets Chili Benefit

2013 Meals on Wheels for Pets Chili BenefitFebruary 1, 2013, is the Hot Chili and Cool Music fundraising benefit for Meals-on-Wheels for Pets!

St. Peters Episcopal Church will host Happy Hour from 6:00 to 6:30 PM, with dinner being served from 6:30 to 9:00.

Tickets are only $20.00 and are available at:

    Nassau Humane Society’s Second Chance Thrift Store on 8th Street
    The Nassau Humane Society Dog Park
    The Council on Aging
    and online at www.MOW4PetsNassau.com

Proceeds are used to provide quality pet food to the beloved companion animals of senior citizens who receive Meals on Wheels in Nassau County, Florida.

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13th Annual Parade for Paws

13th Annual Parade for PawsNassau Humane Society will host the 13th Annual Parade for Paws on Saturday, December 1st, with the walk beginning and ending at the Old Railroad Depot in downtown Fernandina Beach.

Walk 1/2 mile along Centre Street beginning and ending at the Old Railroad Depot. Enjoy fun activities before and after the parade. Late registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the parade begins at 11:00 a.m.

Registration fee is $10.00 per dog. Awards announced immediately after the parade.

Pre-register online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com/events.html, Second Chance Store (321-0022), Redbones Dog Bakery (321-0020), or the NHS Dog Park (491-1511).

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Spaghetti Dinner Reminder for Humane Society

Spaghetti Dinner Reminder for Humane SocietyI believe the photo credit goes to: REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

Here is your pet friendly reminder about the Eighth Annual Pasta for Paws Spaghetti Dinner Saturday November 3, from 4:30-7:30PM at the Atlantic Recreation Center.

Tickets are only $12.00 for a fabulous dinner that includes salad, spaghetti, meatballs, bread, beverage and dessert. Additional desserts can be had for only $2.00, and takeout is available, too.

Children 6 and under eat free.

There will be live music by Frankie’s Friends and a huge silent auction.

Tickets are on sale at the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park, the Second Chance Store on the east side of 8th Street, and online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com.

All proceeds benefit homeless animals at the shelter. Please phone Penny Landregan 277-1152 for more information.

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Rescue Me 2012 for Cats Angels

Rescue Me 2012 for Cats Angels

Cats Angels is holding their Fifth Annual Rescue Me fundraiser on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Tickets are only $20.00 and the evening includes a silent auction, BBQ dinner, dessert buffet, winde, beer and iced tea.

Music will be provided by The Macy’s!

The fun begins at 5:00 PM and lasts until 8:00 at Kelley’s Warehouse, 1235 S. 10th Street in Fernandina Beach.

Tickets are on sale at Cats Angels Adoption Center and Thrift Store located at 709 S. 8th Street.

For more information call (904) 321-2267 or visit www.CatsAngels.com.

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Eighth Annual Pasta for Paws

Eighth Annual Pasta for PawsThe Nassau Humane Society invites you to attend The Eighth Annual Pasta for Paws Spaghetti Dinner, Saturday November 3, from 4:30 to 7:30PM at the Atlantic Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Tickets are $12.00 and include a salad, spaghetti, meatballs, bread, beverage and dessert. Additional desserts are $2.00 and takeout is available. Children 6 and under eat free.

Live music will be provided by Frankie’s Friends, and there is a HUGE silent auction.

Tickets are on sale at the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park, Second Chance Store on 8th Street, and online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com.

All proceeds benefit homeless animals at the shelter.

Please call Penny Landregan at (904) 277-1152 for more information.

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All God’s Creatures Invited to Worship

All God's Creatures Invited to WorshipFernandina Beach, Florida – Four legged friends, winged companions and creatures of all kinds are invited to join the worship service at New Vision Congregational Church on Sunday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. All pets are welcome, and bring your people too!

The blessing of the animals is a long-standing tradition that originated in the life of St. Francis of Assisi. The service of blessing celebrates animals as part of God’s expansive creation. This fun, outdoor worship service includes lively music and a blessing of each squirmy or wiggly animal present. A cookout will follow the service and children will enjoy making an animal craft. All pets are invited indoors in the event of rain.

All God's creatures are blessingsNew Vision Congregational Church believes that faith is a journey of exploration, not a destination. When we engage in worship that embraces our God-given creativity, we feel alive! And when we become a part of a community where love and laughter and a deep faith in God are rampant, we feel loved. “One way we love doing this is through enjoying all of God’s creatures as we offer them a special blessing,” says Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore, New Vision’s pastor.

New Vision, a member of the United Church of Christ, meets at 96074 Chester Road in Yulee. For information, visit www.NewVisionCongregationalChurch.org, find us on Facebook, or call Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at (904)238-1822.

