It's all about saving lives

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Thanks to the generosity and overwhelming support of all of the people and businesses that donated money, products, services, time and/or love to our Village Deli and Friends annual charity golf tournament and auction, we were able to raise over $22,000 this year.

That is an awesome increase of $5,000 over last year’s tournament.

Thank you! That will surely spay and neuter a lot of dogs and cats.

Every spay/neuter prevents many births. Every adoption represents a victory in our life-saving work. Every individual whom we reach with our message of compassion and caring for the animals will share the message with others.

Many of our volunteers will forge new friendships with others they meet at our events. Our efforts help many of our community’s animals, but also build a strong alliance of people who care about animals.

The ripple of compassion we put into motion will keep growing. Each person makes a huge difference, but it truly does take a large network of people to accomplish the goals we set for ourselves.

This nonprofit we have created, “That’s What Friends Are For Inc.,” is tax-exempt by the IRS, and accepts donations year-round. Our work depends on your generosity.

All of the money we raise is used for animal care. None of our volunteers are compensated. It truly is a labor of love, and it is all about the animals to us.

Part of our pledge is about awareness, making people aware of the real need to spay and neuter all pets to help shrink the overpopulation of companion animals, thereby decreasing the number of them that are killed in shelters simply because there are too many of them.

Please help us spread the word about responsible pet ownership. Spay and neuter your pets. If your pet is lost, check with the Augusta Animals Services Department on Mack Lane right away.

If you are planning to adopt a pet into your family, check with Augusta Animals Services first, and save a life. Many animals are surrendered by owners who can no longer afford to give them proper care, or by families of a pet owner that has passed away. Check there first, please, and save a life.

I sincerely thank everyone who participated in making this event so much fun and so successful. The “family reunion” atmosphere we all feel each time we get together is really wonderful. I hope we can count on everyone to tell a few friends about it, and help us grow and do even better next year.

Lorna Barrett


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soapy_725 06/08/13 - 08:15 am
Responsible Adults......

who do not manage their own human offspring are going to be responsible for their animal offspring. Good Luck!!!

Some say animal resemble their owners. Never more true than in the 21st century. Carefree, irresponsible and spreading their seed.

There must be some sort of psychological abnormality that views animals as human. Or maybe its an eastern religion. Remember to keep that zip lock bag inverted on your right hand and the leash on the left. Be nice at the doggy park for that special "quality time with your baby".

itsanotherday1 06/08/13 - 08:57 am
Another point.

Your pet is statistically likely to live longer and healthier if they've been spayed/neutered. It is win/win/win with no downside beyond the initial risk with anesthesia.

I can't place a value on having my little buddy with me for even just a few months longer, much less a couple of years.

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