October 22, 2011
McCARES had a real treat meeting all the wonderful pets that came to Tractor Supply to have their photos taken with Santa. The fundraiser was held to raise money for our up coming "MATCH DAY" in November. The pets were all very well behaved and enjoyed their treats while waiting to sit with Santa. Thank you to all who came and supported us and a BIG Thank You to Santa and Tractor Supply.
Big Rapids Community Library Program
July 20, 2011
Children attending the McCARES July 20th Library Summer program were treated to meeting the following awesome dogs and their owners:
Jack (Mini-Poodle) and Thor (Standard Poodle) - Beth Erickson
Lulu (Australian Shepherd) - Nancy Koposkey
Maya (Golden Retriever) - Michelle McCarthy
Mason (Rhodesian Ridgeback) - Roxanne Repaal
Frankie (English Springer Spaniel) - Rosemarie Spence
These dogs are therapy dogs, show dogs and rescue dogs, who showed off for the kids by doing special tricks.
The Big Rapids Library asked McCARES to do a presentation on "CARING FOR ANIMALS" at the Library's Yearly "Children's Library Day".
Some of the topics were - buying pets, pet adoption, how to properly approach a dog, the role of an animal control officer, and many other topics.
Helping Our Our Four-Legged Friends
During the month of July, the Big Rapids Community Library, Mecosta County Cares, and West Michigan Credit Union collected food, toys, and other items to benefit the Mecosta County Animal Shelter. Participants of the Library’s Summer Reading Program who donated items were entered into a drawing for special end-of-summer prizes. Library patrons also enjoyed a special program with members of MC Cares and some of their animal friends on July 20, 2011 at City Hall.
LOW COST RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS
Last year (2010), was the first year we sponsored Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics. The four (4) clinics were well received by the dog and cat owners who took advantage of the opportunity to get their pets vaccinated. Two hundred ninety-seven (297) dogs and seventeen (17) cats were vaccinated. Mecosta County Dog Licenses were also available for purchase by dog owners needing them. One hundred seventy-two (172) licenses were sold.
Dog and cat owners are offered the opportunity again this year to take advantage of four (4) more low cost rabies vaccination clinics. Two (2) clinics were held during the months of April and May 2011, where, one hundred thirty-nine (139) dogs and 1 cat were vaccinated. Seventy-one (71) dog licenses were sold.
(McCARES hopes to continue sponsoring these clinics on an annual basis.)