Pre-Meeting• TURN IN ALL SOLD AND UNSOLD RAFFLE TICKETS.

Meeting Agenda    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

  1. Welcome All!
  2. Financial Report Karen Arnold
    1. Updates
      1. Dental clinic
      2. Pet Education 2018/2019 school year comes to a close with our 5th yr at Jesse Mae.
      3. Stella’s Touch program continues to grow. Calabash Sr Center drew new members and a couple of PEP volunteers.
      4. SSB markets. 1 more market this Thursday. We have chosen not to set up for summer markets.  Not enough volunteers each week.!
      5. Yard Sale.    Drum roll please!!!
  • Upcoming Events:
  1. Sunday, June 2: BandFest SB 2019 • Sunset Beach Town Park.
    1. A few Volunteers needed.
    2. Sat, June 1, Volunteer orientation at the park.
    3. Sponsorships are now closed. Tshirts $20 while they last.
    4. Food Trucks: Papa John’s,  Island Seafood, Dawg House Grill, Butcher of Brunswick, Wicked Good Pretzels,  Pelican’s Snoball, Beer Garden by Red Hare Brewery.
    5. Bands: Sea & Sand Band, Mason Lovette Band, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot.
    6. BF funds will support Stella’s Touch plus provide support for rescue groups, spay/neuter programs & Pet Education.
  2. BCAPS fundraiser, Pins for Paws on Saturday, June 15 230pm at Planet Fun in Shallotte.  Contact BCAPS for information: Belinda Musgrove    910-754-8204
  1. Can we do better? Ideas to improve animal welfare.
    1. Pet Food Pantry • Now forming a committee to begin working on pet food pantry for next year
    2. Can Brunswick County be “No Kill”?
      1. FACT: Per ASPCA:   670,000 dogs & 860,000 cats are euthanized in animal shelters in our country in 2017 That is a total of 1.5 million dogs and cats every year, an average of 4,143 dogs and cats every day.  It costs taxpayers nearly $375 MILLION to euthanize these animals . . . that’s money that could be spent much more effectively elsewhere.

Statistics reported to NC from Brunswick County:

Dogs                     2039                         Cats                         2283

Adopted                820                          adopted                    616

Ret to owner         491                           ret to owner                 44

Euthanized            595                           euthanized                 476

Unaccounted for    728                unaccounted for       1,128

2018 county budget:  $1,164.267.22

** Cost per animal      $263.29** pending info 1,856 dogs and cats unaccounted for

  1. PA Newsletter articles needed. Contact Ellen Lehrer, our newsletter editor.
  2. Volunteers needed for OysterFest and OktoberFest. See  Dates / Contacts below.
  • How you can help without costing you anything!
    1. Papa John’s Pizza. USE PAWS30 FOR ONLINE ORDERS
    2. Memorial Gifts: Donations in memory of or in honor of a pet or a person
    3. RETIRED? Use Matching Funds & Donations for volunteer hours
    4. Online shopping. Remember Paws-Ability
      1. com; Amazon.Smile; Network for Good; Walmart etc
      2. Mason Dixon: LOCAL, a PA business member! Offers 5% of your purchase to non profit of your choice
  1. Mark your calendars and save the dates.
    1. Sunset @ Sunset – Sunset Beach, Saturday, October 5
    2. OysterFest – October 19th & 20th • OIB
    3. Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 26th • Calabash
    4. Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 7 • SB Park
    5. Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 14 • OIB
    6. Shallotte Holiday Market – Mulberry Park, November 16
    7. Winterfest – Southport Franklin Square Park, Saturday, December 14
  • NEW Businesses OPEN:
    1. Dog Daze Pet Supplies is open!
    2. Delilah’s Brew & Chew. Opening soon.
    3. SweetCakes Bakery. 7026 Beach Drive SW, OIB.  Donated King Cake for Mardi Gras party this year.
    4. Spiritquest celebrated 20th anniversary.

XIII.  Questions / Concerns / Suggestions / Ideas

XIV. Get involved!  Volunteers welcome.  Contact information below:

Event                                             Chairperson                        E-Mail

Newsletter                                                Ellen Lehrer                      newsletter@paws-ability.org

Hope Harbor                                 NEED COORDINATOR

Stella’s Touch                               Janie Withers                    info@Paws-Ability.org

Event Volunteering                                   Anita August                              info@paws-ability.org

Pet Education Program                 Anne Overcash                 aovercash@pecs.com

Derrillyn Harbeston                dmshus@gmail.com

Feral cats & TNR                          Jim Baumgarten             bummer3341@yahoo.com

Karen Arnold                 arnoldkj6997@gmail.com

Fostering for RACE                       Cheri McLain                                cbm51@atmc.net

Fostering for AAA                                               Jill Jones            jjones2@atmc.net