LAKE OCONEE DENTISTRY PATIENTS CELEBRATE “MUTTS” AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR ORHS
Lake Oconee Dentistry presented members of The Oconee Regional Humane Society with a donation to help them continue in their mission of improving the lives of animals in the community and finding loving and permanent homes for the cats and dogs in their care. Throughout the month of July, the dental practice offered free x-rays to anyone who scheduled an appointment and made a $10 or more donation to the ORHS. Lake Oconee Dentistry also matched every donation, dollar for dollar, up to the first $1,000 raised.
Celebrated on July 31st, National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by animal welfare activist Colleen Paige, to help highlight the many mixed breed dogs in need of homes. According to national statistics, approximately 80% of all dogs in shelters are mixed breed. Mixed breed dogs end up in shelters more frequently, and they tend to wait longer in shelters before getting adopted due to the higher demand for pure breeds. Despite this, there are many advantages to owning a mixed breed dog, as they tend to be healthier, better behaved, and live longer than pure breeds.
"The Oconee Regional Humane Society provides a great service in our community but that also requires a lot of volunteer power and financial assistance,” says Dr. David Bradley. “We wanted to do something special for National Mutt Day that would help support their mission."
ORHS is most grateful to the Bradley’s and Lake Oconee Dentistry for initiating this special outreach fundraiser and for the support they share with the community.
This summer, Del Webb invited us to participate in their annual Open House. This event showcases community businesses and groups that residents new to the area might want to become involved in, but not know that they are available. The response to ORHS is always welcoming and supportive. We are able supply people with information on our many programs and offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit their schedules and interests. ORHS is thankful to Del Webb for allowing us to share our love of animals with them each year.
This past Memorial Day weekend 9-year-old Celia O’Shea and her 7-year-old brother, Harrison, held their fifth, yes, FIFTH “LEMONADE FOR PAWS”
event at Paper Soiree. And it was a smashing s u c c e s s and raised $1,111.00 for ORHS.
This year they were joined by friends, Emerson and Sidney Thurmond and Rylie Kirk. To date, they have raised close to $3,500.00. Bravo to all of you! ORHS is so thankful and proud of you for taking the time and using your talent to help our furry friends.
Richard Mayson for taking over spay/neuter program
Da Corrado’s for hosting two SPAYghetti Dinners for ORHS
Main Street Vet for helping us with our heart worm positive dogs
PetSmart in Milledgeville and Athens and Pet Supplies Plus for their food and bed donations
Silver Moon and Brian Quinn for their help with Fantasy Golf
Bobby and Brenda Bray and Lake Oconee Beverage for donations to SPAYghetti Dinners
Greensboro First United Methodist Church Preschool on Carey Station Road. Their students collected $218. and donated it to ORHS with their community service project “Pennies for Puppies”!
Bebe Mills birthday fundraiser
Leigh Lofgren for Pet Photos with Santa
Maggie Lane for their fundraiser “Shop for a Cause”
All the 2018 Mayoral Candidates:
Park Place Animal Hospital for their continued support
Jordan Eagle for his birthday fundraiser
Joyce Daniel for the Christmas stocking fundraiser and treat jar fundraiser
Debbie Spann, Thomas Smith, Bob Smith, Mike and Angie for their time and efforts in renovating our cat rooms. It’s an ongoing project but is already simply beautiful...and the cats love it!
Jim Higdon for donating the dollhouse he built and Diane Boswell for being the great ticket sales person
Pikes Nursery for donating a beautiful Christmas tree
OCONEE Brewery who asked us to be a part of their first Oktoberfest
These generous donors for the SPAYgetti Dinner
Lynn Herbert for spear heading and executing The Main Event! A lot of time and hard work went into the success of this:)))). Kudos to Lynn
All of our wonderful ORHS Volunteers… We could never do what we do without all of you!