Within the March/April problem of the journal, I wrote about Daffy’s Soup Kitchen in Lawrenceville, Ga., the place the mission is to maintain households and their pets collectively. Daffy’s has continued to develop, now distributing greater than 20,000 kilos of meals per thirty days, supporting greater than 1,000 individuals and a couple of,000 animals at places throughout eight states.
Though demand has grown for this much-needed useful resource, Daffy’s has just lately been dealt a devastating blow. As a result of present financial circumstances, its sponsor can not afford to cowl its warehouse lease. The soup kitchen is now confronted with the potential for closing its predominant distribution middle by September if Daffy’s doesn’t discover new sponsors.
To assist increase cash, the soup kitchen is holding its first annual Daffy’s Day Block Social gathering on Saturday, June thirteenth from 12-5 p.m. to learn the Warehouse Fund. Animal lovers and leashed pets are invited to the festivities. Along with human meals, Taj Ma-Hound Bakery and Dogwell/Catswell shall be giving out yummy treats for the canine. Skilled photographer, Heather Cosgrove, shall be on website taking images.
The occasion isn’t restricted to enjoyable and video games. There may also be pet CPR demonstrations and the chance to enroll in future Daffy’s CPR courses. The block get together shall be held at Daffy’s predominant warehouse at 2160 Oakland Industrial Courtroom, Suite 100 in Lawrenceville, Ga.
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For those who’d like to assist Daffy’s out, however can’t make it to the festivities, they’re accepting on-line donations by their web site.
Daffy’s estimates that 219 animals are euthanized day-after-day in Georgia, a quantity they worry may improve in the event that they’re compelled to close down. Along with the native impression, Daffy’s has additionally supplied steerage to pet soup kitchens which have opened in different areas across the nation. I’m hoping that the neighborhood will come collectively to save lots of this necessary useful resource.
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