AHS'S CHARITABLE GIVING, 2019
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: August - RAMEN NOODLES; September - POPTARTS; October - COMPLETE MEALS; November - FRUIT AND APPLESAUCE CUPS; 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!
For several years now, we have been supporting the School Tools program, which provide much needed (and appreciated) supplies for school children in our area. We will have a collection barrel in our lobby which we hope to have filled to the brim several times over before the end of the School Tools event. The most needed items are:
• Pencils • Glue Sticks • Color Pencils • Pocket Folders • Thumb Drives • Composition Books • Binders • Earbuds • Bookbags
School starts early this year - August 8 - for Iredell County Schools. Help our local kids achieve their potential by giving them the tools they need to succeed! Our barrel should arrive in the next couple of days, and the collection of School Tools will last until August 16. Please help us help our community. It benefits ALL of us when our children are well educated and know that someone cares about them! For more about the WSOC 9 School Tools program, click here. All donations made here at Animal Hospital of Statesville will benefit children in Iredell County! Thanks, as usual, to all of our great clients, who help us work to make our county a better place. We couldn't do it without you! Below is a more comprehensive list you can copy and paste to a Word document and print out to take with you to the store for your convenience. We will also have copies at Animal Hospital of Statesville that you can pick up. Thanks again!
1, 3, & 5 Subject Notebooks
Arts & Crafts Items
Books (Pre-K-12th Grade reading books)
Bulletin Boards (3x4 and smaller)
Desk Accessories (LIKE NEW)
Incentives/Prizes (NEW/pocket size)
Knitted Scarves & Hats
Manilla Folders (New)
Note Pads (NEW/all sizes)
Page Protectors (New)
Paint & Supplies (NEW)
Notebook Paper- Loose-leaf
Staples & Removers
Protractors Tape/Tape Dispenser
FEATURED ARTIST - BEAR CREEK PHOTOGRAPHY, NC
We are Kyle Elizabeth Cook and Melissa Southern of Bear Creek Photography, NC. We met at the Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain, NC over 10 years ago. After some crazy adventures, we became best friends, and after having worked teaching photography and running workshops with another friend, we decided to go off on our own and start our own photography business.
Focusing on our love of the natural world, we have captured the beauty of places like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, Acadia National Park, and other beautiful locations in the United States. While we enjoy visiting and documenting these areas through photographs, one of the things we love best about photography is sharing what we know with others so they, too, can bring home great images from their travels. Our workshops are tailored to busy people who can’t afford to take weeks off for their photography adventures but want to get together with others and share the love of the natural world and photography. We try to keep our workshops reasonably priced and short to accommodate the busy lifestyles of our participants.
A bit about us: Melissa is a professional forensic photographer and has additional varied duties with her full-time job. She tries to keep up with 3 daughters, 2 of whom are twin girls, and her husband, Keith. In addition, she enjoys photographing babies, scenics, and critters of all kinds
Kyle works at Animal Hospital of Statesville and is a veterinary nurse, as well as the Photographer, Social Media Director, Website Manager and Public Relations “person” for AHS. She’s worked at AHS for 23 years. She has two sons and is married to her biggest fan - her husband, Roger, who makes every day an adventure! Kyle enjoys portraiture, bird, critter and scenic photography. You’ll often find Kyle and Roger, binoculars and cameras in hand, wandering on their 7 acres of land or in the woods somewhere.
We hope you enjoy our exhibit. Photography is our way of bringing nature home with us so we can enjoy it again and again. We hope you’ll take advantage of North Carolina, the beautiful state we live in, and get out to make memories of your own!
If you are interested in learning photography, we offer workshops throughout the year. We are making our plans for 2020 and would love to have you join us. We also sponsor the group Bear Creek Photography Image Makers - a group of photographers of varying experience - that make images for assigned themes or concepts that help with understanding and mastering the craft of photography. If you’d like to join us, visit our Bear Creek Photography NC (don’t forget the NC part) Facebook page and request to join our private Image Makers group. We have a lot of fun!
As of March 1, 2019, all Preventive Healthcare Plans renewals will include flea and tick medication, as well as heartworm prevention. We will include Simparica or Bravecto oral flea and tick preventative with Interceptor Plus, ProHeart injectible or Heartgard. If you choose to continue use of Trifexis, Sentinel or Advantage Multi, it is still included in the Preventive Healthcare Plan, but cannot be combined with Simparica or Bravecto. We wanted to provide the best options for our clients, which include flea and tick preventatives, as external parasites are capable of transmitting disease and causing misery for our clients and their pets. As always, if you have questions, our staff and doctors can assist you in finding the best products to keep your furry family members healthy and happy.
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!