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Every year The Haven can offer second chances for homeless and neglected cats and dogs Giving Tuesday 2016 Artwork for Mass Emailthanks to our supporters. This year, over 550 sweet and loving cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies has found loving homes. This is a 56% increase compared to this same time last year. Please support our efforts by making a tax-deductible donation today

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY AND THE HAVEN
ANNOUNCE “HOME FOR THE PAWLIDAYZ” PET ADOPTIONS
For the second year, a generous donor will sponsor free pet adoptions
from Black Friday through Cyber Monday  
 
Fairhope, AL - Best Friends Animal Society is pleased to announce that a generous corporate donor will again sponsor pet adoptions this holiday season, helping homeless animals right here in our community. Beginning on Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, adopters will have the opportunity to bring home a Home for the Pawlidazs Nov 25-28 2016dog or cat for free through the Pawlidayz initiative. The company has pledged to donate a total of $1.25 million to Best Friends Animal Society.
 
Every day across the United States, 9,000 animals are euthanized simply because they don’t have a place to call home. It is Best Friends’ goal to see 9,000 dogs and cats adopted between Friday, November 25 and Monday, November 28. During one of the busiest shopping times of the year, Best Friends and The Haven, Baldwin County's no-kill animal shelter, encourage potential adopters to spread holiday cheer and take the time to make a difference in the life of an animal by providing a dog or cat with a forever home. More than 115 shelters, rescues and humane organizations across the United States, including The Haven, will participate in the initiative, allowing adopters nationwide the opportunity to save a furry friend this holiday season. The Haven is an active partner in Best Friends No More Homeless Pets® Network which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.
 
“We’re excited to be a part of this wonderful holiday promotion for the second year...

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The average pet owner thinks about their pet within minutes of waking, often because of a meowed request for kibble or a bark to indicate it's time for a walk. They are a priority in a pet owner's day, but are often forgotten when planning for the future.

"We make assumptions about our furry family members, maybe because it's something we'd rather not think about. Kyla KelimWe tell ourselves someone would step in to take care of them, but that is leaving their future to chance. Pet ownership comes with costs and responsibilities, and should be as much a part of our estate planning as our other responsibilities," said Michael Graham, executive director at The Haven No-Kill Animal Shelter. 

"I would estimate the number of requests I have had to include a pet in planning is a fraction of a percent, which is alarming, considering the huge number of requests I get for assistance in rehoming a beloved pet by the family after death," states Kyla Kelim, attorney with Aging in Alabama elder law firm and keynote speaker for this event. "In one hundred percent of those cases, I am positive it is not what the pet owner envisioned or desired, so it's a sad situation that can be easily avoided with some common sense, simple planning,” she added.

To help pet owners plan for the future, The Haven is offering a free estate planning seminar from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, November 4, at Westminster Village,500 Spanish Fort Blvd in Spanish Fort. Kyla Kelim will assist pet owners in planning for the future in the event their furry family member outlives them.

A complimentary lunch will be provided by Mary Ann's Deli & Catering, but participants must register before noon, Thursday, November 3 by calling 251-929-2494 or by emailing their name and contact number to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it