Saturday, January 10, 2009

Outer Banks SPCA Board 2008 Recognitions



This year at the Outer Banks SPCA Christmas Party held on December 19th 2008, the Board of Directors of the Outer Banks SPCA recognized 2 long term Board Members that retired from the Board in 2008.



Kathy Cagiano was one of the founding members of the Outer Banks SPCA and has contributed 1000's of hours of volunteer time to the Outer Banks SPCA and Dare County Animal Shelter for over 20 years.


Norma DeFago had served on the Board of Directors for 7 years and served on the Executive committee for the last 5.


Norma and Kathy were presented with a certificate for their years of experience that was designed by another Outer Banks SPCA board member, Kitty Dough.

Pictured above, Norma on left, SPCA President Dave Penosky center, Kathy on Right.
Photography by Carol at Seaside Photography www.seasidephotography.com

Also please see the Outer Banks SPCA History & Mission http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/outer-banks-spca-was-founded-in-1988-by.html

The Outer Banks SPCA 2009 Outer Banks Pet Calendars make Great Gifts and help support the Homeless Animals of the Dare County Animal Shelter. Please see more information on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/12/outer-banks-spca-2009-outer-banks-pet.html

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com

We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Friday, January 9, 2009

Currituck County Animal Shelter VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR


The recipients of our Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards for 2008 are:


Vicky Hagemeister and Nancy van Clief. Both have exemplified outstanding dedication to helping animals. Vicky initiated the Open Paws Training Course for volunteers and staff and spends many of her lunch hours at our shelter training our dogs. You can read more about Vicky on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/01/dog-trainer-donates-time-at-currituck.html


Nancy is Chairman of the Shelter Committee and Disaster Planning as well as Coordinator of Cat Rescues. Many of her Saturdays are dedicated to holding adopt-a-thons. Nancy also accompanies Ginger Sikes, President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. on visits to other animal shelters go gather information on the operation of new shelters. You can read more about this on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/12/animal-lovers-assistance-league-inc_19.html


You can read more about the Currituck County New 21st Century Animal Shelter Plans in the front page News article published in the Daily Advance by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/12/currituck-countys-new-animal-shelter.html

Also see Ginger Sikes, President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/ginger-sikes-president-of-animal-lovers.html

You can also read more about the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. History & Mission on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/animal-lovers-assistance-league-history.html

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com

We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hyde County Animal Shelter VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Janet Clarke has exemplified outstanding dedication to the Hyde County Animal Shelter. Her dedication as the only Pet Foster Home in the county is remarkable.

Not only has Janet taken in a large number of cats & kittens, she has also bottle feed puppies & saved the lives of numerous animals with her love & care.

Janet has also helped in the placement of animals to good homes.

Hyde County Animal Control Officer, JM Eakes stated, “I couldn't do it without Janet, she is an angel. She is the most incredible animal lover I have ever encountered. The people of Hyde County owe Janet a great deal of gratitude & I truly thank her with all my heart."

Also see Hyde County Animal Control for information on Officer J.M. Eakes & the Hyde County Animal Shelter on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link. http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/hyde-county-animal-control.html

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com

We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Danny, Megan & Jill pose for Pampered Pets Guide Ad


Local engaged couple Danny Barile & Megan Doyle of Wanchese, NC recently posed with their dog, Jill, to promote Pet Friendly Wedding Planning on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The above Pampered Pets Guide ad will be published in the Outer Banks Wedding Association's, "Outer Banks Bride" magazine, that will be available at this year’s annual Outer Banks Wedding Expo. January 10th & 11th 2009.

"Outer Banks Bride" magazine will also be distributed at other wedding expos around the state, as well as being available to order free online at the Outer Banks Wedding Association website.

The Pampered Pets Guide's goal is to provide a source of information, for People seeking Pet Friendly Wedding Planning & Pet Friendly Vacationing on the Outer Banks of NC.

Pet Friendly Weddings are Quickly becoming the Trend. In fact 70% of families in the USA have dogs & according to the American Kennel Club nearly 20% of dog owners are including their dogs in their wedding plans.

The Pampered Pets Guide list:


145 Outer Banks Pet Friendly motel/hotel rooms
2,042 Outer Banks Pet Friendly cottage/home rentals
239 Outer Banks Pet Friendly event & wedding homes

The Pampered Pets Guide gives a big “Thank You” to Danny, Megan & Jill. We appreciate their help in promoting Pet Friendly Weddings Planning & wish them all the best in their own wedding plans.

