Second Hope Circle's January 2015 Newsletter.
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It's a New Year!

We've got some resolutions to share 

1. Complete our best ever World Spay Day campaign… we're aiming to connect with every vet clinic in Ontario and invite them to participate in spay day initiatives on the 24th of February. Read more here!

2. Transition to a new and improved website by Spring. Want to help? Web developers can inquire at about volunteering!

3. Have a fundraising calendar contest in May. (We'll need your cute photos to fill the Calendar!)

4. Grow our 2 travelling programs to increase their impact, the Travelling Library and Travelling Closet.

5. Assist in finding 25 foster and adoptive homes for hard to place pets in Ontario this year!

6. Release printable colouring sheets for kids on our website and aim to complete an entire educational colouring book by November 2015. 

We Need Volunteers!

This year is going to be our busiest and best yet and we're going to need help to make it happen! Did you know that if you could commit even 1 hour per week, it will make a huge impact! Email for information about how to volunteer!

Current volunteer jobs available:

Web Development Volunteer - Help out with the creation of our new website. Hone your skills and get great experience working on a volunteer team! Email

Colouring Book Volunteer - We need people who can draw or write and people who work with kids for this one! We want to first release several colouring book pages and then by November release an entire colouring book focused on promoting special needs pets! 

Organization Liaison - Are you patient, independent and have good email skills? Help our member organizations keep up to date on posting their special needs pets to our website for less than 1 hour per week. You'll be assigned to one organization and work with them to keep their information and photos current. A super important job that will help get even more pets adopted! Minimum 6 month commitment preferred.

Pets of the Month Volunteer - Once a month connect and work with the randomly selected member organizations to feature chosen 'pets of the month'. You'll need to be comfortable emailing and (rarely) talking on the phone with 4 organizations to get information and photos from them to fill out the provided template. Pets of the month and organization of the month profiles are posted the 1st of every month so you'll need to work within a deadline. 3-5 hour time commitment per month. Highlighting pets increases their adoption chances!

Educational Program Volunteer - Assist with one of our educational programs through management, advertising, fundraising or content creation! It's a great way to get experience running a campaign, working with or managing other volunteers and creating an impact report. Not to mention helping to provide humane education experiences for the public! Ongoing campaigns include Kijiji Out Reach, The Travelling Library, Safe Sun Campaign and our educational fact sheets. 

Photography Volunteer - We need photographers who can take great photos of pets to help us with our Travelling Closet program. We'll match you to an organization in your area that needs help getting photos of their adoptable pets. To help you out you'll be provided with super cute costumes and props! Requirements include your own transportation and camera equipment, patience working with animals and teaching the organization some tips and tricks. Cute and beautiful photos help pets find homes!

2014 Stats

Let's take a look at what happened in 2014!

1. We raised $730 for our programs (because of YOU!)

2. World Spay Day promotion campaign resulted in 10 spay and neuters from contacted veterinarians! 

3. Assisted with the transportation of 8 mice to their new home!

4. Grew our Guelph Lost Pets page to over 400 supporters with lost pet reports that come in daily

5. Became a registered nonprofit organization!

6. Created 2 new programs - The Travelling Closet and Travelling Library to help participating organizations get great photos of their pets and provide free humane education to the public respectively 

7. We had 24,000 people visit our website in 2014!

8. Published a free comprehensive list of over 500 animal organizations currently helping in Ontario!

Thanks for reading!
                  Kimberley Richards
                  Project Director and Founder
Interested in helping animals through fostering this year? 

We'll be happy to help connect you to organizations that could use your help! 

Not sure if it's right for you? Get answers from a foster parent! Contact our project director Kimberley for answers to all your questions.
Ivy is being fostered in Guelph Ontario through Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. She would love to find a calm home where she can get pats and playtime! She has a heart murmur but that isn't holding her back! Adopt me!
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If you foster for one of our member organizations and your foster pet is on our website… we'd love to hear from you! Send us photos of your foster and we'll re-share them on instagram to help them find a home!
Peggy is a sweet, young and rambunctious girl that gets along great with cats, kids and dogs. In fact she would love a doggie playmate in her new home! She previously broke her leg and it healed incorrectly so she may a look a little different, but luckily it doesn't effect her at all! Located in London Ontario with Paws United Dog Rescue. Adopt me!
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Fluffy is a super cute chinchilla being fostered in Mississauga Ontario with Canadian Chinchilla Rescue. She sometimes 'fur chews' but luckily it isn't something that affects her health wise! She would love to find a loving home with lots of one on one attention. Adopt me!
Rusty is an older boy that is FIV+. Luckily this doesn't stop him from being an attention seeking cutie! He's able to sleep through anything and enjoys hanging out with people and other cats. Located in Toronto with North Toronto Cat Rescue! Adopt me!
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