Disaster Preparedness: What To Do in the Event of An Emergency

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When disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, floods, or fires strike a community, the impact reaches not only people but also resident livestock and companion animals. The impact on animals can include animals getting stranded and needing rescue, or permanent separation of companion animals from their owners or fosters.

Recent disasters highlighted the need for emergency response plans that include provisions for pet evacuations and to communicate relevant information to our fosters and volunteers. It is important for the Animal Emergency Preparedness Plan to be flexible and scalable, providing the protocols needed in the event of any disaster.

What To Do in the Event of An Emergency

If you have to evacuate please take all pets in the home, including foster pets. If it’s not safe for you to remain in your home, then it is not safe for the pets in your home to remain either.

Evacuate early. Don’t wait for an emergency evacuation order. Evacuating before conditions become severe will keep everyone safer and make the process less stressful.

Be Prepared!

1.    Check for and prevent any hazards that may already exist in your home such as:

  • Propane tanks – ensure they are safely kept
  • Monitor candles and heat emitting appliances such as ovens, stove, or clothes iron
  • Don’t overload electrical outlets
  • Test smoke alarms frequently to ensure they are in working order
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher and learn how to use it
  • Prevent carbon monoxide leaks by having your HVAC system, water heater, and other appliances that use gas, oil, or coal serviced by a professional every year
  • Make sure to always keep anything that gives off heat at least 3 feet away from flammable materials or items
  • If you have a fireplace, make sure your chimney is checked and cleaned by a professional once a year. Use a metal or glass screen that is large enough to prevent escaping embers
  • Check the testing labels on all major appliances that indicate you purchased them in safe working order. You may not find testing labels on older appliances, so consider whether it’s time to replace them or have them checked by a professional.
  • Avoid cluttering debris or junk near a furnace, heater or nay heat source

2.    Make sure that all information on identification tags and microchips are current and that both include your cell phone number and the contact information of a backup contact.

3.    Prepare a disaster kit that includes:

  • Food & water for at least 5 days
  • Bowls
  • Manual can opener
  • Medications and vet records
  • Litter, litter boxes and/or poopie bags
  • Harnesses, collars with tags (preferably martingale collars so your dog can't "back out" of the collar in fear), leashes and crates/carriers

4.    In the event another foster home is needed, write down anything a temporary foster may need to know about your pet(s) and foster pet(s) including behavior, feeding times, any medical issues, medication, etc.

5.    Develop an evacuation transport plan including where pets will immediately go in an emergency (car, neighbor’s house, etc). Determine the number of crates or carriers needed, and an emergency destination (Red Cross or FEMA shelter, family or friend’s house, vet’s office, etc.). 

  • Contact hotels/motels that are at least 50 miles from you to see if they take pets during an emergency.
  • Other essential supplies to store in a secure room in the home:
    • Nonperishable food
    • Bottled water
    • Battery-powered radios
    • First-aid supplies
    • Flashlights
    • Batteries
    • Duct tape
    • Plastic sheeting
    • Plastic garbage bags

Fires and Emergency Situations in the Home

In the event of a fire or emergency situation, call 9-1-1 immediately! Then:

  • Notify all people in your home as soon as possible by sounding any form of alarm- air horn, whistle, smoke alarm, or verbal.
  • Provide instructions to all occupants of the home as to where to exit and where to go once they exit the home. 
  • Once all occupants including pets in the home are safe and emergency personnel have arrived on the scene, contact a friend or family member to notify them of the emergency and your location. Also provide an alternate contact number for anyone who is with you.
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Under no circumstances should you attempt to fight a fire that has passed the incipient stage (that which can be put out with a single fire extinguisher), nor should you attempt to enter a burning building to conduct search and rescue. These actions should be left to emergency services professionals who have the necessary training, equipment, and experience (such as the fire department or emergency medical professionals). Untrained individuals may endanger themselves and/or those they are trying to rescue.

