The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) was the charity of choice for www.YarnMiracle.com
at a recent $1,145 check presentation.
Emily Ivey started her business because of the 2008 recall from lead paint in toys made in China. www.YarnMiracle.com
Cotton Companions or Itty Bitty Buddies are made with organically grown cotton, so you have an adorable, well-made, non-toxic toy for your child to cuddle.
Ivey, who has a degree in Fine Art, has crafted 35 patterns with inspiration from Great Gran who taught her how to knit. Finished toys including bears, monkeys and rabbits are available through her on-line shop, but she has a multitude of patterns for other items such as Halloween spider, carrot toy, afghan, stockings, hat and scarf, men’s vests, women’s sweaters, doll clothes, Christmas ornaments, socks and happy birthday throws.
items are made in Bay Minette, although Ivey did North Pole contract work. Ivey is active with the Alabama Knitter Association, Handmade Toy Alliance and Etsy for Animals (EFA). EFA is a collective of 248 artists and craftspeople who sell their work through Etsy.com, a handmade and vintage marketplace. Last October , BARC! was selected their Charity of the Month.
Ivey’s family proudly models the custom clothing and toys on her website. YarnMiracle.com is a “Purr-Furred” vendor featured on www.BaldwinHumane.org
. BARC! gets $10 donation from the larger items and $5 from the smaller ones. Custom order slots for Easter toys are now available by calling
“The Ivey family loves animals and they have fostered for us” remarked Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director. “We are so impressed with Emily’s time and talent with knitting parlaying into donations for animal rescue.”
BARC! is a no-kill adoption agency (rather than a shelter) established in 1979. To foster, adopt, volunteer or donate call 251.928.4585.
PICTURED: Emily Ivey and her daughter Ellie present a $1,145 check from YarnMiracle.com for animal rescue to BARC! Executive Director Sonja Presley.
SouthPaws Pet Spa will be open during the Fairhope Merchant's annual Open House from 1 to 5 p.m., November 20, 2011. Visitors will have an opportunity to participate in a Christmas Open House and the Summer Santa Photo's fundraiser for the Baldwin County Humane Society.
Pets and people are welcome to have pictures taken with Summer Santa. The suggested donation for one 8-by-10 photograph is $15. Donations benefit the Baldwin County Humane Society’s no-kill, foster adoption program. Photo opportunities are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Christmas Open House includes a chance to preview SouthPaws’ holiday merchandise and learn about holistic foods and products. The Pet Spa’s retail space offers Solid Gold health food and treats and supplement products, as well as natural grooming products for pets, training collars, leashes and gift items for the special people and puppies. Supporting Merchants on Bancroft are Honey Baked Ham, Rosie Bluum, & Spa Blue. Walgreens Photo Center will donate one 8 x 10 photo, additional photos can be purchased at the time photos are picked up at Walgreens Photo Center.
SouthPaws Pet Spa also offers a complete line of grooming services and training, based on individual needs: particular psychology, background, breed, traits and lifestyle of human companion. Owner/trainer/groomer Lynn Post-Anderson has 40 years of experience with pet styling, behavior modification and nutrition counseling.
For more information, contact SouthPaws Pet Spa, 6 S. Bancroft St., Fairhope, at
251-928-0759. Contact Lynn Anderson at SouthPawsPetSpa@gmail.com, Facebook at SouthPawsPetSpa orSouthPawsPetSpa.com
TEAM EFA CHOSES BARC! AS CHARITY OF THE MONTH
Etsy for Animals is a collective of 248 artists and craftspeople who sell their work through Etsy.com, a handmade and vintage marketplace. In addition to the animal advocacy groups we support individually through our shops, we also select a Charity of the Month as the focus of out team fundraising. For October 2011, the Charity of the Month is the Baldwin County Humane Society! For the month of October, all items found on Etsy by searching for 'team efa cotm' will have some percentage of the profit donated to BARC!
For more information about Etsy for Animals visit http://artistshelpinganimals.com) and blog (etsyforanimals.blogspot.com/). To discover member shops and items that will benefit BARC!, visit Etsy.com and search for 'team efa cotm'
BARC! would like to thank Emily Ivey with Yard Miracle for arranging this. http://yarnmiracle.com
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE'VE ADDED A THIRD DAY OF PET PORTRAITS ON SUNDAY, AUG 14, 2011.
