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A little over a week until the Second Annual Zombie Crawl!

Costumes (optional), drinks and yummy food at Mangiones, Maya, Tavern & Grocery and South Street Brewery......what more can you ask for??

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Don't forget to grab your tickets!

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A little over a week until the Second Annual Zombie Crawl!

Costumes (optional), drinks and yummy food at Mangiones, Maya, Tavern & Grocery and South Street Brewery......what more can you ask for?? 

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Dont forget to grab your tickets!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zombie-pub-crawl-tickets-72944742689?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR10Mt2SolMYjfh0zq-F-pKN0jBOOWekRmr3vUOavCKaVRiU3OCtVdUu3po

4 days ago

Bonnie Kliamovich

UVA Men's Leadership Project Partners with Houses of Wood & Straw to Build Dog Houses for Winter
On Sunday, the Men's Leadership Project (MLP) partnered with Houses of Wood & Straw to build dog houses to keep pets warm this winter.
Sunday, October 13th 2019, 5:47 PM EDT
Edited by Hailey Wilt | Reported by Daniel Grimes
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (NBC29 WVIR TV) - On Sunday, the Men's Leadership Project (MLP) partnered with Houses of Wood & Straw to build dog houses to keep pets warm this winter.
MLP is a community based mentoring program, connecting UVA undergrads with seventh graders from several Albemarle County schools.
β€œA good way to get off the UVA grounds, get out and do something that is involving people from around Charlottesville, involving 7th graders, giving them a chance to see what is possible with community service and hopefully from that - it inspires them to do something else,” said MLP Mentor Garrett Lukens.
The dog houses will be delivered along with straw bedding and other essentials to help keep dogs safe and healthy. www.nbc29.com/story/41175381/uva-mens-leadership-project-partners-with-houses-of-wood-and-straw-t...
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1 week ago

The HOWS Project

πŸ“’Oh! GUESS WHAT WE DID TODAY!?!?!?! πŸ€”
Why... HOWS bought a big phat PICKUP TRUCK!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ
OMG β€” it’s awesome!
But not as awesome as all the HOWS supporters who donated to make this achievable. ❀️
And not as awesome as Hal, Kim, and the other amazing folks at Colonial Auto Center in Charlottesville who worked with us and made our dreams come true!!! πŸ•πŸ’ŸπŸ˜Š

We are going to be able to haul SOOOOO much stuff β€” including up to 6 passengers (comfortably) β€” in this mammoth mobile! This paired with our HOWS van β€” let’s just say we’re going to be looking pretty darn good as we maximize our dog-helping efforts!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Now... to get this baby wrapped! Stay tuned for post-wrapped photos in the next week or so!

#macdaddytruck
#haulinghows #sweetride
#wedidit
#colonialautocenter #thankyou
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πŸ“’Oh! GUESS WHAT WE DID TODAY!?!?!?! πŸ€”
Why... HOWS bought a big phat PICKUP TRUCK!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ
OMG β€” it’s awesome! 
But not as awesome as all the HOWS supporters who donated to make this achievable. ❀️
And not as awesome as Hal, Kim, and the other amazing folks at Colonial Auto Center in Charlottesville who worked with us and made our dreams come true!!! πŸ•πŸ’ŸπŸ˜Š

We are going to be able to haul SOOOOO much stuff β€” including up to 6 passengers (comfortably) β€” in this mammoth mobile! This paired with our HOWS van β€” let’s just say we’re going to be looking pretty darn good as we maximize our dog-helping efforts!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Now... to get this baby wrapped! Stay tuned for post-wrapped photos in the next week or so! 

#macdaddytruck
#haulinghows #sweetride
#wedidit
#colonialautocenter #thankyouImage attachmentImage attachment

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Awesome!!

Congrats!

Awesome. Congratulations.

Amazing!!! She's a beast!!!!

Wahoo!!!

So happy our team could help! Go HOWS!!

Wonderful!

Now that is a good looking truck!! Can't wait to see it once it's all decorated 😍😍

Very cool

Yeah!!

To say I’m excited is an understatement! 😍

Congratulations

Yeah soooo happy

Wow! This is awesome! This will make the volunteer work so much easier! Thanks to everyone who made this happen!

AWESOME, you all deserve a B. A.πŸ˜† TRUCK! 😍

A kick ass truck for a kick ass group! You guys deserve this! And so do the many lives you are impacting! Congratulations

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1 week ago

The HOWS Project

Queen was surrendered off the chain to HOWS last year, along with her 5 newborn puppies. All found amazing homes once the babes were weaned. This is one of them ❀️
Thank you Erica, for falling in love with Queen and giving her a life worth living 🐾😊

#saved #family #howsprojectHere is my update on Queen πŸ‘‘! She’s the perfect addition to our family ! Thank you for all you do ❀️
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Queen was surrendered off the chain to HOWS last year, along with her 5 newborn puppies.  All found amazing homes once the babes were weaned. This is one of them ❀️
Thank you Erica, for falling in love with Queen and giving her a life worth living 🐾😊

#saved #family #howsproject

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Queen looks so good!