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It is time for Bark for Life 2012

It is time for Bark for Life 2012That’s right! We don’t have just one, but we have two walk-a-thons this Saturday morning in Fernandina Beach!

Join Nassau Humane Society and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life for Bark for Life on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at Central Park Atlantic Avenue. Late Registration begins at 9AM, Opening Ceremony starts at 10AM. The one mile walk to downtown Fernandina Beach and back begins at 10:15AM. Pre-registration fee is $20 per dog.

Late registration fee is $25 per dog. Each dog receives a goodie bag and Bark for Life bandana! Owner receives a t-shirt! Register now at Nassau Humane Society Dog Park, Second Chance Resale Store, or online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com. Contact Sandy Balzer 904-491-6146 or Becky Joyce 904-614-6683 with questions.

Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and the homeless animals at Nassau Humane Society. By supporting Bark for Life, you help save lives, both human and animal, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays to share with man’s best friend. So bring your four legged loved one and join us for a great day starting with a walk, and then continuing with food and fun. Let’s help everyone have more birthdays!

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Blue Moon Bash

Blue Moon BashEnjoy a low-country boil under the stars to benefit “Meals on wheels for Pets”.

August 31, 2012, 6:30 PM at the Amelia River Golf Course locatted at 4477 Buccaneer Trail.

Casual attire, music, cash bar and golf cart shuttles.

Tickets are only $25.00 and are available at www.mow4petsnassau.com, Amelia River Golf Course, Council on Aging and the NHS Second Chance Store.

Call (352) 284-6106 for ticket or other information.

Enjoy a fantastic dinner that helps to feed the pets of seniors receiving Meals on Wheels.

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Bailey House Tour Benefits Cats Angels

Bailey House Tour Benefits Cats AngelsCats Angels is holding a special fund raiser that allows participants to see one of the most unique Victorian homes in historic downtown Fernandina. The Bailey House stands grand with whimsical, carousel horses adorning the wraparound porch.

Kate Bailey, the original owner, is credited with saving the beautiful oak tree on the corner of Ash and 8th by guarding it from the city authorities with her shot gun! Now owned by Barbara and George Sheffield, the home will be open for a guided tour of the lovely vintage interior and furnishings on Saturday, August 25th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

The cost is $15.00 per adult (children under 18 are free) and includes gourmet cookies, recipes, and lemonade on the path near the beautiful garden after the tour. Please note that the house does not have handicap accommodation.

Cats Angels will receive 100% of the proceeds!

Tickets are available at the Cats Angels Thrift Store located at 709 S. 8th Street and open Monday thru Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or through Paypal at www.catsangels.com (use the donate button and bring your printed receipt) or at the event or you may contact Jan Cote-Merow 583-2870 for delivery.

Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to prevention of cat overpopulation through spaying and neutering in Nassau County. Cats Angels is a volunteer organization and supported entirely by donations, grants and fund raising. No government monies of any kind are received.

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Kmart® Launches New Pet Prescription Program And Purina® Treat Giveaway

Kmart® Launches New Pet Prescription Program And Purina® Treat GiveawayThis article is for those of you who still have a Kmart!

Hoffman Estates, IL – To the delight of shoppers and pet lovers everywhere, Kmart announces a new pet medication program that provides customers convenient access and savings for prescription brand name and generic pet medications that help ensure the health of their pets.

More than 60 percent of American households own a pet(i) and together they spent more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011 alone(ii), according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Kmart understands that a pet is a member of the family too and by offering affordable pet prescriptions in-store, the retailer is helping customers save and making shopping for the entire family more convenient than ever.

“This new pet program is just another example of how we strive to make the shopping experience seamless for our customers,” said Ghassan Hourani, Vice President and GM, Pharmacy Administration for Kmart Pharmacy. “In addition to our wide variety of pet products, including the Kmart-exclusive Champion Breed? food, toys and treats, we are thrilled that we can now offer our customers and their furry family members a one-stop shopping experience.”

In addition to this new program, Kmart is also celebrating National Pet Month by rewarding four-legged friends with a free Purina treat. By purchasing a pet medication at any Kmart Pharmacy from April 29 through May 26, customers will receive a free(iii) Purina Beneful Baked Delight or Purina Cat Treat (up to $3.99 value). Pet owners shopping at non-pharmacy Kmart locations will be rewarded with a treat too, simply by spending $20 on Purina products.

For more information on Kmart pet medications or to find the Kmart Pharmacy store nearest you, visit KmartPharmacy.com.

About Kmart
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that includes Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, County Living, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company’s website at www.kmart.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.

(i) American Pet Product Association, 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey

(ii) American Pet Product Association various market research.

(iii) Coupon prints at checkout. Limit one coupon per transaction. All purchases must be made in a single transaction. Offer valid on participating brands only from 4/29/12-5/26/12. Restrictions and exclusions apply. While quantities last.