For an appointment call 251.971.8585 or stop by Petsense Factory Direct Store at the Tanger Outlet in Foley, a pet lovers paradise that always welcomes leashed pets.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE BOOKED SOLID
The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is once again partnering with Pet Portrait Network for fundraisers August 12 and 13, 2011.
For a $25 donation to BARC! you get an 8x10 portrait of your choice from the 30-minute photo session with various backgrounds and props.
“We are paying homage to the role companion dogs and cats play in our lives with a full color 11” x 20” glossy 2012 calendar that will have 73 pictures (no advertisements) and include names of pets and owners” stated Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director. “We are now accepting pictures from the public for our calendar fundraiser and Hamp Johnston, owner of Pet Portrait Network, is allowing people to use his professional photographs.”
To make an appointment for Friday, August 12, call 251.928.0750 or stop by Southpaws Pet Spa on 4 Bancroft Street in Fairhope. For an appointment on Saturday, August 13 call 251.971.8585 or stop by Petsense Factory Direct Store at the Tanger Outlet in Foley, a pet lovers paradise that always welcomes leashed pets.
BARC! is a no-kill adoption agency (rather than a shelter). They are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit established in 1979; they were the first and remain the only county-wide animal welfare agency. Its goal is to eliminate the number of abused and abandoned pets through spay/neuter, education, rescue and adoption.
For more information call the office at 251.928.4585.
Due to popular demand, the Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is partnering again with Pet Portrait Network for a fundraiser.
On April 2, 2011, the professional backdrops and props will be at Petsense at the Tanger Outlet in Foley.
For a $25 donation to BARC! you get an 8x10 portrait of your choice from the 30-minute photo session.
“Hamp Johnston, the photographer, is amazing!” declared Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director. “He has the patience of Job and he coaxes the animals into the best poses, even if its 5 dogs or 4 cats like we had at our recent pet portrait fundraiser.”
Cory Stanfield, Petsense Manager, remarked “The entire $25 donation goes to BARC! which helps them to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals. Petsense Factory Direct Store is a pet lovers paradise and always welcomes leashed pets.”
To make an appointment, call 971.8585 or stop by Petsense at the Tanger Outlet in Foley.
BARC! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit was established in 1979 which makes them the oldest animal welfare agency in Baldwin County.
BARC! is partnering with Pet Portrait Network and Southpaws Pet Spa for a fundraiser on February 18, 2011. For a $25 donation to BARC! you get an 8x10 portrait of your choice from the 30-minute photo session with various backgrounds and props. Other portraits are available at reasonable prices if you want to order something in addition to your 8x10 that is included in the donation. “The entire $25 donation goes to us” stated Sonja Presley, BARC! Executive Director. “Hamp Johnston, owner of Pet Portrait Network, is volunteering his time and resources. Lynn Anderson, owner of Southpaws Pet Spa, is allowing us to put the professional backdrop and props in the front of the store so its convenient for pet owners.” To make an appointment, call 928.0750 or stop by Southpaws Pet Spa on 4 Bancroft Street in Fairhope.
Metal Sculpture of "Colleen" walking 5 dogs is on display at the BARC! Office. Dino Kotopoulis, creator of joyous and whimsical art, has been gifting the world with his unique graphics, films, paintings and metal sculptures that delight the eye and sing to the soul. More of his dog/cat sculptures are on display at Fairhope Salon & Spa on De La Mare Ave.
Dino said his inspiration was a lady in Seaside, FL. Dino is going to donate a portion of the proceeds to BARC! Pictured from left: Dino with Gidget, Jim Moudy, Owner/Manager of Fairhope Salon & Spa, and Michelle Meurer with Tikka.
At the First Friday Artwalk bring a donation to the BARC! Pet Food Pantry to Fairhope Salon & Spa and get a coupon for 20% any service. Visit www.FairhopeSalon.com
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Whenever someone opens a BBVA Compass Bank checking account, the organization code for BARC is listed then the bank pays $20 to BARC. Read about their recent donation.