Donelson Non-Profit New – February 2017
The Friends of Two Rivers Mansion presents the annual Two Hearts Antiques & Crafts Show. There will be many vendors, coffee shop and an appraiser on site on Sunday, February 19. See flyer below for details. This is a great opportunity to visit the mansion and this event gets bigger every year!
The Cumberland River Compact is hosting a couple of fascinating events in February and March about the voyages of the namesake of our side of town. A reenactment and reflections of John Donelson’s journey to Nashville will be worthwhile time spent learning about the origins of Nashville. Check them out here and here for more information and to RSVP.
Hip Donelson Lost & Found Pets is hosting a benefit at Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace on Saturday, March 11th. As we all know, the leadership and volunteers with Hip D Lost & Found Pets do extraordinary work to advocate for our pets and help return them home when they are lost. Please consider attending this fund event or making a tax-deductible donation at the link above.
Another success story of the influence Hip Donelson Lost & Found Pets has had on reuniting pets with their owners is the No Lost Pet Nashville program that Metro Animal Care & Control has implemented. The program was developed by MACC to increase the chances of pets being returned to their owners. They are implementing the program in phases beginning with Found Dog Yard Signs and Printable Found Pet Signs for both cats and dogs. This will help reunite lost pets with their families, while improving live outcomes at the shelter. Similar programs have proven to improve Return to Owner percentage by 2% in year one and by more than 4% in year two of the program. This is just the beginning as the shelter is looking into the viability of using both Twitter and Interactive Maps to assist in reuniting pets with their families.
This is how it works:
• MACC Officers will be equipped with yard signs in each of their vehicles.
• Yard Signs and Printable Found Pets signs will be available at the intake desk when a stray is brought into the shelter and can be utilized by Community Lost and Found groups. If you are a Community Groups interested in sign pick-up please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick-up time for signs.
• Both signs contain an animal identification number, description of the animal and the date the pet was found.
• Finders are asked to leave the sign up for a minimum of three days.
Pictured below is Marylee Locey and Bethanie Conley of Hip D Lost & Found Pets, who work relentless on behalf of our four-legged kids.
Jeff Syracuse, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Metro Council District 15