CARES invites you to join the club

September 21, 2012 

It’s Saturday, Sept. 22. Do you know what’s happening today? It’s the famous Woofstock, sponsored by my great friends at FURever Friends rescue group. It’s from noon until 6 p.m. and located at the Jones County Fairgrounds just outside of Gray.

I look forward to this event every year. It’s so cool to see dogs and people dressed up with tie-dyed T-shirts, headbands and peace signs everywhere. There will be great music, adoptable animals, wonderful vendors and yummy things to eat. Come join us!

Now about the exciting new project my nonprofit group Central Georgia CARES is doing. CARES has been a trailblazer from the very beginning, and this project is no different. This is going to be a game changer for the animals who are in shelters, foster homes and rescue groups.

CARES has affiliated with a phenomenal group I will tell you about more in weeks to come. The founder is absolutely amazing and has designed a model that’s ingenious. I’ll introduce you to him soon.

His concept uses the strength of community to help orphaned animals leave the shelter life in which they’ve been institutionalized and go to people who will adopt them as treasured family members. Everyone works together to help find homes for these babies.

There are routine objections we hear when we talk to people about either volunteering at a shelter or adopting a shelter pet. We hear folks say, “I have too many animals already,” “I can’t afford to have a pet,” or “I can’t volunteer at a shelter because I would want to take every one of them home.” Sound familiar?

Well, CARES Homeless Pet Club answers every one of those objections. It’s the way every single person, group, business, school or organization can participate without having to add a pet to your home, although you could if you wanted. It doesn’t cost a penny and simply uses the power of the Internet, social media and e-mail to find homes for animals. Nothing could be easier or more efficient!

There is actually no reason any business or school couldn’t take an active role in helping to find homes for these orphaned babies. And we can all celebrate with every adoption!

I learned a long time ago how powerful the Internet and social media can be in helping unite people to help homeless or even lost animals. In fact, I have three Facebook pages and a Twitter account so I can stay in touch with all my friends and help the animals that need me.

You can do the very same thing, too! We will sign up your business, school, church or group to get started. Send me an e-mail and we’ll be ready to roll!

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