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SEPTEMBER 2012

SAFE HAVEN GRAND OPENING!

Putting for Pets Thanks to the generosity of the Burlingame Country Club community, the 2012 Putting for Pets event raised a record $20,000. “We are so deeply grateful to everyone who participated this year. These funds will help us continue to save the animals” - Judy Biddle

In the last three years, Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue has saved the lives of over 1,000 dogs and cats. Thanks to the dedication of the all-volunteer organization, these animals are now living in their “furever” homes. Many were adopted into local homes and many others were saved by other rescue organizations as far away as Canada. The organization marks a milestone on September 29 with the opening of Safe Haven, CAAR’s new kennel where we can safely house animals while rescue, adoption, and foster arrangements are being made.

Featured Pet - Meet Summer!

Summer is about a year old and weighs about 30 pounds and gets along well with other dogs. What’s on Summer’s wish list? A family and a yard to call her own. For more information about Summer, contact Jan Stepp at 828-275-8849 jan.stepp0824@gmail.com, or Connie McNab at conniemcnab@gmail.com

Stop by the Open House on September 29 from 1:00-8:00 pm. Tour the new facility, have some refreshments, and maybe help walk a dog or two.

Safe Haven is located at 5526 Hendersonville Highway in Fletcher (next to Smiley’s Flea Market)


Happy Tails!

Hi, my name is Sassy and here is my story. I didn't WANT to come to the shelter but, because I was running loose, I was brought there. I was scared and didn't know what would happen to me but I overheard them saying that my family was going to come for me. As the days wore on that never happened and I began to fear the worst. I kept hearing something about euthanasia and it terrified me! But, then suddenly, my luck changed and I was visited by some Angels! Charlie's Angels! They took me out of the shelter, put me in a nice foster home, and treated me for kennel cough. They also had something done called neutering which wasn't fun at all! Pretty soon, I found myself in a van on the way to New Hampshire. They kept telling me it

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? We need volunteers in the following areas. If you can donate your time and talents, please contact: _________________ • Computer skills • Dog Walkers • Local Transport • Special Events • Parking attendants

was a great place and that I would find my forever home there! Well, they were right! As you can see, I have the most wonderful family who loves me and takes care of me. I love them very, very much and I am so thankful that they chose to have me as their own. And......to the Angels who rescued me, I just want to say thank you for saving my life!

HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR SOLE MATE? If you’ve ever looked inside your closet and wondered what you could do with all the shoes that you just don’t wear any more, we have the solution! Donate them to CAAR. Drop off any mens, ladies, or children’s shoes that are in useable condition and your shoes will be donated to those in need, literally around the globe through www.shoeboxrecycling.com. Every pair of shoes you donate, helps others and generates a financial donation to CAAR.

You can even track where your shoes go! Just go to the website, and download a note that will travel with your shoes until they find their “sole mate”. What kind of shoes can be donated? Athletic, dress, hiking, adults, children’s, work boots, sandals, flats...any shoe that does not have holes, is not damaged or mildewed and is a “pair” can be donated. We cannot accept, roller blades, ski boots, heavy winter boots any single shoe or any shoe that is not wearable. Drop off your shoes at Safe Haven at 5526 Hendersonville Road, Fletcher.


A Community Partnership - How one dog can change a life. Reach for Independence is a support program for developmentally disabled adults in Fletcher, NC. The day program teaches social skills, life skills, and recreational skills. Reach for Independence and Charlie’s Angels has formed a partnership and friendship that has an impact on the lives of people and rescue dogs. Volunteers from Reach for Independence come to Safe Haven two mornings a week for roughly two hours each visit. On the surface, they are providing much needed help to Safe Haven, but they are also learning valuable social skills and work skills. They help clean the two dog runs and the Cattery and clean the play area once the dogs are inside, then fill the dog’ swimming pools for their after lunch play time. They are also doing some painting and flower planting at the Haven as the Grand Opening nears. The hard work is so appreciated by the CAAR volunteers who run Safe Haven, but equally important is the work they do to help socialize the animals.   The love and friendship go both ways, as in the case of one young man who was deeply afraid of dogs. But that changed during a recent visit, when Bogie was introduced to the group. While others greeted Bogie with hugs, kisses and treats this young man didn’t want any contact with Bogie, a two year old walker hound.  Bogie danced for the group and entertained them by tossing his toy in

the air and retrieving it.  Several of the group tossed the toy to Bogie until he was exhausted.  That’s when Bogie went up to the young man who had been afraid of animals. Everyone watched as he petted Bogie and Bogie returned the favor with kisses.   Jan Stepp, CAAR volunteer, visits Reach for Independence twice weekly for an hour with different pets to entertain everyone.  They are so excited and patiently await the the next visit from the animals from Safe Haven. For more information about Reach for Independence call Deb Gould at 828-654-0901.  


UPCOMING EVENTS September Sept. 29 - GRAND OPENING OF SAFE HAVEN! 1pm - 8 pm

Donate and You Help Save a Life As a non-profit organization, Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue relies almost entirely on donations. We thank all of our donors, patrons, and sponsors for your wonderful generosity.

With the opening of Safe Haven, we are able Oct. 6 - YARD SALE at to house more dogs and Smiley’s Flea Market. cats while we work on 7:00 am - Noon rescue and foster Volunteers Needed! solutions. Along with the Contact Kathy Riddle medical costs, food, and 828-577-0255 other expenses, it costs roughly $6,000 per month so donations are even more critical. Please consider donating today!

October

PATRONS

Judy & Clyde Biddle Wally & Sharon Clark Patricia Delemos Tom & Sue Fazio Bill & Josie Howard Susan E. McKenzie Jim & Connie McNab Melissa Morrow Stephen & Marie Neish Kathy & John Riddle JoAnn Roberts Nancy & Dick Sturgis Mary Jean & William Vallett Mary Wilner

SPONSORS Mary Auman Jim & Teresa Bentley Sonny & Betty Bishop John & Jan Bolte Ann & Carl Croft Howard & Carolyn Dinsmore Charles H. Edmands Connie Edmonds Karl & Helen Grammer Kathleen J. Gregg Kathy Hart

Jim & Beth Holiman Donald & Betsy Jordan Andrea & Ernie Kelly Steven Koenig Doris & Lester Kohler Gary Landrum Joseph & Jean Lindell Emily Lumpkin John & Sally MacMillian Susan Martin Barry & Marcia Master Wood & Bissette McGuire

Susan McKenzie Stephen & Margaret McIntosh Marilyn J. Milller Gerald & Stephanie Mitchell Denise & Darrell Nick Lisa Patty Poinsett Animal Hospital Barbar Preedit Gail Reyes W.C. & Margaret Riecke James & Suzanne Scott John & Polly Sten Diane E. Tefft Ward & Ruth Wagner Dee Wilner Marian Wolf Martha Young

Donate today by sending a check, payable to Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue 5526 Hendersonville Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732 or Donate online safely using Pay Pal

Contact Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue Mailing Address: Safe Haven Kennel 5526 Hendersonville Rd. 5526 Hendersonville Rd. Fletcher, NC 28732 Fletcher, NC 28732 Email: CharliesAngelsAnimalRescue@gmail.com Online: www.CharliesAngelsAnimalRescue.com

Phone: 828-885-DOGS


September 2012