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2 days ago

The HOWS Project

๐Ÿ• Local Helping Local ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿพ

Who doesnโ€™t LOVE Circa in Downtown Charlottesville??? ๐Ÿคฉโฃ๏ธ
Well now you have yet another reason to show them your love ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Through the month of January, Circa is donating a % of their sales to HOWS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
So if youโ€™re itching to find something unique for you, your space, or for gifting, CHECK THEM OUT! You will likely find more than you went for ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ›๐Ÿพ

โค๏ธThanks in advance for supporting Circa and HOWS Projectโค๏ธ

#howsproject #circa #teamwork
#helpingoutsidedogs
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๐Ÿ• Local Helping Local ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿพ  Who doesnโ€™t LOVE Circa in Downtown Charlottesville??? ๐Ÿคฉโฃ๏ธ
Well now you have yet another reason to show them your love ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Through the month of January, Circa is donating a % of their sales to HOWS ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
So if youโ€™re itching to find something unique for you, your space, or for gifting, CHECK THEM OUT! You will likely find more than you went for ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ›๐Ÿพ  โค๏ธThanks in advance for supporting Circa and HOWS Projectโค๏ธ  #howsproject #circa #teamwork
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3 days ago

The HOWS Project

The Story of Sadie and Anthony ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’Ÿ

๐Ÿ”จAndrew Dracopoli has built numerous HOWS dog houses๏ฟผ for us. ๐Ÿพ And, through a local leadership club, Anthony has joined Andrew in constructing (and decorating) the one that went to Sadie.

But Anthony, bless his heart, took it a step furtherโ€ฆ He noticed a dog in his neighborhood who could use the large house that he built๏ฟผ. With the help of Myrtle, who heads the leadership group, he visited the residence where this dog lived and Anthony pitched the idea of HOWS bringing their dog, Sadie, a (i.e. his) large house. ๏ฟผ๐Ÿ™

Today Nancy Burr and Stacey Norris made that delivery happen.
Anthony paid a visit to officially meet Sadie through the fence and see her receive his house.

Itโ€™s obvious why Anthony is in a leadership club; heโ€™s got initiative and a good sense about him. ๐Ÿ‘
Hoping when heโ€™s 18 we can get him to volunteer with us ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ

#howsproject #helpingoutsidedogs #shelter #teamwork #youthcare #itsSoCold
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The Story of Sadie and Anthony ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’Ÿ  ๐Ÿ”จAndrew Dracopoli has built numerous HOWS dog houses๏ฟผ for us. ๐Ÿพ And, through a local leadership club, Anthony has joined  Andrew in constructing (and decorating) the one that went to Sadie.  But Anthony, bless his heart, took it a step furtherโ€ฆ He noticed a dog in his neighborhood who could use the large house that he built๏ฟผ. With the help of Myrtle, who heads the leadership group, he visited the residence where this dog lived and Anthony pitched the idea of HOWS bringing their dog, Sadie, a (i.e. his) large house. ๏ฟผ๐Ÿ™  Today Nancy Burr and Stacey Norris made that delivery happen. 
Anthony paid a visit to officially meet Sadie through the fence and see her receive his house.  Itโ€™s obvious why Anthony is in a leadership club; heโ€™s got initiative and a good sense about him. ๐Ÿ‘
Hoping when heโ€™s 18 we can get him to volunteer with us ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ  #howsproject #helpingoutsidedogs #shelter #teamwork #youthcare #itsSoColdImage attachmentImage attachment

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The Angel Team!

Great young man

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Way to go Anthony!

I love this! โค๏ธ

Yay!! Nice work Anthony!

What an awesome young man!!

Well done!

I love him!

a local hero.

What an amazing guy! Sadie looks so happy to have such a beautifully decorated, cozy new house! Thanks Anthony and Andrew! (Is it too early to start the Andrew for POTUS campaign?)

What an inspiration!

Anthony, you are a rock star!!

Thank you for your wonderful gift. Truly amazing young man.

Someone is doing a good job raising Anthony!! What a thoughtful young man.

Thank you to Myrtle and Andrew for being such good role models to Anthony. We need more folks like you!

Way to go, Anthony. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

♥๏ธ

Wow, way to go Anthony and HOWS!

What a beautiful soul Anthony... you inspire hope in all of our futures. Thank you!!