Evacuation Routes

Develop an evacuation route plan of your home, assign a Designated Assembly Area or Evacuation Site for your home.

  • Designated Assembly Area (DAA) is an outside location at least 50 feet from the building, away from roads and walkways used by emergency vehicles
  • Evacuation Site (ES) a building in close proximity to the evacuated building that will provide protection from the weather or other elements in the case of a prolonged evacuation.

If an emergency occurs while at home or work, local emergency personnel will instruct and direct you to the nearest DAA or ES.

Discuss all emergency evacuation plans with all members of your household.

  • Appoint 1-2 people responsible for evacuation assistance in your home.
  • In the event that a fire/emergency alarm is sounded or instructions for evacuation are given:
    • Everyone should immediately exit the premises/building(s) at the nearest exits, as shown in the escape route
    • Meet as soon as possible at the Designated Assembly Area.
    • The people responsible for evacuation are to check all rooms for occupants and pets. 
    • Once a room has been checked and cleared, close the door to that room, but leave it unlocked. This will decrease the chances of a fire spreading.
    • Leave home exit doors open to allow any pets that may remain to escape to the outdoors. If you must, break a window to the room where you think pets may be hiding.

Securing Property and Equipment

In the event that evacuation of the premises is necessary make sure that gas mains, electricity breaker boxes and water mains are shut off.  Determine who in your home will be responsible for shutting off this equipment in your home.

Accounting for members of your household after an evacuation

Once a home evacuation has occurred to an evacuation site, an adult should account for each person and pet that was in the home and report this to emergency personnel.

Home Evacuation Re-entry

Once your home has been evacuated, do not re-enter it for any reason. All members of the home should remain at the Designated Assembly Areas or Evacuation Sites until the fire department or other emergency response agency notifies you that either it is safe to re-enter, or if relocation to a new location is discussed and determined.

Sheltering in Place: When not to evacuate

In the event of an emergency where, authorities may determine that is safer to remain where you are rather than to evacuate such as when chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants have been released into the environment in such quantity and/or proximity to the your home, please do the following:

  • Immediately lock exterior doors and close windows, doggy doors, and air vents.
  • Turn off, seal, or disable all fans, heating and air conditioning systems, and clothes dryers, especially those systems that automatically provide for exchange of inside air with outside air.
  • If there is a danger of explosion, close the window shades, blinds, or curtains.
  • Ensure all pets are inside.

If you have a room you can designate as a "safe room," put your emergency supplies in that room in advance. A safe room is a room that has no windows or exposure to the outside such as a walk-in closet, bathroom, basement or underground shelter.  Bring all supplies listed above (pet crate and supplies, any medications and a supply of pet food and water inside watertight containers, along with your other emergency supplies.) If there is an open fireplace, vent, pet door or similar opening in the house, close it off with plastic sheeting and strong tape.

Write down the names of everyone in the home and inform emergency personnel outside of the building of who is in the room. Listen to the radio, monitor TV, phone or check Facebook updates. Do not come out until you know it's safe and have been instructed to do so by emergency personnel.

Reporting Emergency Situations

All emergency situations must be reported as soon as possible. Emergency situations may include but are not limited to fires, earthquakes, floods, vehicle accidents during animal transport, injuries incurred by human or animal from bites and animal injuries incurred during physical exercise.

We want to ensure all members of your home are safe and accounted for in case of an emergency - both people and pets. For more information and tips on emergency situations, please visit the Red Cross and FEMA web sites. Also, please contact your local animal shelter and discuss their emergency plans for animal evacuations. You should also contact neighbors, family and friends to discuss emergency plans.

