The Ahimsa House outreach program is a testament to the importance of community. Even with a small staff, we are dedicated to having a strong presence at rescue events and weekend festivals of all sorts because we know that without our community, we wouldn’t be able to assist victims of domestic violence all over Georgia! Tabling and speaking on a regular basis have allowed our services to grow— and we couldn’t even imagine how successful we would be. This week, over 15 animals entered our program. That’s incredible! Those animals will be cared for, transported, and fostered by volunteers and partnering agencies that we meet while at outreach events. We really can’t thank ALL of our partners enough for all that they allow us to accomplish!
This past weekend, Neil and I took a drive up to Canton, GA for an event put on by one of our partner agencies, Riverstone Animal Hospital. Paws in the Pavement is their first-ever 5k, and they were so generous as to donate the proceeds to Ahimsa House! The morning was a little overcast but that did not dampen anyone’s spirits. Over a hundred runners and their dogs came out from Canton and far away to come together and run. The morning couldn’t have gone smoother and everyone had a ton of fun! Lauren and Barry, two wonderful Ahimsa House volunteers, and I spoke to a lot of people about our services, and many people signed on to get involved. And we grow!
To top off such a great morning, for the first time we showed off our fancy new outreach gear generously donated by The Corporate Shop. Check out our beautiful new tent (with an Ahimsa House logo on all four sides!), updated banners, table runner, and, of course, embroidered suitcase to hold all of the great stuff that goes out on the outreach displays!
Thank you so much to The Corporate Shop and to Riverstone Animal Hospital for their generosity and commitment to Ahimsa House!