A Non-Profit 501 (C) (3) Association
AANT has many plans for the upcoming months. While dates have yet to be finalized, some of our ideas include building dog beds for use in local shelters, organizing a major fundraising event and coordinating a spay and neuter clinic. Details of these events will be posted soon.
AANT's work will be featured in the July 2011 issue of the national publication 'Dog World'. Every month the magazine highlights a group making a difference in the community. AANT was honored to be featured in such a significant publication and we look forward to reading the article within the next couple of weeks.
May 21, 28, 29 2011 in Keller
AANT members assisted the Humane Society with three 'last-minute' adoption events held in Keller. A total of 31 dogs found homes as a result of these events, a huge achievement considering that Memorial Day weekend is often a busy time for families. The event highlighted the importance of groups working closely together to help homeless animals. The Humane Society will be opening a new branch at 393 Keller Parkway within the next few weeks. AANT members will be volunteering their time to decorate the reception area and make it as friendly and inviting to visitors as possible.
The dog pictured is Dixon, who is still patiently waiting to find a loving forever home. For more information on this sweet baby and to view others hoping to meet their new best friend, please check out our Adoptable Animals section by clicking on the link above.
April 30, May 1, 2011
AANT members helped promote adoption events organized by the Keller shelter and the Humane Society which took part in conjunction with the city's KellerFest. They distributed fliers, displayed posters and advertised the event through their online network. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate on the day of the Humane Society's event and it had to be postponed. Nevertheless many useful contacts were established on Saturday and the public was reminded of the fact that there is a shelter in Keller with some wonderful animals waiting to be adopted.
March 5, 2011
After an AANT member arranged to foster Kiki, a dog on the Lewisville shelter's euthanasia list, she learned that adoptions there were low and that staff were concerned many animals would need to be euthanized. The group offered to photograph the animals and post them online, giving them the opportunity to be seen in their best light by potential adopters. As a result several animals were given a second chance in life, including Princess, a tiny terrier mix who was so terrified when she was dumped at the shelter that staff were not sure if she would be adoptable. After a few days she realized that she was in a safe place and began rubbing up against the staff member who was feeding her. Princess was saved by a rescue group who heard her story and were determined to give her a second chance.
Realizing that a number of animals had been at the Keller shelter for several weeks and in some cases several months, AANT members determined to change the future for the residents who had been there the longest. 7 adult cats were taken out by AANT members and fostered under the rescue group, Kool Kats. All but one found a permanent home within a few weeks. Leyla, cat number 7, is still enjoying life in her foster home but hopes to find a permanent place soon. Another of the magnificent seven, George, was born at the shelter and spent 8 months there, waiting patiently for someone to fall in love with him. He was taken into a foster home and loved having an opportunity to play, run around and stretch his legs. He quickly adapted to his new life and proved to be an extremely loving, friendly cat. Three weeks later he found his forever home and is now best pals with a large orange tabby.
Suzy, a middle-aged dalmatian mix, also has a happy story to tell. She arrived at the shelter in bad shape, simply tethered to the door with no note from her owners and no explanation as to why she was there. Her paws were sore, her ears were infected and she appeared to be suffering from neglect. AANT members arranged for a rescue group to take her into their program, they took care of her medical issues and helped find her a permanent loving home.
In an effort to help promote animals at the Humane Society of North Texas,
AANT members photographed many of the dogs there and cross-posted them on their website.
Within a week almost all the dogs posted found homes. The Humane Society's adoption coordinator
believed the photographs made a huge difference.
November 6, 2010
On Saturday, November 6, the Colleyville Library Foundation hosted its 2nd annual Race to Read.
The Foundation once again offered $500 to the charity with the most runners registered.
Last year AANT was the joint winner of this challenge. We are happy to report that we were once again successful in this challenge and raised $500 to help animals in need. Many thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal.
AANT had a booth at the Wild West Fest on Saturday, September 25 Unfortunately the event was rained out and we were not able to show some of the wonderful animals who are currently available for adoption.
However, the cloudy day still had its silver lining as we managed to find homes for 2 tiny kittens who had been found in a nearby building site.
The Animal Advocates of North Texas is designated an unincorporated nonprofit association created under the laws of the State of Texas, in accordance with Chapter 252 of the Texas Business Organizations Code. EIN# 26-3789328
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