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PSM May 2015 FB
 
The May flowers are already blooming and so is The Haven™ with lots of adorable cats and dogs.  In a concerted effort to find homeless pets a life-long loving home, The Haven™ will hold an adoption at Pet Supermarket in Daphne (next to Publix), on Saturday, May 2 from 11am to 3pm.  They will be showcasing their cuddly, available cats and dogs, most of which have been pulled from local municipal shelters.  

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Back in Black 2015 FB

The Haven, a local no-kill animal shelter, is joining forces with animal welfare agencies nationwide to offer a pet adoption promotion, “Back in Black”, during April.
 
Last year, The Haven helped over 600 homeless cats and dogs find loving homes. According to the agency's Executive Director Mike Graham, about 20% of these animals are black. “These pets are often overlooked in shelters due to no fault of their own," said Graham.  "People looking for a pet are often overwhelmed by the selection and the darker the fur the higher the chance these ebony cuties will remain unadopted. We hope this promotion will turn that around.”

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Spring Yard Sale 2015 Facebook

Cold has gripped the nation including those living in the south. It’s easy to think that this cold will never end, but spring will soon be here and, if you haven’t yet started organizing, sorting and purging, now is the time. The Haven has a venue for those who not only would like to declutter their home, but also help a good cause. The public is invited to mark their calendar for The Haven Resale Shop’s Spring yard sale on Saturday, April 25, from 8am to 1pm. Located next to Fairhoper’s Park in downtown Fairhope, the shop is accepting donations for this upcoming yard sale from now through April 23.

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When a person thinks of a dog or a cat many things come to mind. A pet's undying love for humankind has always been a defining characteristic. That love can have a unique effect on a child with autism spectrum disorders {ASD}. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. It is one of the fastest growing disorders in the U.S. According to the Center of Disease Control, 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is affected by Autism.
 
A pet's positive energy can increase the positive social behavior of these children, and make socializing with others more comfortable. Whether it be soothing the stress away, or just being there to love, many researchers agree that pets provide the spark that ignites and improves social interaction between many autistic children and their peers or adults. 

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