01
Dec
10

Help needed for Colbert transport!

Hey guys! Just wanted to pass along a message I got at work from Dr. Andrews at Colbert Vet Rescue. Their transport is going out Thursday, December 9th and coming back Monday December 13th. I know we have finals and we’re all insanely busy, but I’m just sending this out because they have a few needs before/for the transport, such as:

“We need to find someone who has either a mini-van or larger SUV that would be able to drive with us to Connecticut for the event. There are 2 sets of pups and 3 special needs small dogs that will not be able to go into the big trailer, thus the need. Also, the truck will only seat 4 folks and we have a total of 7 going up. PLEASE – let anyone or everyone know – the gas, accommodations, food (no lobster please) will be paid for by the rescue, but it would get expensive for us to rent a van.”

Any more blankets/bedding/supplies would be greatly appreciated.

AND, if you have any supplies I can come pick them up from you or meet you somewhere on campus (preferably when I can bring my care so I’m not racing around to class with 34879 blankets/bones/whatever.

Thanks guys,

Vanesa

23
Nov
10

Last Meeting of the Semester

Hello, everyone!

We hope you’re all having a lovely Thanksgiving break!

The Cans for Critters supply drive was a great success! There were so many donations, and we’re happy to say that all of the generous proceeds will benefit a local animal shelter! (We’ll let you know which shelter will receive the supplies as soon as possible!) Thanks so much for all of your help!

We just have two quick announcements: first, there will be no more meetings until next semester; second, officer elections have been postponed until then.

Thanks so much, and have a great Turkey Day!

09
Nov
10

Cans for Critters!

Hello everyone!
Great news about the Humane Society Blackout- Forgotten Friends won ALL of the prizes that we wanted! We’re thrilled to say that we now have several amazing gift sets that we will use in a silent auction to raise lots of money for local animal shelters! Thanks for all of your hard work, job well done!
Though the Blackout may be over, Forgotten Friends has an exciting new effort- Cans for Critters!
Cans for Critters is an animal supply donation drive. We’ve put collection boxes all over campus and we’re asking for donations of pet supplies (see below for complete lists of box locations and acceptable donations). We will donate all supplies to local animal shelters to help them during the holiday season.
Acceptable Donation Items:

  • Canned dog or cat food
  • Dry dog or cat food
  • Dog treats (No Milkbone-type)
  • Cat treats
  • Catnip
  • Rawhides
  • Pig ears, cow hooves, “munchy” sticks
  • Small wool/fleece blankets
  • First-aid supplies (gauze, band-aids, coflex, etc.)
  • Frontline spray, Capstar pills
  • Earwash and eyewash
  • Milk replacer for puppies and kittens
Donation box locations:
  • Tate I (in the Center for Student Organizations office)
  • Tate II (near the Print and Copy)
  • Main Library
  • Science Library
  • Bioscience building
  • North Instructional Plaza
  • South Instructional Plaza
  • Memorial Hall
  • Poultry Science building
  • Ecology building
  • Animal Sciences building
  • Veterinary Medicine building
Please help us SPREAD THE WORD! Ask your professors if they would be willing to offer extra credit for donated supplies. Tell your friends, ask them to pick up even a single can of pet food while they are at the grocery store!
Donations will be accepted until November 18th.
Thanks for all of your help!
Best,
Abi
28
Oct
10

Athens Humane Society Blackout Contest!

THE CONTEST: The Athens Humane Society has arranged a contest called The Blackout. There are five prizes, and Forgotten Friends has put one member’s name below each prize. We want to win all five prizes so that we can use them as items in a silent auction, which we will organize as a fundraising event. The contest ends┬áSunday, Oct. 31 at 7 PM.

HOW TO WIN: The winner for each prize is the person who has collected the most points. One point is awarded for every person who comes in to play with the cats. Yes, you earn a point by simply cuddling with the cats! So bring as many friends as you can before Oct. 31 at 7 PM. It shouldn’t be too hard to convince people to go- cuddling with soft/purring cats is kind of a ridiculously awesome way to spend time. PS- you can also get points by donating money or by adopting cats, especially black cats!

NAMES: We have put the following names under the five prizes, so add your points to the name with the least number of points! Vanesa Barnett, James Connelly, Gail Gustavson, Abi Nishimura, Rebecca Todd, and Amy Wright.

WHERE: The Humane Society is in Pet Supplies Plus, a store in the Kroger shopping center.

Pet Supplies Plus
191 Alps Rd # 15
Athens, GA 30606

Mon-Fri: 1pm-7pm
Sat-Sun: 12pm-6pm

MORE INFO: Here is a link to the official rules as well as a description of the prizes!

http://www.athenshumanesociety.org/pae1.php?page_ID=1286987281

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your support!

 

 

 

18
Oct
10

Sustainability Day Information

Hello, all!

This Wednesday (10/20), Forgotten Friends is teaming up with UGA Go Green Alliance for the UGA Campus Sustainability Day! Stop by the Tate Center’s West Lawn from 11 – 3 to check out this exciting event! The Forgotten Friends table will feature sustainable dog toys, all-natural dog food, informational pamphlets and, most importantly, ADOPTABLE DOGS! We need your help with manning the table- please sign up on the google spreadsheet and let us know when you can help out!

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you this Wednesday!

 

15
Oct
10

Bake sale = epic win!

Hello all,

Thanks so much to everyone who helped out with the bake sale! Our table was filled with delicious treats and the money we made will help us help the animals!

While working the table, we had time for some really productive brainstorming sessions. We are very excited for this semester’s events, so keep checking in for updates!

Thanks again, and have a great weekend!
Abi

PR Coordinator
abinish@uga.edu

14
Oct
10

Bake Sale!

Hello, everyone!

Craving something for your sweet tooth? Forgotten Friends is here to help!

Look for our bake sake tomorrow from 10 AM – 2 PM outside of Warnell! We’ll have chocolate chip cookies, brownies, raspberry bars, lemon bars and fudge caramel popcorn balls… how can you say no after reading that list?!

We hope to see you there!




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