 

PAW PRINTS IN THE SAND LAUNCHES THE ‘FROM SHELTER TO SERVICE’ PROGRAM WITH THE PATRIOTIC SERVICE DOG FOUNDATION

The Organizations Will Work Together to Help Wounded Veterans While Reducing Shelter Overpopulation

Newport Beach, Calif., - February 21, 2017 – Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization, today announced it has teamed with the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation on its new ‘From Shelter to Service’ Program. The program is designed to rescue eligible dogs from high kill shelters that are at risk of euthanasia and train them to become service dogs for combat veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Once an eligible dog is rescued, Paw Prints in the Sand will provide medical care and sterilization as needed prior to a dog entering the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation’s training program.

An estimated 460,000 veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war alone, struggle with PTSD or TBI, which can lead to sleeplessness, depression, anger, anxiety and isolation. Furthermore, more than 3.9 million dogs enter our nation’s shelter system on an annual basis. 1.2 million of those dogs are euthanized. The goal of this program is to help reduce those numbers and help those who need it most.

“We have always been dedicated to reducing shelter overpopulation, but felt that we could always do more,” stated Kelly Reeves, president of Paw Prints in the Sand. “When the opportunity to work with the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation presented itself, we didn’t hesitate to jump on board. The work Tom and his team do for our veterans is nothing short of amazing and gives us the opportunity to save more lives- both humans and dogs.”

“Every day, 22 of our nation’s heroes take their own lives due to the effects of PTSD and TBI. This is unconscionable for America- the world’s greatest nation,” said Tom Tackett, founder of the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation. “Aligning with Paw Prints in the Sand will better our respective efforts to reduce the unfortunate numbers that we are fighting against.”

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly towards the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on Facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About Patriotic Service Dog Foundation
Patriotic Service Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on serving our veterans by raising awareness for their needs and providing Service Dogs to those who may benefit from long-term mental and physical assistance. Through the efforts of Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, wounded veterans are matched with highly trained and skilled Service Dogs that allow their new partners to become more independent, self-confident, and comfortable with life outside of the military. Our close-knit community of volunteers and professional trainers work alongside deserving veterans to develop lasting and meaningful bonds with dogs that provide so much more than just companionship. For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.patrioticservicedogfoundation.org or on Facebook.

 

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PAW PRINTS IN THE SAND ANIMAL RESCUE JOINS THE NBC4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND TELEMUNDO 52 CLEAR THE SHELTERS EVENT

The Animal Rescue Will Host an Adoption Event at the Petco in Brea and Reduce Kitten Adoption Fees to $20.00* During the Annual Adoption Drive on July 23rd

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – July 18, 2016– Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization announced today it has partnered with NBC4 Southern California / KNBC and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA for the annual Clear the Shelters (Desocupar los Albergues) pet adoption campaign on Saturday, July 23rd.

This year’s Clear the Shelters event comes after last year’s highly successful inaugural effort, which resulted in over 2,500 pets finding new homes in Southern California.  In honor of this initiative, from now until July 23rd, Paw Prints in the Sand will reduce adoption fees for adoptable kittens to $20.00*.  The rescue will also host an adoption event on Saturday July 23rd from 11- 3 at the Petco in Brea, located at 2500 Imperial Highway, Brea, CA 92821.

“Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abused, abandoned, stray and neglected companion animals,” said Kelly Reeves, co-founder and president of Paw Prints in the Sand. “We are thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary initiative by NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 to help mobilize communities in. S. California, promote pet adoption and find these very deserving animals wonderful forever homes.”

Clear the Shelters is designed help address the overcrowding at animal shelters in the Southland and raise awareness about the benefits of adopting from a local shelter or rescue organization. The Clear the Shelters initiative spearheaded by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, will team up more than 40 local NBC and Telemundo television stations with hundreds of animal shelters from all across the country to find new homes for thousands of homeless pets.  Specifically, 11 NBC-owned stations, 17-owned Telemundo stations, the regional news network necn, and more than 20 NBC affiliate stations will partner with more than 300 animal shelters in more than 30 markets across the United States and Puerto Rico.

