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Monday, May 13, 2013

Home Van Pet Care Project News May 2013

From Elizabeth Howard, Facilitator Home Van Pet Care Project had a birthday. Six years now we’ve been seeking donations and distributing pet food for the cats and dogs of homeless and low income people in our community. We celebrated our birthday by relocating our primary distribution place from the downtown library over to the courtyard behind Civic Media Center and the Citizens CoOp … near Wild Iris’ new shop. We had cupcakes donated by Sweet Thursdays (, cold bottled water and plenty of pet food for all, due to the generosity of a great many of you.

Through the generosity of Citizens’ CoOp, Home Van Pet Care Project is this month’s recipient of the "Be The Change" project. Select to see the beautiful web page. Then go over to the Co-Op (435 S. Main Street), purchase some of those beautiful fruits and veggies, and at the cash register, donate your change to Home Van Pet Care project.

Kitty Jenna who we featured last month, has gotten a home! A lot of people were pulling for Jenna, and I have it on good authority that these were very nice people who adopted her. In her most recent photo she looks like a different kitty, tall and proud and hopeful again.

We give deep thanks and appreciation to Alachua County Animal Services for their kindness and patience and to the Veterinary Students who promoted the Spring Fling adoption event for all the animals. Please please adopt when you can, and support and educate about spay/neuter.

We also take a moment here to thank Earth Pets West, together with Canidae and Felidae pet foods who give us a generous monthly donation, facilitated by Janice Then.

Then there is the sadness. Our dear little NipNip, the dog of our friends Diane and James, has died. He was lovingly treated at UF Shelter Medicine but he could not be saved. NipNip was a good dog who loved his home and his family and especially his brother dog, Bigger. We will all miss him very much.

To volunteer for Home Van Pet Care Project or to donate pet food, call Elizabeth Howard, 352-473-9423 or email Checks can be mailed to Home Van Pet Care Project, Inc., c/o Elizabeth Howard, P.O. Box 14305, Gainesville, FL 32604. Financial donations can also be sent by PayPal on our blog,


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