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Small Dog Rescue & Humane Society
Dogs seem to put their hearts back on the line easier than people, so why not give them a chance to proove it?
mallDog Rescue and Humane Society (SmallDog Rescue) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to finding loving families for homeless dogs in North Atlanta. We do not shy away from taking sick, abandoned or difficult dogs into our program. Thanks to donations we are able to provide excellent medical care for all of our little orphans. Our volunteers work tirelessly fostering, training, socializing, and giving the dogs all of the loving care that they so deserve. Thanks to our adopters and supporters for helping us to rescue hundreds of dogs!!!. 3
Common Myths You can not teach an old dog new tricks. Pet shops have better quality of dogs. Is way to hard to find a pure breed dog at a shelter. All dogs from shelters are agresive. Adopt me! I can surprice you!
Sweet Truths Surrendered family pets are often already housebroken, neuter and sicialiced, eager to please their new owners with new tricks. Pet shops and internet sites are the main destination for puppy mill dogs. Not only do they abuse their breeding animals , they send sick dogs to be sold top dollar prices! People do not discriminate when they abandon their dogs. A study of 12 US shelter confirmed 30% of their dogs are pure bred. Surrendered dogs are handeled daily by loving volunteers and knowledgeable staff. New arrivals are screened for any type of agression. The few animals that un fortunately do show this type of behavior are fosteresd by our profeprofesionals for rehabilitation. 5
Dont you think we deserve a second chance?
Over 4 Million Dogs Die Anually in Shelters It costs U.S. tax payers an estimated $2 billion each year to round up house, kill, and dispose of animals. An animal is euthanized every 6.5 seconds in the U.S. alone. An anual cost of disposing ethanized animals is $600 million , enough to send 120,000 students to college for 4 years. Over 56% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from 1,055 fascilities in the Unites States.
There is a perfect dog match for everyone!
Call us today and we will help you fin it!!
Adoptions and Locations
Sandy Springs Location: Petco, Whole Foods Shopping Ctr, 5938 Roswell Road NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (on the corner of Hammond Drive and Roswell Road) Alpharetta Location: PetSmart, North Point Shopping Center, 6370 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30328 1800-275-4242
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Whole Wheat Tortilla
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Roasted Veggie Melt
Oven roasted seasonal veggies tossed with garlic and Italian herbs, mozarella, tomatoes, and sprouts.
Fresh avocado, cheddar, provolone and mozzarella cheeses, sunflower seeds, onions, tomatoes, sprouts, romaine lettuce, herb mustard sauce. $ 7.99
Three Cheese Melt Cheddar, provolone and mozzarella cheeses, roasted red pepper sauce, sunflower seeds, onions, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and sprouts.
Oven Baked Organic Tofu Onions, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, organic carrots, and honey mustard sauce.
Low-Fat Mediterranean chickpea spread, onions, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers, $ 6.49 and organic carrots.
Coconut Curried Tofu
Tofu in a mild yellow curry sauce with onions, tomatoes, and romaine lettuce.
Natural Drinks Vegan Housemade Chai
All Natural Sodas
Microbrewed Iced Tea
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6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30328 1800-275-4242
Exhibition & lecture by: Wilson Beazley. Editor & creative art director of All Nature Magazine.
OCEANS Exhibition & lecture by: Wilson Beazley editor & creative art director of All Nature Magazine.
OCEANS Exhibition & lecture by: Wilson Beazley. Editor & creative art director of All Nature Magazine.
OCEANS Feb 23
SCAD-Atlanta, Gallery See 1600 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309 404.253.2700
2027 - 7:00 pm
SCAD- Atlanta Graphic Design Department Presents: An exhibition and lecture by:
Wilson Beazley Editor & creative art director of All Nature Magazine
The exhibition and lecture will showcase Wilsonâ€™s graduate work as well as his undergraduate work in the study of Graphic Design, and Photography. Please join us as we celebrate and learn his creative process and how Wilson has mastered to blend Graphic Design and Photography in his favorite edition of the well known All Nature Magazine. Wilson Beazley has been awarded numerous national and international awards for his beautiful pictures as well as his remarkable designs that makes All Nature Magazine the best magazine in the country.
Visiting Alumni Lecture Series
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he Pies Descalzos Foundation was born in Barranquilla, a city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, in the mid-1990s, when at the age of 18 recording artist Shakira decided to take on the commitment of advocating for the education, nutrition and health of her country’s most vulnerable population: CHILDREN The Foundation runs programs to help underprivileged children and their families, providing genuine solutions that help improve their quality of life. Thanks to our programs, these children have the opportunity of exercising their basic right to receive an education, paving the way for their growth and development in society. Through programs guided by principles of quality, capability and self-management, the Foundation is determined to operate efficiently, to increase the available resources and to work for the boys and girls whose lives have been disrupted by violence and poverty.
“Thanks to our programs, these children have the opportunity of exercising their basic right toreceive aneducation...”
Over four thousand children receive nutritious meals, education and psychosocial services at the schools. Nevertheless, we know that there are many more children who desperately need our help. This can be accomplished if we all join our voices to Shakira´s, hopefully by then we will all a real change!
Mission To contribute to the comprehensive development of school-age children in high- risk, vulnerable communities and/or in population groups displaced by the violence in Colombia, using education and nutrition as a fundamental strategy to prevent school desertion and child labor.