In 2015, 20,000 animals were adopted nationwide through an unprecedented partnership between the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and hundreds of animal shelters across the country and in Puerto Rico. The nationwide day of action literally emptied dozens of animal shelters across the country and inspired local communities to take action and open their homes to animals in need. Various celebrities and news personalities, including Ellen DeGeneres; Steve Harvey; extra’s Mario Lopez; NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt; Bravo's Andy Cohen; actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, singer and songwriter Rob Thomas; and Telemundo network stars Carmen Villalobos and Sonya Smith among others, joined in Clear the Shelters’ social media effort by posting selfies with their favorite pets.

To learn more about the initiative, visit nbcla.com/cleartheshelters or telemundo52.com/desocuparlosalbergues. The public is encouraged to follow the effort and post pet photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with hashtag #ClearTheShelters @NBCLA and #DesocuparLosAlbergues @Telemundo52. 

*Pure breed kittens are not included in the Clear The Shelters promotion. The $20.00 adoption fee only applies to completed kitten adoptions or adoption commitments made by July 23, 2016. All adoptions are for S. California residents only.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly toward the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on Facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About NBC4 Southern California
NBC4 Southern California is the West Coast flagship station of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, serving the vast region since 1949.  NBC4 produces more than 40 hours each week of local news and weather, and the station features the largest award-winning investigative unit in Southern California.  NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award bestowed on local news, including numerous Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, two national and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award.  NBC4 news is delivered across the main broadcast on channel 4, at www.nbcla.com, and through multiple interactive social media platforms 24/7.  The NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies.

About Telemundo 52 Los Angeles / KVEA
Telemundo 52 / KVEA is Telemundo’s West Coast flagship television station, serving the Spanish-speaking community in the Los Angeles market. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo 52 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers throughout Southern California for nearly 30 years, reaching approximately 10 million viewers in five counties. Viewers turn to Telemundo 52 for breaking news, weather and sports headlines across a variety of platforms, including online at www.Telemundo52.com and via mobile and social media channels. Today, Telemundo 52 produces more than 20 hours of local news and programming each week and demonstrates its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of Southern California.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Paw Prints in the Sand
Kelly Reeves
Kelly@pawprintsinthesand.org
949-769-3663

NBC4 Southern California
Terri Hernandez Rosales
Terri.HernandezRosales@nbcuni.com
818.684.3612

Telemundo 52
Lizette Carbajal
Lizette.Carbajal@nbcuni.com
818.684.5752

 

 

D-LINK SUPPORTS PAW PRINTS IN THE SAND FOR OC GIVING DAY

The Leading Technology Company Will Help Raise Funds for Animals in Need

Newport Beach, Calif., - March 29, 2016 – Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization announced today that it has received the support of D-Link for the second annual #iHeartOC Giving Day, a 30-hour online event that allows individuals to come together as a community and support Orange County based nonprofit organizations.

In an effort to help Paw Prints in the Sand raise funds for its animal rescue initiatives and programs, D-Link will donate 5  Wi-Fi Cameras, which will be raffled to those who make a donation of $50 or more during OC Giving day.

“We are thrilled that D-Link has joined us again to help us raise much needed funds to help homeless pets,” said Kelly Reeves, president of Paw Prints in the Sand. “We are truly grateful for D-Link’s continued support. It means so much to receive help from the local Orange County business community, especially in the underserved area of animal rescue.”

OC Giving Day will begin at 6am on Wednesday April 27, 2016 and end at noon on Thursday April 28, 2016. Secure, tax-deductible donations can be made online at iheartoc.org.

Paw Prints in the Sand and D-Link will also be using specific hashtags including #iheartoc, #unselfie, and #ppits #DLink as a way to find more information about the iHeartOC giving day and making donations.

Paw Prints in the Sand rescues companion animals that need it most – severe medical and behavioral cases, pregnant pets and those who had a litter in the shelter, and senior pets. The organization relies 100% on donations to cover medical expenses, food, and other supplies needed for the pets it saves. It is truly committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming the neediest of animals in need.