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5th Annual Pars for Paws Classic Golf Tournament

5th Annual Pars for Paws Classic Golf TournamentMonday, May 14th, is the 5th Annual Pars for Paws Classic Golf tournament at the Long Point course on the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. This is a four person scrable, captain’s choice tournament that starts at 1:00 PM.

Entry fees are $150.00 per player which includes golf cart, treat bag, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, wine, cash bar, silent auction and one guest pass for the evening festivities at the new clubhouse at Long Point. Additional guests are invited to the reception for $40.00 per person.

Please make checks payable to Nassau Humane Society.

Contact Mike Clower at (904) 261-2217 for more information. All proceeds will benefit the Nassau Humane society.

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As the Weather Turns Summer-like

Beach Rules Fernandina Beach Florida

These signs welcome visitors to our beaches

The following is a friendly reminder from the Fernandina Beach Police Department that the beaches are there for the enjoyment of all and certain misbehavior will result in warnings and citations.

As the weather continues to improve and residents and visitors start heading for our beautiful beaches, the Fernandina Beach Police Department would like to remind everyone that officers are currently monitoring the beach every day and have been issuing warnings and citations to several dog owners for leash law violations.

Code Enforcement Officers are also dealing with the issue of “beach debris,” the overnight collection of articles from umbrellas, tents and canopies to coolers, lawn chairs and beach toys. Residents and visitors are asked to refrain from leaving these articles on our beaches overnight.

The police department is also working to impact the problem of littering by taking direct enforcement action.  Cans, bottles, papers, and baby diapers should be disposed of properly and not left on our beautiful beaches.  If you want to be proactive, consider joining local volunteers on April 7th at 11:00 AM for a beach cleanup campaign.  Learn more at www.KooksPollute.com or Pipeline Surf Shop on Sadler Rd..

In addition, we are once again checking to see if short term rental property is being properly advertised on the Internet and in local newspapers.  Ordinance 2011-23, Section 26-101 (Resort Rental Permit) was amended on November 15, 2011 and now requires that all advertising include the city permit number, mandates annual permit renewal and inspection, and also requires a valid permit be displayed near the main entrance of the residence at all times, among other changes.

Beach Safety Rules

With the summer months upon us, the police department would like to remind residents and visitors of some of our practical beach safety rules.  These rules are meant to provide an enjoyable atmosphere and beach experience for everyone and to keep our beaches safe and clean.

•    Dog owners are reminded that their pet must be on a leash while on the beach and dog owners are responsible for removing any animal waste.

•    The consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed on the beaches within the City.

•    For the safety of those getting sand between their toes, the use of glass containers is not allowed on the beaches.

•    Parking or driving on the beach is limited to the defined section at the Sadler Road access. (Peter’s Point for the county)

•    Horses are allowed south of the Sadler Road access between May and October from 5:00 PM and sunset or between sunrise and 11:00 AM.  The horse rider is responsible for removing animal waste.

The members of the Fernandina Beach Police Department hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable beach season. Please feel free to call the police department at 277-7342 if you have any questions or to report any violations.

Time for the Nassau Humane Society Flea and Tick Sale

Time for the Nassau Humane Society Flea and Tick SaleThe Annual Flea and Tick Sale fundraiser for the Nassau Humane Society begins this Friday, February 17th and continues through Saturday, the 18th, from 7:30 AM until 2:30 PM.

You will find art, antiques, furniture, housewares, jewelry, sporting goods, tools, toys, clothing, and other items at bargain basement prices. If you have things to donate, please bring tax deductible donations to their Second Chance store located at 312 South Eighth Street. (Please, no computers or TVs)

Come and search through the vast collection of items for sale, and support the NHS by taking some special things home with you! The sale is free and open to the public!

For more information, call Penny at (904) 321-0022!

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Chili Dinner and Irish Music for Pets

Chili Dinner and Irish Music for PetsA Benefit for Meals on Wheels for Pets features a Chili Dinner and Irish music, Friday, February 10, 2012 at Burns Hall at St. Peters Episcopal Church.

Itinerary
6 –7 pm: Happy Hour with Music & Cash Bar
7 –8 pm: Dinner Hour
8 –9 pm: Another Music Set

Tickets are $15 & available at:

    -Nassau Humane Second Chance Thrift Store
    -Nassau Humane Dog Park
    -Council on Aging Office
    -Online at www.MOW4PetsNassau.com

      Three reasons not to miss this!

        1. A delicious dinner by some of the best chili cooks around.
        2. Two hours of traditional Irish music by Fear Buile from Gainesville, FL.
        3. Your ticket cost will help provide quality pet food to the beloved companion animals of senior citizens receiving Meals on Wheels in Nassau County …and, of course, dessert.
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