Our Programs God Parent Program
Vision To be a socially sustainable and efficient corporation that increases the available resources, dedicated working on behalf of children who have been displaced by the violence through a series of programs that are guided by principles of quality and capability for self-management. The mission and vision of the Pies Descalzos Foundation goes beyond the offer of nutrition, education and psychosocial support for Colombia’s displaced and most vulnerable population.
With a monthly gift of $30 you can help a child receive a good education and uniforms, books, nutritious food, recreational activities and sports. As a sponsor, you get to provide for the child’s basic needs, but even more importantly, you can connect with the child in a loving relationship, monitoring the child’s growth and development and seeing his/her quality of life improve. When you join this program, you will receive a picture of the child as well as a letter with his/her life story. By becoming a sponsor, you can change two lives: your own life and the life of a child who really needs our help.
“By becoming a sponsor, you can change two lives: your own life and the life of a child who really needs our help.” If I learn more, I can be more Realizing the need to improve the precarious conditions of the buildings where the most underprivileged children attend school, we are actively participating in improvement projects in order to help these kids have access to a quality education. Thanks to this program, the children now have more space and improved facilities at the schools where we run our programs.
They need supplies to keep building their dreams!
If I eat well, I will learn more The purpose of this program is to provide the children who attend our schools with nutritious meals, implementing a system of nutritional evaluation and fostering a culture of participation in meals and nutritional issues, while encouraging healthy ifestyles that guarantee the nutritional security of the communities.
How YOU can help? With kind donations. The school will be built thanks to contributions by donors like Shakira, with proceeds from her 2006 Barranquilla concert, and other contributors like the German television network RTLTV, the city of Madrid, Hard Rock Café, SEAT and others who will join our list of sponsors.
We invite you to donate a school kit for a Fundación Pies Descalzos girl or boy allowing them to receive school supplies and education free of charge for an entire year.Value: USD $15/COL $30,000 We gladly receive all donations related to our children: books, computers, teaching materials, educational games, furniture, kitchen supplies or any kind of educational resources. Every bit helps!
If I smile more, I can achieve more
Projects Descalzos school at Corregimiento La Playa, a district in the city of Barranquilla, with the capacity for 1,800 children and a community of 21,000 people within its sphere of influence. The parents, grandparents and children will also have access to vocational programs, health services and income-generating projects offered at the new facilities, which is bound to become Barranquilla’s most important institution within a few years.
The purpose of this program is to provide the children who attend our schools with nutritious meals, implementing a system of nutritional evaluation and fostering a culture of participation in meals and nutritional issues, while encouraging healthy lifestyles that guarantee the nutritional security of the communities.
I could see the school was much further along and the construction was just as I had dreamed of all my life, Shakira visited the Pies Descalzos schools in Quibdó and Barranquilla
Shakira visited the Pies Descalzos schools in Quibdó and Barranquilla during a flash visit in which she was accompanied by businessman and philanthropist Howard Buffet and was able to spend time with the children in the Corregimiento La Playa area in Barranquilla. Shakira commented on the construction of the Pies Descalzos School in her native city.
We plan to build another Fundación Pies Descalzos school.
In 2007 we concentrated all our efforts, as well as the efforts of our donors, on improving the quality of the education provided, by choosing an innovative pedagogical model for each of our schools. Additionally, 2007 was a year during which we were able to solidify the income-generating initiatives though parent cooperatives, which have so far created 250 new jobs. The Foundation is facing its biggest challenge yet during 2007 and 2008: with the help of public, private and multilateral organizations and financial contributions by Shakira and other donors, we plan to build another Fundación Pies Descalzos school in the Corregimiento La Playa district in Barranquilla. The new school will expand the academic and community programs, reaching out to more than 21,000 residents in the region. Currently, the Pies Descalzos Foundation programs are assisting 4,020 children and adolescents in our schools and vocational centers.
“And it made an impact on me to see kids sniffing glue to forget the hunger, orphans, abandoned”
Interview with Shakira What comes to your mind when you think about the time your parents took you to the Suri Salcedo Park in Barranquilla? The day that I learned about the financial crisis. My father and mother had lost their business. I was about 7 or 8 and very frustrated, because I understood that my life wasn’t going to be the same again. So they took me to the park to show me a reality that was even harder than mine. And it made an impact on me to see kids sniffing glue to forget the hunger, orphans, abandoned. It was so bad that I became obsessed with the idea of doing something, one day, for those kids. That’s why, when I decided to create Pies Descalzos, the main cause was the unprotected youth. And when the years passed and the number of displaced children was growing, I called Maria Emma Mejía and decided to increase the support that was given to the children with what I earn from my own presentations. And she has done a perfect job that makes me love and admire her. To me it’s very important to know what is happening with every one of those children; because I know them, I know their names and their stories. They have become something essential in my life, something addictive
Partnership Between Hard Rock Cafe and Shakira Shakira and Hard Rock Caf茅 have joined forces to help the Fundaci贸n Pies Descalzos children. If you would like to support Fundaci贸n Pies Descalzos, you may purchase a Hard Rock Signature Series Shirt designed by Shakira at any Hard Rock Caf茅 location. Your donation will support the nutrition, education and psychosocial skills of many children displaced by violence in Colombia.
Pies Descalzos Foundation Calle 85 #18-32. Oficina 401