AHS'S CHARITABLE GIVING, 2019
FURRY ANGEL TREE 2019
For 10 years now, Animal Hospital of Statesville has sponsored our Furry Angel Tree. This tree hosts the community's collection of donated items for local rescue organizations. Every year, our clients and staff have come through with a huge amount of items to help local rescue organizations care for the animals they help.
Below, you will find a list of items requested by the various rescue organizations. There is no need to wrap your donations. However, please tag them with the name of the organization for which they were purchased. We will contact those organizations which will then come to AHS and pick up their donated items. Please bring your purchased items to AHS by 5:00 p.m. on December 23rd.
Christmas is a time for giving. We think we have the most generous clients anywhere! Thanks for helping us help the critters we all love so much!For printable Wish List, click HERE.
Iredell County Animal Shelter: *Pill Pockets *Gently used/new dog and cat cages *New/used blankets *Laundry detergent * Fabric softener *Dryer sheets *Litter boxes *Clorox bleach *New/used bath towels *Leashes *Collars/harnesses *Lint rollers *Air freshener *Dishwashing detergent *Dawn (blue original only) *Brushes/flea combs *First aid kits and/or supplies *Hand sanitizer *Gallon-size freezer bags *Cat "play cubes" *Kongs (the type that unscrew) *Pipe cleaners *Scratching post *Dog/cat treats *Essential Oils: peppermint, lavender and lemon *Chicken broth *Canned/pouch tuna in water *Squirtable cheese *Bite-size training treats *Catnip or catnip bubbles *Rawhides (all sizes) *Cat and dog toys *Cardboard scratching posts *Digital baby scale *Any unused animal medication *Advantage Multi for cats *Grooming clippers *Topical dog flea and tick prevention *Ophthalmoscope/Otoscope *Size 40 clipper blades *Size 10 clipper blades *Digital thermometer *New/gently used e-collars *New twin-size electric blanket *Clorox wipes *Dry Purina Kitten Chow *Canned cat/kitten food *Canned dog/puppy food *Rubbing alcohol *Hotdogs (we use to give medication with) *Pelleted-type cat litter (or anything other than clay-based litter)
Forever Home Canine Rescue: *Small dog beds *Small dog toys *Financial donations to their rescue account here at AHS *Gift cards to Animal Hospital of Statesville, Petco, Petsmart, Target, Walmart
Earth Angels Cat Rescue: *Financial donations to their account here at Animal Hospital of Statesville *12+ cats need spayed and neutered *All sizes of cat beds *Small to medium dog houses/shelters (NO LARGE, PLEASE) *No-clump litter *Cat toys *Cat food - Friskies canned food and Purina Dry Complete Cat Chow (works for kittens and adult cats)
Piedmont Animal Rescue: *Wet/dry puppy food *Wet/dry kitten food *Dog and cat collars & leashes *Paper towels *Clumping cat litter
The Duffy & Katie Discretionary Fund: *Monetary donations only.
FOOD FOR DAYS - MONTHLY DONATIONS
As you may know if you have been with Animal Hospital of Statesville for any length of time, we feel it is our responsibility to give back to our community. As such, we have chosen to give to Food for Days on an ongoing basis this year. Join us as we donate to this worthwhile program. Local students are fed by the school lunch program during the week. However, on the weekends, many don't have food to eat to nourish their bodies and minds on the weekend. This program sends home food for the students on weekends. There are 52 weekends in a year, which means without this program, these students go without proper food at least 104 days a year. We can help solve this crisis in Iredell County Schools by donating a food item monthly to fill the backpacks that go home with the children. If we EACH donate 4 items monthly, we are fulfilling that item for ONE child for ONE month. If everyone did that, we could eliminate the hunger problem for thousands of children right here in Iredell County. Each month features an item that goes into the backpacks for the children. Here is the "schedule" of items: December - VIENNA SAUSAGES. Animal Hospital of Statesville now has a collection box for these monthly items to be deposited. We hope you will take this opportunity to help those who can't help themselves - the children of Iredell County. For more information on this program and ways to assist local children even more, please click here. As always, thank you for helping us help our neighbors in Statesville, Mooresville and all the surrounding areas in Iredell County!
FEATURED ARTIST - WILLIAM "DOCK" LINDLEY
William "Dock" Lindley was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1954. His family moved to South Carolina when he was young and as he progressed through school, it became evident that he possessed artistic abilities. Upon graduating from high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, he attended East Carolina University as a business major. After years of having a sales career, he decided to pursue his talents in art full time. Dock began by taking a correspondence class and received a diploma for studies in Master Art. He also obtained lessons from various local artists including Ester Donally of Wilmington. In his spare time, he started painting - using mostly oil. For many years, his hobbies have been diving and fishing. He also enjoyed taking underwater photographs on his frequent diving excursions. Hence, his appreciation of aquatic life began and proved to be very helpful in his future art endeavor. Dock is a self-taught woodcarver, known for his realistic representations of over forty species of fish. All carvings are his original design with attention to detail in full and half mounts. He opened his own business in 2000 - Papa Doc's Art. His carvings have been shipped throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Canada, France, Denmark and England. His carvings can be purchased through e-bay, art shows and festivals, and via his business website. All carvings exhibited in The Gallery are available for purchase, plus there are several more species he couldn't hang that are also available to purchase.
Also, in 2011, Doc's design and carvings of fish for a water fountain located directly in front of the State Judicial Building in Columbus, Ohio came to fruition. His carvings became the molds for 52 bronze fish, which are the centerpiece for this fountain.
DONATION TO FOREVER HOMES CANINE RESCUE
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!