eNewsletter July 2010

Hello Friends,
This summer is proving to be a busy one! From Flamenco fundraisers to Walmart Wishlist days—we've had our hands full. But there's more to come in the warm months ahead, and we need your help to make them a success, so read on!

Adoptions

With longer days and a more relaxed schedule, summer is a great time to welcome a new animal friend into your home. Check them out or visit them in person at one of our adoption days at the Lexington Farmers' Market on Southland Drive:

  • July 25th 10am-2pm
  • August 8th 10am-2pm
  • August 22nd 10am-2pm

Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, July 31st — We're having an Intersection Collection on Main Street in Lawrenceburg. We're looking for people to work two-hour shifts: 11:00am - 1:00pm and/or 1:00pm - 3:00pm. We need at least four people each shift. We'll provide the collection buckets, you provide the sunscreen and the big smile.

Restaurant-of-the-month coordinator — Do you have one hour a month to help out Home At Last? You don't even need to leave your home or office to help. Several restaurants in the Lexington area participate in a program where they donate a percentage of their evenings proceeds to a nonprofit group. We need a volunteer to call a restaurant each month, designate a date for HAL, and notify the board so we can advertise the event in the next e-newsletter, on our website, Facebook, etc.

If you would like to help us with either of these events (or here about other opportunities), please contact us

We need your stuff!

Our yard sale has been changed to August 6th and 7th on Hwy 127 to coordinate with the massive 127-Yard Sale, but first, WE NEED YOUR STUFF!

We are accepting clean, gently-used items in sale condition to help raise funds for the animals. If you have items to donate, please contact Bob to make arrangements for collection. Then, come on out to the sale, get some great deals, and raise much needed funds for the animals in the process.

Did you know July 31st is National Mutt Day?

At HAL, we have some of the sweetest, prettiest mutts you've ever seen and they would love to be a part of your family!

Meet Lomasi and Leotie!

These lovely girls came to HAL after being rescued from dire circumstances in Eastern KY. They had been abandoned and were found sick, starving, and terrified. It took many months to catch these girls because they were so distrustful of people. Fortunately, they made it to HAL where they could receive the care they so desperately needed. Due to severe malnutrition, little Leotie suffered from Demodectic mange, which isn't contagious, but can be difficult to treat. It is quite common in dogs that survive on the streets without regular food or shelter. Lomasi's ailments, on the other hand, were more psychological than physical. Surviving for months on sheer will, and protecting a little one in the process, can cause severe trauma. When they first arrived, Lomasi wouldn't come out of her crate or allow anyone to touch her for weeks. She was truly shell shocked by her experiences, and needed time and space to regain herself.

However after just a few days of good food and medical treatment they were already showing improvements. Listless and depressed at first, little Leotie sprang to life—literally! Her skin issues have improved vastly, though she still requires special medicated baths, and now, she is known as our little jumping bean, because she gets so excited to see new people that she “boings” up to meet them. In fact, she'll only stop “boinging” when offered a much loved belly rub—for that she's content to lie down and let you rub forever. Lomasi received the patience and love that she needed to come out of her shell, and Leotie, the little jumping bean acted as a cheerleader for life and humanity, convincing Lomasi that they were now safe and out of harm's way at last. Though still skittish about thunder and loud noises, she is now a happy girl that enjoys loving attention from kind people.

Though both girls have gone through many trials and tribulations together and seem to really enjoy one another's company, they can go to separate homes. However, both will need indoor homes with patient families ready to cater to their individual physical or psychological needs.

If you would like to make Leotie or Lomasi part of your family, please visit their page and fill out an adoption application.

For more information on any of the above events or to make a donation, please visit our website: http://www.homeatlastanimals.org

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