Vote November 10th for RAA!

As of today RAA has helped 125 cats and kittens in Rehoboth.

We would like to remind people that we do not receive any financial support from the town and rely on donations and fund raisers to survive.

We have applied for grant money but at present have not received any.

Nancy Recupero has been a primary support for applying for grants. RAA thanks her continued efforts. As of late, She has entered RAA in a contest  to win $1000. Voting starts Nov 10 2017 12:00AM. 

Please vote for Rehoboth Animal Advocates  entry in 2017 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest! 

Click here to see it: https://r.wyng.com/p/VmuCUoe

Voting: The voting period will be open starting Friday, November 10, 2017, at 12:00 AM ET and ending Monday, November 20, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET. The Contest webpage must be visited to vote for an entry. Voting is open only to legal residents of the United States of America and the District of Columbia who are lawful U.S. residents, and are 18 years of age (or age of majority in state of residence) or older at the start of the Contest. Voting is limited to once per person per 24 hours.

Information compiled by N. Recupero and E. Menz, edited by A.Zimon

 

 

Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser

WE WERE THRILLED WITH THE TURNOUT  FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY BREAKFAST ON OCTOBER 14 !  

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO CHEF CHICO CHARBONNEAU AND CHEF MATT GEISLER FOR DONATING THEIR TIME AND TALENTS, THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB, EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ALSO THANK THOSE THAT DONATED TO THE EVENT AND TO OUR RAFFLES:

  • MUNROE DAIRY -  EAST PROVIDENCE FOR  5 GALLONS OF ORANGE JUICE AND CREAMER

  • BISSELL - HOMECARE INC. FOR THE BISSELL UPRIGHT TOTAL FLOORS VACUUM

  • MUNROE FEED -  REHOBOTH FOR THE DOG AND CAT GIFT BASKETS

  • HEADQUARTERS FOR HAIR -  EAST PROVIDENCE  FOR THE GIFT CERTIFICATE

  • THE WINE CELLAR OF SEEKONK - SEEKONK  FOR THE BOTTLES OF WINE  

  • GEORGE PACHECO - PACHECO KENNELS  RAYNHAM  FOR GIFT BASKET, ELECTRONIC LITTER BOX, SHERPA CAT CARRIER, DREAM SCREEN

  • LOUISE MARZILLI - REHOBOTH  FOR  THE MAGIC BULLET, TOOL SET, OMELETTE MAKER, TOASTER OVEN, CRAYOLA MELT & MOLD FACTORY, MR. COFFEE TEA POT, AND THE DIRT DEVIL VACUUM

  • RONI HASS -REHOBOTH   FOR THE ADORABLE CAT PILLOWS

  • SANDI RUSCETTA - REHOBOTH  FOR THE BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE  TABLE RUNNERS

  • LORRAINE BOTTS - REHOBOTH  FOR THE P.J.’S AND MINI SPA BASKET

  • NANCY RECUPERO - REHOBOTH  FOR THE CAT BED, SCRATCHING POST AND TOYS

  • ESTHER MENZ - REHOBOTH   FOR THE CAT TOYS AND TREATS

  • ELEANOR MENZ - REHOBOTH  FOR THE DOG COOKIE CONTAINER AND COOKIES

Blog Entry composed by Eleanor Menz,  (edited by A.Zimon)

Raffle Prizes!

Raffle Prizes!

What a prize!

Rehoboth Animal Advocates are grateful to the Bissell company for donating a vacuum to us for fundraising. 

While it may be difficult to get excited about cleaning,  good products, like a Bissell vacuum can definitely make a chore easier.  Okay, I sound like an ad - but I have one and I confess I am a fan. My husband can confirm that I destroy appliances and my Bissell has survived me. 

Thank you Bissell for your consideration and generosity. 

 

BISSELL lost pet logo.jpg

July News

We just want to remind people that we will have tables at the following events.  These are excellent opportunities to speak to us about TNR or other animal related subjects. We are working to make this a stronger group so your input would be valuable to us. Details can be located on our new Events pages. 

