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Meet and Greet our Beneficiaries

By: Linda Vanderlaand



The Celebration of Pets Foundation had its first annual meeting with the beneficiaries of the funds that are raised and donated during the year at our events. The meeting was held at “The Gourmet” Sandwich and Coffee House, 3921 US HWY 76 Suite #4, Young Harris, GA. Candace Little John, owner, served an appetizing display of specialty meats and cheeses, a temptingly delicious cake was also available to satisfy the sweet tooth.

It was a” get to know you event” and to learn firsthand of the needs of each rescue group that serve our counties of Hayesville, Warne, Union, Cherokee, and Towns county. Their needs are great!


If you have a passion for rescue work of our feral cats and unwanted dogs. There is a place for you. You no longer just need to dream about it you can put your hands to work whether through financial help or being a volunteer at one of the rescues. Listed below is contact information for the rescues that we support and what their critical needs are:


  • The Clay County Chamber of Commerce will be a drop off point for pet food. Address 96 Sanderson St, Downtown Hayesville


  • Operation Pup -needs volunteers and monetary donation


  • Cast Off Pet Rescue-Needs volunteers for the thrift store. Contact Debbie Maggio 706-487-4539


  • New Digs for Dogs needs foster homes contact-Terry Drinkert-828-837-0521


  • PAWS Working Dogs-support for new trainers-volunteers for foster homes Ed Able 706-716-9990


  • Valley River HS-Volunteers at their thrift store-Leashes, harness, collars, contact Kirsty Waller 828-837-2304


  • Lucky Paws Cat Rescue-People to help with fostering and trapping


  • Whiskers Project-Volunteers to help with trapping, neutering and release (TNR) and foster homes contact 888-872-9330


We all like to make a difference in this world. Maybe this is your opportunity. Opportunity comes at you head on, its your chance. If you do not reach out and grab it, it will pass you by and be lost to you forever.

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