Who doesn’t LOVE Circa in Downtown Charlottesville??? 🤩❣️ Well now you have yet another reason to show them your love 😃😃😃😃😃 Through the month of January, Circa is donating a % of their sales to HOWS 🙌🙌🙌 So if you’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 😉🛍🐾
❤️Thanks in advance for supporting Circa and HOWS Project❤️
🔨Andrew Dracopoli has built numerous HOWS dog houses￼ for us. 🐾 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 further… He noticed a dog in his neighborhood who could use the large house that he built￼. 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. ￼🙏
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.
It’s obvious why Anthony is in a leadership club; he’s got initiative and a good sense about him. 👍 Hoping when he’s 18 we can get him to volunteer with us 😉🙌
📣📣📣 Just a Reminder That It’s Super Cold Outside ❄️ and Likely Terribly Uncomfortable as Well as *Illegal* for That Animal To Be Out There Right Now 🆘🐾
Current Virginia State Code regarding ADEQUATE SHELTER OF A COMPANION ANIMAL: “Adequate 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. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
It is literally more than 40 degrees *colder* OUTSIDE than inside most homes right now. Please bring them in!!!!
☀️The sun shined down on Team HOWS 01/09/2021 today as we helped 23 dogs and 2 bunnies! ￼
Callie, Betsy, Diva, and a dog whose name we hope to know soon* all received HOWS houses today.￼ 🏠🏠🏠🏠 * this girl’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 dog’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 ￼￼and Kerdi waterproof curtains on their HOWSes. 🐕 The bunnies received timothy hay. 🐇
We were happy to hear/see: 🐾 Betsy, Biscuit, and Buck look much better than last we saw them - now filled out with wounds healed 🙌🙌🙌 🐾 Hennessy is and will remain an *inside* dog through the winter 💚 🐾 Ivy is now permanently an *inside* dog 😀
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 today’s deliveries 🤗😘☮️💟🐕🐇 Teamwork makes the dream work - all for the animals who need it!
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
❤️🩺🐾 Thank you the person who paid $500 towards our veterinary bill at Old Dominion Animal Hospital — and wishes to remain anonymous... We don’t know who you are, but we are very grateful for your generosity! 🤗😘🌟🙌🐕❤️