She is such a sweet girlβ€πŸ’•β€ I'm so glad she now knows what love is!!!

Nice to hear happy stories!

Oh, Queen was so special from the minute we met her on the chain. So, so glad she has found such a wonderful family! Thank you!!!!

The HOWS Project. The Angel Team!

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1 week ago

Erica Richards

Here is my update on Queen πŸ‘‘! She’s the perfect addition to our family ! Thank you for all you do ❀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Here is my update on Queen πŸ‘‘! She’s the perfect addition to our family ! Thank you for all you do ❀️

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What an adorable photo! Thank you so much for sharing ❀️❀️❀️

2 weeks ago

The HOWS Project

Team HOWS 10/5/2019

Some days are harder than others. Today was an emotionally difficult day for our team.

Today we returned to a property to relocate the kennel for Pinky & Pikachu because of a recent whip worm diagnosis. Folks...it is so important to keep your dogs on monthly heart worm prevention to avoid these types of infestations. Whip worms are dangerous and nothing to mess with! The dogs received their first round of treatment last week and, in order to avoid becoming reinfected, had to be moved to β€œclean” ground. The infected ground will be off limits to animals forevermore.

While there, we discovered a β€œTiny” dog tied to a fence with a 6’ leash without water or shade. We rectified that situation along with serious flea infestation on several of the dogs. Upon our arrival, we observed several dogs with no water which we talked to the client about yet again. This is basic dog care 101 and is required by law, along with adequate shade and shelter, to provide for your outside dogs. We will continue to monitor this situation and work with the dog’s owners to take an active role in their dog’s care. HOWS can only do so much in a partnership. It’s up to the dog owners to take responsibility day to day.

All dogs were treated for fleas and all buckets cleaned and filled. Marley’s kennel was rid of feces and reinforced to prevent sagging from weight of the overhead tarp.

To our outstanding volunteers and team leaders: Jaleen Tocco, Theresa Tocco, Darlene Hinton, Mark Mehlin, Marie Rottiers Bruggeman & Madeline Bruggeman THE DOGS THANK YOU. You are their voice. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
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You guys are awesome... and some people don’t deserve dogs 😒

Does ACO know?

These scenes make me cry every week

You are stronger than I could ever be, I’d lose it on this “owner”

Thank you for all you do....I agree with Karen & Sharon πŸ˜₯

Always sorry to read these kinds of conditions the dogs must endure; thanks for helping.

The Angel Team. You all are amazing.

Those owners truly don’t care for those dogs- physically or emotionally. Thank you for EVERYTHING you did today! πŸ™πŸΌ This makes me so sad.

Curious ~ why do these people have these dogs? Are they used for hunting, or do they consider them pets? Its hard to wrap my head around having dogs and not giving them the bare basics like food and water, but I know ~ I know. πŸ™

Love love love You all!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•

How does ACO not take them? Heartbreaking

Huge thank you

Are they willing to surrender any of them?

Angels on Earth.

Thanks so much, it’s sad that these owners can’t even give these poor animals water! Can these dogs be taken away from the owners?😒🐢🐢

So glad you guys were there! Hopefully these sweet animals will see some big improvement soon or be surrendered.

Missing dogs. Just saying

Thanks for fighting the never ending battle of terrible humans and the things they inflict on animals.

Thank you, guys. What a tough day.

They obviously dnt deserve there dogs. On a life rope no clean water and whip worm. And starved looking. More than enough reason to take action. No excuse for this!!!!! If u cant take care of ur family aka animals then u dnt deserve them!!!! They deserve a much better life then u are willing or could ever offer!!!!!

I don’t know how you guys work so close to inhumane people. I’d like to help you but I don’t have it in me to deal with the deplorable.

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3 weeks ago

The HOWS Project

What a fun day we had at Dog Fest today! There were so many cute doggies there that our hearts were exploding! 😍🐾

Thank you to Animal Connection for throwing the best festival and inviting us to participate each year!

A huge thank you to all our local stores for donating items for our HOWS goodie bags:
Animal Connection
Crate and Marrow
Pet Supplies Plus
Fluffy’s
Whole Foods
Natural Pet Essentials
Red Star Merchandise

Of course we can’t forget the best volunteers that came out in the 90 degree heat and made this day possible; Janine, Darlene with Stanley, Andrea, Karen, Jaleen and Theresa.

Stay tuned for our next adventure and come visit us!
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Thank you for coming to Dog Fest Charlottesville from Animal Connection - All Natural Store for Healthy Pets! We look forward to having The HOWS Project as our non-profit benefit and guests for our holiday preview party and pet photos on Saturday November 23rd! And having Stacey Norris and Mark Mehlin as our special guests on What's Barking Local Facebook live show on Wednesday October 30th!

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