If you are interested in joining the Paw Prints in the Sand iHeartOC Giving Day initiative, please visit http://www.iheartoc.org.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly toward the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on Facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit us.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink) or D-Link’s blog (http://blog.dlink.com/).

 

 

 

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PAW PRINTS IN THE SAND JOINS THE #iHeartOC ANNUAL GIVING DAY

The Nonprofit Animal Rescue Aims to Raise Local Awareness While Raising Funds to Help Animals in Need

Newport Beach, Calif., - March 16, 2016 – Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has joined the second annual #iHeartOC Giving Day, a 30-hour online event that allows individuals to come together as a community and support the hard work of Orange County based nonprofit organizations. Hosted by the Orange County Community Foundation, the event also provides OC nonprofits with an opportunity to gain exposure and build meaningful relationships with local donors, volunteers and supporters.

Last year 347 nonprofits participated and came together to raise over $1.8 million. This year the Foundation hopes to exceed those with over 400 participating nonprofits and generate over $2 million in donations in 30 hours.  

“We are a relatively new nonprofit- less than two years old- so it’s vitally important for us to engage with our local community to raise awareness on the issues that we face right here at home: our local kill shelters, animal abuse, abandonment and neglect. And yes, these are issues in Orange County, and we aim to shed light on them and make a difference,” said Kelly Reeves, president of Paw Prints in the Sand.

OC Giving Day will begin at 6am on Wednesday April 27, 2016 and end at noon on Thursday April 28, 2016. Secure, tax-deductible donations can be made online at iheartoc.org.

Paw Prints in the Sand will also be using specific hashtags including #iheartoc, #unselfie, and #ppits as a way to find more information about the iHeartOC giving day and making donations.

Paw Prints in the Sand rescues companion animals that need it most – severe medical and behavioral cases, pregnant pets and those who had a litter in the shelter, and senior pets. The organization relies 100% on donations to cover medical expenses, food, and other supplies needed for the pets it saves. It is truly committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming the neediest of animals in need.

If you are interested in joining the Paw Prints in the Sand iHeartOC Giving Day initiative, please visit http://www.iheartoc.org.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly toward the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on Facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About Orange County Community Foundation
Since 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation has granted over $252 million to local nonprofits and students seeking higher education. Its mission is to positively impact the community while bringing people together to support causes they care about the most.  

About iHeartOC Giving Day
iHeartOC Giving Day is an opportunity for individuals to come together as a community and help support local nonprofit organizations.  The online event brought in over $1.8 million for 347 different participating nonprofits. This year over 400 nonprofits are participating. All donations are tax-deductible and can be made online through a secure server.

 

 

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PAW PRINTS IN THE SAND REACHES GUIDESTAR GOLD

By Reaching Gold, The Animal Rescue Has Achieved the Highest Standard for Nonprofit Impact and Effectiveness by the Nation’s Premiere Nonprofit Database

Newport Beach, Calif., - March xx, 2016 – Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization, has achieved Gold Participation Level in the GuideStar Exchange program.  This is the only program of its kind that encourages and rewards nonprofits for transparency, impact, and legitimacy on a national level. 

“When we started Paw Prints in the Sand, we wanted to be more than just an animal rescue. We wanted to be a non-profit organization that truly makes a difference,” stated Kelly Reeves, president of Paw Prints in the Sand. “We are thrilled to reach Gold status with GuideStar. It is a testament to our dedication to not only saving lives, but to ensure we are operating ethically and truly making an impact.”

