"8th Annual Furry Angel Tree" - Helping local animal rescues
The holidays have always been a time of giving to those who are less fortunate. There are thousands of companion animals who have been abandoned or relinquished to rescue organizations who struggle to provide basic services for them. Pet lovers look for ways they can help, but the need is so great, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what is needed.
This year, the Animal Hospital of Statesville is sponsoring their 8th annual Furry Angel Tree to benefit local animal rescue organizations. Those organizations include the Piedmont Animal Rescue, the Iredell County Animal Shelter, and Forever Home Canine Rescue, Paws and Claws Cat Rescue and Earth Angels Cat Rescue. Our Furry Angel Tree is set up in the lobby of the Animal Hospital of Statesville, and the wish list is available with the different rescue organizations’’ names and their needs. The public can come by to pick up the list, purchase the item or items noted on the list, and bring the purchased item or items back to the Animal Hospital of Statesville by 5:00 pm on December 22nd . Representatives of the Animal Hospital of Statesville will then contact the rescue organizations participating to come and pick up their items donated in time for Christmas. Click here for Wish List.
These organizations do so much year round to help out pets in need. It costs a lot of money to run these rescues. Pet lovers now have a way to help abandoned animals at this special time of year. Come visit our Furry Angel Tree and pick out your ornament today! Our hours are Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Annual Coat Drive for Fifth Street Ministries"
Now collecting items for our local Fifth Street Ministries. Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarfs. ANY warm clothing accepted. Drop off your items at our office any time Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm or Sat 8 am - 1 pm. Thank you for you support.
"THE GALLERY"- FEATURED ARTIST -L. HUDSON-TOLLES, IEA
“My art has marked each milestone in my life. When events shaped my life, they were reflected in my art. When my life stalled, my art provided direction. For more than forty years my art had followed my life just as my has followed my art.”
Leslie Hudson-Tolles has created drawings, prints, paintings, pastels and sculptures throughout her career. “I find it limiting to define my art by a media or a subject choice. I love having my tool box filled with pastels, paints ink colored pencils and clay.”
Leslie was born in Amherst NY, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS from the University of Bridgeport CT and earned her MS in Art Education with additional postgraduate work in printmaking a Southern Connecticut State University. In 1991 Leslie was named Art Educator of the Year (CT) and in 2001 she received The Distinguished Educators Award from the Connecticut Alliance for Arts Education.
Leslie has artwork in the collections of the Newman/Woodward family, actor Denis Leary, horse trainer John Lynos, The Phil Marino Racing Stables and Newscaster Brian Williams. Her art has been featured on the covers of The Chronicle of the Horse and Visions Magazine, in Equine Images, The Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar and California Riding Magazine. Leslie is a full time fine artists/art educator. She conducts adult art classes and workshops at her home studio in addition to teaching Art at Sacred Heart School, Salisbury, NC Her work is currently available at Tolhom Studio, Cleveland NC, Koenigs Frameworks Gallery, Newton, CT and Waterworks Visual Art Museum and Fine Frame Gallery, both in Salisbury, NC and at the Pryor Mountain Wil Mustang Center in Lovell, WY.
Leslie welcomes commissions. Studio visits by appt. 704-310-6350
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DONATION TO FOREVER HOMES CANINE RESCUE
On behalf of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, (NCVMA), the Friends of the NCVMA Foundation presented an outreach grant to Forever Homes Canine Rescue to assist in their efforts to help animals in need. The NCVMA continually promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine. The Friends of the NCVMA Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity, whose purpose is to educate the public and students at all levels as to the science and art of veterinary medicine. Each year the district within the NCVMA picks a deserving non-profit animal rescue organization to receive the grant. Forever Homes Canine Rescue is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that is dedicated to finding loving and responsible “forever” homes for pets. They also provide education regarding responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit their website at www.foreverhomek9rescue.org.
Pictured from right to left: Dr. Nichola Gaither, Animal Hospital of Statesville; Sandy Mills, Forever Homes Canine Rescue; Dr. Bradley Mills, NCVMA District 10 Representative.
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
Thank you Statesville! The Record & Landmark's Readers' Choice Awards have honored us with the Best Hospital and the Best Kennel for many years! We really work hard to earn your trust, your business and your loyalty, and know that none of this would be possible without great clients like you! Thank you so much for this honor. We are truly thankful, and feel very blessed!