Thank you, Anthony!!

How wonderful

This is so great โค

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4 days ago

The HOWS Project

A little under SIX HOURS left of our first $5 Fridays of the new year!

Do you have $5 to spare? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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5 days ago

The HOWS Project

We are back! Our first $5 Friday of the year starts at midnight! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

The HOWS Project

๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ Just a Reminder That Itโ€™s Super Cold Outside โ„๏ธ and Likely Terribly Uncomfortable as Well as *Illegal* for That Animal To Be Out There Right Now ๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿพ

Current Virginia State Code regarding ADEQUATE SHELTER OF A COMPANION ANIMAL:
โ€œAdequate shelter" means provision of and access to shelter that is suitable for the species, age, condition, size, and type of each animal; provides adequate space for each animal; is safe and protects each animal from injury, rain, sleet, snow, hail, direct sunlight, the adverse effects of heat or cold, physical suffering, and impairment of health; is properly lighted; is properly cleaned; enables each animal to be clean and dry, except when detrimental to the species; during hot weather, is properly shaded and does not readily conduct heat; during cold weather, has a windbreak at its entrance and provides a quantity of bedding material consisting of hay, cedar shavings, or the equivalent that is sufficient to protect the animal from cold and promote the retention of body heat; and, for dogs and cats, provides a solid surface, resting platform, pad, floormat, or similar device that is large enough for the animal to lie on in a normal manner and can be maintained in a sanitary manner. Under this chapter, shelters whose wire, grid, or slat floors (i) permit the animals' feet to pass through the openings, (ii) sag under the animals' weight, or (iii) otherwise do not protect the animals' feet or toes from injury are not adequate shelter. The outdoor tethering of an animal shall not constitute the provision of adequate shelter (a) unless the animal is safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environment; (b) during the effective period for a hurricane warning or tropical storm warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service; or (c)(1) during a heat advisory issued by a local or state authority, (2) when the actual or effective outdoor temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, or (3) during the effective period for a severe weather warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service, including a winter storm, tornado, or severe thunderstorm warning, unless an animal control officer, having inspected an animal's individual circumstances in clause (c)(1), (2), or (3), has determined the animal to be safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environment.
๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

It is literally more than 40 degrees *colder* OUTSIDE than inside most homes right now.
Please bring them in!!!!

#howsproject #itsSoCold #care
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๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ Just a Reminder That Itโ€™s Super Cold Outside โ„๏ธ and Likely Terribly Uncomfortable as Well as *Illegal* for That Animal To Be Out There Right Now ๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿพ  Current Virginia State Code regarding ADEQUATE SHELTER OF A COMPANION ANIMAL: 
โ€œAdequate shelter means provision of and access to shelter that is suitable for the species, age, condition, size, and type of each animal; provides adequate space for each animal; is safe and protects each animal from injury, rain, sleet, snow, hail, direct sunlight, the adverse effects of heat or cold, physical suffering, and impairment of health; is properly lighted; is properly cleaned; enables each animal to be clean and dry, except when detrimental to the species; during hot weather, is properly shaded and does not readily conduct heat; during cold weather, has a windbreak at its entrance and provides a quantity of bedding material consisting of hay, cedar shavings, or the equivalent that is sufficient to protect the animal from cold and promote the retention of body heat; and, for dogs and cats, provides a solid surface, resting platform, pad, floormat, or similar device that is large enough for the animal to lie on in a normal manner and can be maintained in a sanitary manner. Under this chapter, shelters whose wire, grid, or slat floors (i) permit the animals feet to pass through the openings, (ii) sag under the animals weight, or (iii) otherwise do not protect the animals feet or toes from injury are not adequate shelter. The outdoor tethering of an animal shall not constitute the provision of adequate shelter (a) unless the animal is safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environment; (b) during the effective period for a hurricane warning or tropical storm warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service; or (c)(1) during a heat advisory issued by a local or state authority, (2) when the actual or effective outdoor temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, or (3) during the effective period for a severe weather warning issued for the area by the National Weather Service, including a winter storm, tornado, or severe thunderstorm warning, unless an animal control officer, having inspected an animals individual circumstances in clause (c)(1), (2), or (3), has determined the animal to be safe from predators and well suited and well equipped to tolerate its environment.
๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ  It is literally more than 40 degrees *colder* OUTSIDE than inside most homes right now. 
Please bring them in!!!!  #howsproject #itsSoCold #care

1 week ago

The HOWS Project

Miller School comes through with 4 Large HOWSes ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Thank you, Ryan Henry and your team! ๐Ÿ‘

#howsproject #millerschool
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Excellent. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

Awesome!