  • August 12, 2017 - Our monthly meeting
  • September 9, 2017 - SAPS Craft and Vendor Fair
  • September 16, 2017 - Harvest Block Party

We are also looking into grant possibilities. We have started an application with Bissell vacuums which is why you see their logo on our new gallery page.  We would love some help with process if your are familiar with grant applications. 

Check out our Assist Us on the website. It organizes how to contribute to our group in many ways.  There is still so much to do with the website, but we are plugging away at it. 

We have a new Facebook page, RehobothAnimalAdvocatesMA. This page replaces RehobothAnimalAdvocates. We apologize for the confusion with this transition and value your patience with it all. 

And a final reminder, our new email is RehobothAnimalAdvocatesMA@gmail.com. 

 

Tabby mum waiting release after neutering.

Tabby mum waiting release after neutering.

July 10th, 2017

July 10th, 2017

 Welcome to our new website. Our goal every month is to give you updates as to what is going on with the group. We would like to give thanks to Bert Brown and Eleanor Menz for putting in a lot of hard work to get this new website off the ground.

 Our board of Directors has changed. We would like to welcome Karen Frenier as President and Eleanor Menz as Vice President. The new president and vice president look forward to hearing members’ input as how to make this group better. We also are grateful to have founding president Cheryl Dussourd’s continuing support.

 Our email has changed. It is now RehobothAnimalAdvocatesMA@gmail.com.

 In accordance to our mission statement we have neutered 40 cats since April of this year. We are pleased to say that some of these cats have found new homes with the help of the shelter.

 As with any animal orientated group, we are always in need for volunteers. A few hours goes a long way with us. Please also keep in mind we are looking for attitude, not aptitude, as we will train you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask at the email above. Here is a brief overview: 

  • Would you like to help with laundry specifically bedding? And no we don’t torture you with the pee stained stuff. We save that for the board members.

  • How do you feel about being a chauffeur? The cats may not warm up to you for this help, but we will. Driving involves bringing the cats to the vet and/or back.

  • Are you social? How about meeting colony caregivers? The colony caregivers are devoted people who attend to the cat colonies by providing food, water, and shelter.

  • Do you have hidden or overt fundraising skills? Do you think of creative fundraising ideas in the shower? Then our president would be interested in what you have to say.

  • Are you the research type? Are you familiar with grant applications? Are you not familiar but willing to give it a go, then please contact us.  

We want to thank all who visited us at the Rehoboth Senior Center Yard Sale and Monroe’s Customer Appreciation Day. Both events were successful fundraisers! Special thanks to Beth Kendrick for sponsoring the tables at the Yard Sale and those who donated items.

 Finally, we just want to give a heads up for some upcoming fundraisers. We will give more details in next month’s update but here is  the synopsis: Amazon Smile (no attendance required!), SAPS Craft Fair (9/9), Pancake Breakfast (10/14), and Pasta Dinner (1/2018). We hope to see you at either or all!                                        

Pasta Supper Thank You

Thank you to all that came to the pasta bar supper on January 28th in support of the Rehoboth Animal Advocates. It was a wonderful community event, good food and good people.

Thank you to our Chef Chico Charbonneau and his son-in-law Chef Matt for cooking up such delectable dishes.

We are grateful for our wonderful donors! Many people and businesses have donated to our cause, as a 501(c)3 organization, any donation can be possibly used as a deduction for tax purposes.

We would like to thank the following for their generosity:

Scialo’s Bakery, Briarwood Plaza, Seekonk, MA

Split Ends Salon, Swansea Mall, Swansea, MA

Chartley Country Store, Rt. 118, Rehoboth, MA

Sun Chronicle and Laura Calverley

Pet Valu, Highland Ave (Rt. 6) East Providence, Rhode Island

Girl Scouts of America, Rehoboth, MA

Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School, Taunton, MA