In order to earn gold status, Paw Prints in the Sand had to meet the requirements outlined for Bronze and Silver statuses, but also chart impact, strategies, capabilities, indicators, and progress. By reaching gold level participation, Paw Prints in the Sand has provided a credible way to instill trust in the general public, donors, and other organizations in the nonprofit sector.  Meeting these requirements is a demonstration of how Paw Prints in the Sand is truly making a difference.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly towards the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About Guidestar
Guidestar, founded in 1994, is a major information service specializing in reporting on nonprofit companies in the United States. Its mission is “to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.” More simply, the public charity collects, analyzes, and presents information neutrally about different organizations. It also serves to verify that donated funds go where the donor intended and that the recipient is a verified and legitimate organization.  For more information visit http://www.guidestar.org.

 

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Paw Prints in the Sand to Participate in PETCO's National Adoption Weekend

On Saturday, February 13th, Find Your Pet Soul Mate at Petco in Newport Beach

Newport Beach, Calif., -  February 11, 2016 - This Valentine’s Day the Petco Foundation, in partnership with animal welfare organizations across the country, invites you to fall in love with your four-legged soul mate. Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is partnering with the Petco Foundation to play Cupid and find loving homes for adoptable pets during this two-day event. You’re sure to find your sweetheart with more than 20 dogs and cats ready to shower you with hugs, kisses and love!

Who: Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue and the Petco Foundation
When: Saturday, February 13, 11am-3pm

Where: Petco Pet Store 1280 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660
How: Fill out an adoption application at www.pawprintsinthesand.org/adopt or visit our pets at the event.

Paw Prints in the Sand is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming abused, abandoned, neglected, and stray companion animals. Founded in 2013, this organization has already been able to rescue and rehabilitate over 100 animals.

For more information about Paw Prints in the Sand  visit www.pawprintsinthesand.org or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or by using the campaign hashtag, #LoveChangesEverything.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly towards the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $135 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 8,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay/neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved. For more information about the Petco Foundation visit  www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

 

Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Leading Technology Company ViewSonic Will Team with the Rescue with An Employee Donation Match Program

Newport Beach, Calif., - November 24, 2015 – Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Technology giant ViewSonic will join Paw Prints in the Sand in its #GivingTuesday fundraising initiatives with an employee donation match challenge. The company will match every dollar donated by its employees to the rescue.

Paw Prints in the Sand will also be doing #TextTuesday to give supporters an easy way to donate via text. Donors simply text PAWS to 80077 to show their support for animals in need.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and holiday shopping season to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.  

“There is a day dedicated to retail shopping and a day dedicated to cyber shopping, but the holidays aren’t just about deals and discounts. It’s also about giving back, and that’s what #GivingTuesday is all about,” said Kelly Reeves, co-founder and president of Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue. “Our mission is to save animals in need. We are thrilled that ViewSonic will join us this year to help us achieve our fundraising goals, which will ultimately allow us to help more homeless pets.”

“We at ViewSonic have always been committed to giving back to our community,” said Jeff Volpe, president at ViewSonic Corporation. “We believe in the work Paw Prints in the Sand does to help homeless pets, and we are happy to help the organization with its Giving Tuesday initiatives.”  

Those who are interested in joining Paw Prints in the Sand #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://www.pawprintsinthesand.org/events/giving-tuesday, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pawprintsinthesand or text PAWS to 80077.

About Paw Prints in the Sand
Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and rehabilitating abused, abandoned, neglected and stray companion animals. Virtually all donated funds go directly towards the care of the animals. Headquartered in Orange County, California, Paw Prints in the Sand is an all-volunteer, all-foster organization committed to placing animals in loving, responsible, committed forever homes.

Paw Prints in the Sand raises funds through events, donations, and continuing contributions from its supporters. For more information or to make a donation, visit the organizations Web site at www.pawprintsinthesand.org. You can also visit PPITS on facebook and Instagram @PPITSresq, and on Twitter @PPITSRescue

About ViewSonic
Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leading visual solutions provider. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level visual solutions that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. Our products include LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, touch displays, projectors, thin client, zero client and smart displays. To find out more about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com/la.

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on December 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: www.givingtuesday.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
or Twitter at twitter.com/GivingTues

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