Awesome. They look great!

Thank you, Ryan.

Thank you Ryan & team!

Fantastic!

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1 week ago

The HOWS Project

โ˜€๏ธThe sun shined down on Team HOWS 01/09/2021 today as we helped 23 dogs and 2 bunnies! ๏ฟผ

Callie, Betsy, Diva, and a dog whose name we hope to know soon* all received HOWS houses today.๏ฟผ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ 
* this girlโ€™s person was not home, but her relations live next-door and helped us set up the gifts we had for her and Diva; these folks did not know the second dogโ€™s name

These four pups, plus DJ, Odie, Blue Girl, Biscuit, Buck, George, Zip, Danger, Maxie, Lucy, Pop, Brownie, Kilo, Sissy, Cody, Tink, Patches, Bella, and Hennessey all received straw bedding, dog food, and other accessories as needed such as walking leashes ๏ฟผ๏ฟผand Kerdi waterproof curtains on their HOWSes. ๐Ÿ•
The bunnies received timothy hay. ๐Ÿ‡

We were happy to hear/see:
๐Ÿพ Betsy, Biscuit, and Buck look much better than last we saw them - now filled out with wounds healed ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
๐Ÿพ Hennessy is and will remain an *inside* dog through the winter ๐Ÿ’š
๐Ÿพ Ivy is now permanently an *inside* dog ๐Ÿ˜€

We are thankful for the time and efforts of Karen Grubbs, Darlene Hinton, Gabriele Ford, and Stacey Norris - Team 01/09/2021! And equally grateful for the help of Nancy Burr and Bradley Suter, who prepped the houses and the truck for todayโ€™s deliveries ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡ Teamwork makes the dream work - all for the animals who need it!

#howsproject #helpingoutsidedogs #shelter
#itsSoCold
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Thank you for all you do to help these guys. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ

Great job ALL!

That deserves a donation - doing it right now!

The Angel Team!

You are all great!!!

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2 weeks ago

The HOWS Project

Loaded up and ready to roll โ€” Team HOWS 01/09/2021 has a potential 7๏ธโƒฃ stops tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
๐Ÿ“ฃTune in tomorrow evening to hear all about it! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•

#howsproject #helpingoutsidedogs
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Loaded up and ready to roll โ€” Team HOWS 01/09/2021 has a potential 7๏ธโƒฃ stops tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ 
๐Ÿ“ฃTune in tomorrow evening to hear all about it! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•  #howsproject #helpingoutsidedogs

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Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

You are a blessing to so many you have helped. Thank you

I have a person a cross from me that needs a 2 dogs house's. They have one but not much shelter to keep warm. And the other dog is out in the cold. I have called animal control and they responded to the call. But they need a dog house what can I do to help them out with that

2 weeks ago

The HOWS Project

โค๏ธ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿพ Thank you the person who paid $500 towards our veterinary bill at Old Dominion Animal Hospital โ€” and wishes to remain anonymous...
We donโ€™t know who you are, but we are very grateful for your generosity! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

#howsproject #thankyou #fortheanimals
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โค๏ธ๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿพ Thank you the person who paid $500 towards our veterinary bill at Old Dominion Animal Hospital โ€” and wishes to remain anonymous... 
We donโ€™t know who you are, but we are very grateful for your generosity! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ  #howsproject #thankyou #fortheanimals

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Wow!! That is awesome!!

A true hero!!!♥๏ธ

2 weeks ago

The HOWS Project

4๏ธโƒฃ more HOWS dog houses are built and ready for delivery thanks to Ralph Morini, who has been so generous year after year to help as needed to ensure we have quality inventory at the ready ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿพ

Thank you, Ralph! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

#howsproject #Fortheanimals #itsSoCold
#shelter #love #community
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Thank you, again, for all your efforts!

What I do is the easy part. Here's to the HOWS team that uses houses as a vehicle to build relationships that bring a better life to animals in need.

Thank you, thank you! Jaleen

So wonderful! Many thanks!

You're doing good work, Ralph.

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