Photography by Carol at Seaside Photography http://www.seasidephotography.com/


Please e-mail us with your Pet Friendly Wedding stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com


We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”


Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”
ART PELKEY

This year Feline Hope acquired a new volunteer who has been simply amazing!!!! Art Pelkey from Duck has done so much to improve the shelter for the kitties, at his own cost.

Art purchased two new doors, almost all glass, to see the kitties when you open the door so there is less chance of one getting out. He had two new locks installed on these doors which are much easier to operate than the old combination locks. He bought four new woodless windows in compliance with the new laws, no carpet no wood, and installed them. He had the old roof repaired.

He contacted John from Action Plumbing who volunteered his services to redo all the shelter plumbing. He bought and installed a new hot water heater, a much safer version than the old one. He has put up new fire extinguishers. He cleaned out all the debris from under the shelter decks.

He covered the rear deck of the shelter so the volunteers won’t get wet going from the inside to the outside decks. He constructed a new litter shed with an over head cabinet to store carriers for the kitties. He put up new lighting on the decks.

He cleaned out the Kitten Kove to use as a storage area for carriers, food, and cleaning supplies. He disinfects all the carriers to store there. He bought new, safer heating units for the shelter.

He has posted instructions for the volunteers on the heating units, locks etc. to make sure that they are informed of all the new changes.

He has looked into various program options for free food etc. for the shelter. He has installed new kitty doors from the shelter enclosures to the decks.

His wife Pat is also a great new asset to our team. She patiently grooms the kitties, freeing them of many mats in their coats. She gives them lots of TLC while visiting them.

THANK YOU ART & PAT!!!!!!

Blog photo of Art & Pat by Carol at Seaside Photography http://www.seasidephotography.com/

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com


You can read more about Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/10/feline-hope-animal-shelter-inc.html

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com
We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dog Trainer Donates Time at the Currituck County Animal Shelter

The Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. operators of the Currituck County Animal Shelter would like to Recognize and Thank;

Volunteer Dog Trainer, Vicky Hagemeister, and volunteer Burnham Gould, Jr.

Both pictured above as they show their pleasure with the progress that current Currituck Animal Shelter guest "Gunnar" is making in his training, which will make him more adoptable.
Time spent with the homeless animals at the shelter is one of the greatest gifts. You do not have to be a dog trainer to spend time with the homeless animals at the shelter. Exercise & Love shown to these animals helps them become more socialized, healthy & adoptable.

You can read more about the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. History & Mission on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/animal-lovers-assistance-league-history.html

You can read more about the Currituck County New 21st Century Animal Shelter Plans in the front page News article published in the Daily Advance by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/12/currituck-countys-new-animal-shelter.html


Photo by, Ginger Sikes, President of the Animal Lovers Assistance League, Inc. http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/ginger-sikes-president-of-animal-lovers.html

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com

We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. Celebrates a Successful Year



Sunday, December 21st at 3 PM was the start of the Celebration for Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. Each year a celebration is held at the home of a volunteer. This year the celebration was hosted by Sally Rice and family of Martins Point. A special Thank You goes out to Sally & her family for opening their home and hearts for this special celebration.

50 of the 60 active Feline Hope volunteers were able to attend this celebration. In addition to enjoying good company and refreshments all volunteers received a small thank you gift.

Pictured above (on right), Deborah Khan, owner of the Holistic Pet Shop in Kill Devil Hills, NC, who continually has Feline Hope, cats for adoption in her place of business & Feline Hope director, Lita Katulsky (on left).

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. is a very special organization as it is a NON-KILL Shelter. A Very Special Thank You goes out to All the Volunteers who make this possible.

You can read more about the History & Mission of Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. on the Pampered Pets Guide blog or click on the provided link
http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/10/feline-hope-animal-shelter-inc.html

also see Lita Katulski, Shelter Director of Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc.
http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/lita-katulski-shelter-director-feline.html

Blog photo by Carol at Seaside Photography http://www.seasidephotography.com

Please e-mail us with your happy adoption stories at info@pamperedpetsguide.com

We also invite you to visit the Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition online for exciting Outer Banks Pet Events, Outer Banks Rabies Clinic information, Veterinary advise, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Business, Outer Banks Pet Friendly Accommodations, Outer Banks Leash Laws, Our Annual Outer Banks SPCA awareness Pet Photo Contest Prizes & More Please Feel Free to Look Around at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/