Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We need a lot of help putting this event together in a short time frame, and we're seeking volunteers to join our event planning committee. Duties may include phone calls, emails, correspondence, event logistics, managing RSVPs, and helping out on event day.
We would ask that you could commit a minimum of four hours a week up until September 20th. Most of this work can be done on your own schedule, and from home, but ideally you will be available for occasional meetings or activities in the Greater Vancouver area, and for the event itself.
There will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer for individual tasks, or on the day of the event, so if you can't join the committee, there are plenty of other ways you can help! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and looking for an unforgettable (and fun) summer project.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Derick Groves, a very talented filmmaker in Victoria, shot and produced this short film about pit bull misconceptions and abuse, and what HugABull is doing to help.
Derick and his partner Michelle were foster parents for HugABull almost two years ago, until their strata council decided not to allow pit bulls in their building. While they were disappointed and angry, they decided to find other ways to help, and Derick applied his considerable talent and hours of time to our cause.
We think he did an amazing job, and we challenge you to watch this short film without a tear in your eye. Enjoy, and please share it widely!
Thanks also to Monica and Tom, Lisa and John, Jeff and everyone else who participated in filiming.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Luckily, we have many creative and dedicated fundraisers on our side, helping to make a dent in the large costs associated with this rescue. Like the SFU students behind Project4Pets, a group with a mission to raise awareness of animal cruelty issues and to promote a culture that values pets and animals.
Project4Pets will be hosting Talented Tails, a pet talent show and celebration on Sunday, July 18 near Commercial Drive in East Vancouver. There will be prizes and gift bags along with a spectrum of family friendly events – a barbeque, bake sale, face painting and tons of information and resources for pet owners of all breeds.
What makes it even better? All proceeds are directed to HugABull to cover vet care for dogs like Knoxx, below. Once a tiny, neglected and sick puppy, he's now thriving in a great home and even gets to go camping!
July 18, 2010
12:00pm – 6:00pm (talent show at 1:00pm)
Britannia High School’s Tennis Courts
1001 Cotton Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $5 in advance and $7 at the door
Registration fees for talented pets: $10 in advance and $15 at the door
For more information on the event, visit http://www.talentedtails.ca/