As all of you know, Jason and Tawnee went to the Humane Society of the United States workshop for Disaster Animal Response Training (DART) followed by an Adoption Options workshop hosted by Petfinder. Jason and Tawnee are excited about their new knowledge, and one of the ways they are implementing some new ideas is an updated volunteer program. Tawnee worked hard on the volunteer page today and it is up and going. You can visit it by clicking here. We have a volunteer hotline number you can call so we can add you to the database. Read the Volunteer Opportunities web page to find out how. There are many ways to help, read on…
One of the new programs Jason and Tawnee are excited about is the Equine Transporting volunteers. We welcome people to sign up from all over the country to be volunteers. When Jason and Tawnee were in Nebraska, trailers were hard to come by, it would have been wonderful to have some people available. HSUS did a good job of pulling trailers together, but a list of people ready and willing would have made the process a lot easier. We know that a large number of you reading this are horse people, and most of you have trucks and trailers. Don’t let this opportunity pass, you need to be in our database!
Special events, such as the skating party we had earlier this year, are a lot of fun and can bring some much needed donations to the rescue. From time to time we host special events and your help would be greatly appreciated. From setting up tables, to helping kids enjoy the day, there is usually something for everyone. This is a great way for those that want to help raise funds for NorCal, as volunteers are not allowed to accept cash donations without a NER staff member present, to help.
At the rescue we have volunteer opportunities available too. Especially if you are part of a group such as 4H, FFA, Boyscouts, etc, that would like to come out from time to time, we could use your help.
As you can tell, it’s been a day at the computer. We now have our other fundraisers for November up and going. Our goal this month for the auction rescue is to save about 5 or so horses with a goal of $1,000. Thanks to Pam S., we already have $250 in this fund!
The low cost gelding program received some more donations today. Thank you all so much, it’s been amazing watching the thermometer go up! It is now at $1,520, it just keeps climbing thanks to you.