In case you have been wondering what we have been up to, here is what we have accomplished during the first three months of operation (October 1-December 31, 2015):
We got our website and FaceBook page up and running, instituted PetPoint software and microchips for record keeping and to help track animals, got our Board of Directors in place, hosted a very successful fundraising reception, and in general got the business side of Paws, Prayers, & Promises in order. Please, LIKE our Facebook Page, Paws.Prayers.Promises , if you haven't already!
We helped 7 owners with vet bills for their pet; placed 11 feral cats in barn homes; facilitated 4 adoptions; transferred 8 animals to a few of our awesome rescue partners (including Blue Ridge Humane Society, Greenville Humane Society, and Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue); saved a very special dog, Baylon, who had been gunshot and needed an amputation and a foster home; and trapped and re-homed the “Ingles cat and kittens”; spayed or neutered over 100 Po’Kitties -- in total, helping over 140 animals!
In partnership with the fabulous, up-scale, destination shop P3 Consignments in Landrum, run by the beautiful and talented team of Yvonne Bebber and Kelly Vinesett, we collected pet food and served over 120 cats and dogs whose humans needed a little help feeding their pets. P3 Consignments also donated over $2,000 in cash to local animal charities, including Paws, Prayers, & Promise,s and continues to serve as a wonderful resource and gathering place for animal lovers in the community.
Please “Like” them on FaceBook and come for a visit!
We brought Po’Kitties from Foothills Humane Society to Paws, Prayers, & Promises, and have committed to continue to pull feral cats from FHS as needed.
We were delighted to welcome the Service Animal Project (SAP) into our organization. These dedicated volunteers find, foster, socialize, test, and deliver shelter dogs to K9s for Warriors (last year 55% of K9s for Warriors dogs came from SAP). They are a true asset to our community and to our disabled veterans nationwide. Please “Like” them on FaceBook!
We had two Therapy Dogs certified – Moses and Rosie – and they will be helping us with humane education in the schools and by bringing smiles to our local community members in nursing homes, hospice, and assisted living facilities. Moses will be listening to students read to him in the After School program.
Our resources have come to include not just food and vet care for community members in need, but also assistance, advice, and training for pet owners trying to keep their pets or who are having problems or issues with their pet, and serving as a referral source in the event that we cannot help a particular animal by referring their humans to someone else who can help.
In addition to information about Paws, Prayers, & Promises and the animals we are helping, our FaceBook page publishes Courtesy Postings for other organizations as well as for Lost and Found animals and other needs in the community.
We are working on our Godparent Program, for the pets of humans who are at the end of their lives or who wish to plan for such an eventuality, and on our Seniors for Senior program, matching senior pets with senior humans. We think they can understand each other’s needs in a very special and holistic way.
Basically, we have been helping the animals, and their people, in our community in any way we can.
So we want to say a big THANK YOU to all the kind folks who have believed in us, supported us, donated to us, prayed for us, and shared our FaceBook posts so we can get our mission jump-started – we couldn’t do it without you!
Many thanks, y’all!
BENEFIT for Paws, Prayers, & Promises - March 12th
Mark Your Calendars & Get Your Tickets!
We are very excited about our benefit coming up on March 12th at the Landrum Depot!
A HUGE thanks to Double Ought for playing music for us ( We cannot wait!) and a huge thanks to Gregg McAlister for the lovely flyer!!! We hope to see you there!
Get your tickets NOW!
Live Music 5:30-7:30 plus "Heavy" Hors' oeuvres
$25 each - $5 bracelets for 2 glasses of wine or beer
Get your tickets at P3 P3 Consignments in Landrum, SC or
Contact Dana Mayer (828)243-1852
Special Thanks to our Sponsors...
And our Donors...
Raffle Items offered thanks to...
Nature's Storehouse, Tryon, NC
Southern Delights, Landrum SC
Sissy Boutique, Landrum, SC
P3 Consignment Shop, Landrum, SC
Biltmore, Asheville, NC
LifePULSE PEMF Therapy for Horses, People & Pets
Thompson's Garden Gallery