It is another blistering hot day here in San Antonio. They are promising us some rain this weekend from Tropical Storm Don, so we just have to wait to see if it really happens!
Rick and I ran into Gavin Nichols at the Pet Expo this last Saturday. Gavin and I worked together for a long time at H.E.B., but he now works for the San Antonio Area Foundation. Specifically, he is the Program Officer for the Animal No Kill Initiative.
If you are not familiar with this organization, here is an overview from their website:
“For over 45 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation has connected donors of all backgrounds with the causes they care about most for the betterment of San Antonio and the surrounding region. The Area Foundation provides a highly personal approach to giving, offering a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.
Established in 1964, through a trust created in memoriam to San Antonio business leader and philanthropist Nat Goldsmith, the Area Foundation has significantly enhanced the quality of life of our community by:
•providing outstanding service to donors
•producing significant asset growth
•strengthening community collaboration
•managing an responsible grants and scholarship program.
From scholarships to programs on animal welfare issues, support for programs assisting wounded military heroes to senior social and health care programs, the San Antonio Area Foundation understands and supports solutions to our community’s growing challenges. Community-based grant applications are offered in several different program areas in an annual cycle. Donor‐advised fund grants are distributed throughout the year. The Area Foundation has given more than $190 million in grants and scholarships in San Antonio, Bexar County and around the globe.”
A primary component of the No Kill Initiative is the Talk About It! campaign, which is a bilingual, multi-channel grassroots effort, aiming to make San Antonio a No Kill community by promoting spay/neuter, adoption and responsible pet care. The program is a collaboration of the City of San Antonio, Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare (AAPAW), the San Antonio Area Foundation Consortium of Partners and animal welfare organizations.
To support this crucial San Antonio community effort, you can click here to donate, fill in the amount, and select Animal No Kill Fund in the Designation drop-down menu.
JeanJul 29, 2011 | 0 | animal welfare, Dog Behavior, Stray Dog