Union County, Blairsville, Georgia Holiday-Winter 2018-2019 - Page 11

. . Mountain Shelter has ‘Angel Tree for the Animals’ Union County GA Magazine Holiday & Winter 2018-19 www.unioncountymag.com Page 11 The Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter is located in Union County, Georgia. This is Fall season, 2018. The Humane Society’s Mountain Shelter would like to thank all of our donors for the past 31 years of support. Through your donations and items donated to our two thrift stores, our shelter has grown into a beautiful facility, enabling us to give unwanted, surrendered and orphaned animals a loving, warm and safe place to live until their forever home arrives. Our loving staff provides on a daily basis: food, gentle playtime and all the love they can give to these creatures that have arrived at our facility. Some of the animals arrive at the shelter having been abused and neglected. That changes completely from “day one” upon arrival. The staff always puts the animals first and gives each animal the best care and loving attention they possibly can. Ed Philo, our Thrift Stores manager has done a wonderful job overseeing our stores, located in Hiawassee and Blairsville. Nancy Davey manages the Hiawassee Thrift store and is always having fun with her creative sales. These stores accept donations By Lisa McConnell Collins Humane Society Executive Director Mon-Sat 10-4. The proceeds from the store sales goes right back into the budget for the care of the animals. Great benefits come to our members to include: 10% off all purchases from our Thrift Stores! A membership allows you to avoid the crowds and be allowed to enter the store 30 minutes prior to opening, on any of the Thrift store advertised sales. One of the most exciting sale the stores has is the famous 3 day bag sale. All select items that you can get in a grocery bag is yours for only $5.00. This sale is always the last 3 business days of each month. Another fun and exciting sale is the “Dollar Day” sale. On this day, anything that is marked $1.01-$9.99 will be sold for $1.00! Yes, that is right, just $1.00! Watch facebook for sale notifications. Our largest fundraiser for the year is our annual “Puttin on the Dog” event. This event raises several thousand dollars each year. It is an evening of good food & drinks with live and silent auction items to bid on. Stay tuned for information on the upcoming 2019 event! We encourage our communities to visit our shelter. If you are unable to adopt, you could sponsor an animal or help spread the word about our wonderful facility. Come see our, Dawg House (used for birthdays and humane educational programs) and enjoy one of the best views in Union County. All of our animals that are adopted out, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, tested for heartworms, leukemia and aids and microchipped. Donations help offset the cost that is not recouped from our low adoption fees. This Holiday Season, please come www.janebaerrealty.com Lo uise Mc Taggart Associate Broker * Phoenix Club mountaineer@brmemc.net Licensed in Georgia & North Carolina May your Christmas be filled with all things that make this time of year so special. You have made this year special to us. by the shelter for our annual, “Angel Tree for the Animals”, event. Treats and toys are placed under the Christmas tree for each animal to choose the item of their choice. One by one the staff brings the animal out to choose their prize. It is a very heartfelt event. HSMS is able to do this thanks to our generous community which provides these treats, toys, blankets, etc. for this Christmas blessing! Please stop in for a visit, become a volunteer, or simply come to pet an animal! We will love it and they will too! www.pawsga.org Residential  Commercial Homesites  Acreage 287 Gainesville Highway Blairsville, GA 30512 706-781-3843 Lisa McConnell Collins, Executive Director mtnshelter@yahoo.com Kidz Clubs at the Dawg House Adoptions for Lost & Found Service cats & dogs include Pet Adoption spay / neuter, Pet Sponsorship micro-chipping, Foster Program current vaccinations, Community Service deworming, defleaing 129 Bowling Gap Circle at Highway 515 East Blairsville, GA Thrift Stores Mountain Shelter Humane Society Blairsville Thrift Store Hiawassee Thrift Store 125 Wellborn Street Blairsville, Ga 1620 Hwy. 76, Suite 10 Hiawassee, Ga 706.745.0033 706.896.7548 706-835-6406 SERVING ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS photo/NormC Ed Philo, Thrift Stores Manager