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: 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!
FEATURED ARTIST - ARTISTRY OF DANA
Dana grew up in Hiddenite, NC. As a child, she enjoyed doodling and sketching fashion figures like the ones she had seen in her mother’s McCall pattern collection. Dana dreamed of becoming a fashion illustrator. Upon graduating from Alexander Central High School in 1986, she attended GTCC and received an Associate Degree in Commercial Art in Advertising Design. Dana worked in the advertising industry for about 2 years, but became disenchanted.
In time, Dana developed an interest in realistic life drawing. She concentrated on honing her skills and technique, purely as a personal venture. She wanted to capture movement and expression realistically.
Dana now lives in Statesville along with her husband and son. Artistically, she is a portrait artist. She especially enjoys painting animal portraits. She paints her animal portraits using a gouache technique, which is a thick opaque watercolor on heavy acid-free paper.
If you would like her to paint a picture of your favorite furry friend, please contact her at: [email protected]. “Like” Artistry of Dana on Facebook!
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!