Pet Appreciation Day at Ace Home Helpers

Humane Society and local business host Pet Appreciation Day

ACE Home Helpers (on Back Beach Road) is now a source for quality dog food brands such as Blue Buffalo and Nutro. To help get the word out they are teaming up with the Humane Society of Bay County and having a pet appreciation day fundraiser on Saturday May 11th from 12pm to 4pm. ACE will also donate 10% of proceeds from their sales that day so if you’re looking to get some home improvement shopping done, here”s your chance to do it and give back at the same time.

PET APPRECIATION DAY FESTIVITES INCLUDE:
• Hot dogs
• Low-Cost Pet Microchipping (on site for $15/donation)
• Low-Cost DHPP Pet Vaccinations (on site)
• Low-Cost Bordetella Vaccinations (on site for $10/donation)
• Adoptable Pets
and much more

PETS ARE WELCOME!

There will also be reps on site from the different dog food manufacturers answering any questions you may have about their products.

For more information, please contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or marketing@adoptme.org.

 

Furry Friend 5K is on for April 13th

Humane Society Announces 2013 5K Fundraiser for Saturday, April 13th
The Humane Society of Bay County’s Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers are gearing up for the third annual Furry Friend 5K. It will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 at A.L. Kinsaul Park (Lynn Haven, FL) and will start at 7 a.m. (CST) (registration from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.). HSBC has designated Sunday, April 14, 2013 as a rain date in the event of inclement weather on Saturday.
This will be a fun-filled event with a full (professionally-timed) 5K for all ages with/without your pet, pet adoptions, pet microchipping, awards and more.SPONSORED BY: PINEAPPLE WILLY’S, CULLIGAN, FREEDOM SPORTS, POWELL BROADCASTING, WARRIOR RACE TIMING, MAGIC BROADCASTING and GORGEOUS-STRATEGIC BRANDING & DESIGN.______________________________________________________

5K RACE/WALK INFO
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The 5K will start at 7am and registration will be held from 6:00 to 6:45am. We ask that you still show up for registration even if you’ve already pre-registered. This will be a professionally timed event and we want to make sure everyone get’s timed correctly.

You can either register online (by visiting http://www.active.com/running/tba-fl/3rd-annual-furry-friend-5k-to-benefit-the-humane-society-of-bay-county-2013) or you can register on the day of.

You can also register by filing out the entry form (located here:http://adoptme.org/upload/furryfriends2013_entryform.pdf) and either mailing it to HSBC Furry Friend 5K 2013 P.O. Box 883 Panama City, FL 32402 or you can drop off at one of the locations below:

– THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL & ADOPTION CENTER (2620 E. 15th Street) (in front of Coin & Bullion Reserves)
– THE HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT & GIFT STORE (1408 Harrison Avenue)

5K REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Deadline for online registration – April 12th
Deadline for mail registration – mailed no later than April 5th

5K REGISTRATION FEES:
$25 for all ages; After April 12th: $35 for all ages

* PLEASE ADD A $3.95 PROCESSING FEE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

RUNNER/TEAM SPONSORSHIP
http://www.adoptme.org/Events_5kSponsorship.aspx

For more information, or to be a vendor or sponsor, please contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or marketing@adoptme.org.

 

Humane Society of Bay County announces Chicken Wing Championship

 
Local Organization To Raise Money With Cooking Competition
“Pro’s versus Joes”

PANAMA CITY, FLA. – Celebrating the amazing tastes and spices of local chicken wing vendors, The Humane Society of Bay County announced their 3rd Annual Aaron Rich Invitational Chicken Wing Championship fundraiser this week.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 16, at The Wicked Wheel Restaurant from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The fundraiser will consist of 25 chicken wing chef contestants competing  for the best tasting wings in the county.

There will be local celebrities participating in a blind taste test as well as voting for the People’s Champ.  Vendor spots are filling up quickly, but the organization is still looking for chefs to compete.  Private chefs do not need to own a restaurant to compete.  The fundraiser was filled with “half pros” (established restaurants) and “half Joes” (private chefs) last year.  The organization strongly encourages more private chefs competing alongside the bigger named establishments.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their ongoing mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County.  If you are interested in competing in the wing competition or purchasing advance tickets for the event, please contact the Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725.

 – COMPETITION INFO –

 

If you’ve got some amazing wings and would like to compete, entry is only a $25 donation and SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 COMPETITORS. All competitors will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of the application and entry fee.
The championship will consist of categories for “Buffalo Style” and “Free-For-All Style” for the wings. A panel of judges will award 1st and 2nd place trophies for the wings based on taste, originality, and cooking.
The “People’s Champ” trophies will be determined by attendee voting at each booth.
100% of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County.
For more information on attending, competing, or to be a vendor, contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or email marketing@adoptme.org.
 Sign up for this FUN FILLED EVENT on their FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/414022978677643/

 

If your Valentine has Four legs……Toast for The Paws!

 

 

It’s that time of the year again, The Wine Dog in Panama City is hosting the “Toast for the Paws” fundraiser, an annual beer and wine tasting that benefits The Humane Society of Bay County.

This is the fourth year for this event and this year they have stepped it up a notch, two local chefs will be serving some of their signature hors d’oeuvres for participants as guests enjoy live Jazz music .

This popular event will be hosted by The Wine Dog in Panama City which is located at 103 West 23rd street in Coronado Village and will take place, the day after Valentine’s Day, Friday the 15th from 6 to 9 pm.

And craft beer lovers will not be left out of this event….if wine is not your thing, no worries some of your favorite top craft beers will be available to try.  Local distribitors will be on hand to answer any questions about their tasty concoctions as well.

At this event, you can also do a little shopping to help the The Humane Society, as a  Silent Auction will take place.   Thanks to the generous donations of community members last year, the silent auction portion help The Humane Society raise over $10,000 last year.

Their goal this year is to exceed not only their attendance from last year, which was two hundred, but to break that ten thousand dollar mark...can you help?

If you can not attend this event….there are other ways to show your support:

In Kind Donation of an Item the Shelter Needs (see flier below)

Monetary Donation

Donate a Silent Auction item

But if you CAN come….then come on out on Friday, February 15th and show your local Humane Society some love!

With your generousity and support the mission of The Humane Society of Bay County, which is a no-kill shelter, can continue to grow.   In fact thanks to your support, the HSBC has gone from finding homes for fifty animals a month, to over 70!  And while this is a beautiful thing, it makes the shelter, which receives no government funding, all that more dependent on community support as they require more resources for these animals every month.

Some of their wish list items include:

Purina Dog or Cat Chow

Clumping Litter

Gift Card to Sam’s, Office Depot, Office Max

Leashes, Halters, and Collars (small, medium, and large)

Liquid Laundry Soap

Pine Sol

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Trash Bags (13 or 33 Gallon)

So right now your task is to get up, go look in your pantry, closet, car, wherever, you store these items and put something aside for next week’s event!  Or even better email Sean Brosnan, the HSBC Marketing Coordinator and at marketing@adoptme.org and let him know your business has a Silent Auction item for him!

“Having events like this and others really helps us raise awareness for the animals we rescue and re-home daily. The Humane Society is the area’s only no-kill shelter and the proceeds from this event will help in our mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County”, says Sean.

For more information about the work of the shelter, visit their website at www.adoptme.org.

 

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