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The Ava Area Animal Welfare League Junior met December 7 in Karen Davis’ room at the Ava R-1 schools.
Members in attendance were: Pat Patton, Marilyn Alms, Ali Hall, Karen Davis, Brandy Johnson, Paul McKee, Mary Chipps, Lynda Clouse, Lane Clouse, Erin Clouse, and Barbara Andrus.
New members were introduced and members talked briefly about the furry (or feathered) friends that live with them.
Our guess speaker was Ali Hall and Lucky Charm (“Lucky” is a beautiful two year old corgi and black lab mix). Ali and Lucky demonstrated several commands learned in the 4H dog training classes.
Ali and Lucky showed us some basic obedience commands, some tricks and agility skills. Ali and Lucky have won several awards as a team in many local events.
Ali and Lucky are regular visitors to Ava Place and they have attended the Turkey Trot at Ava Park and Doggy Splash-In at the Ava pool.
Thank you Ali and Lucky! We enjoyed your presentation.
The organization discussed several animal topic publications available to the public including “The Conservationist” and “Xplor” which are available for free from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
We talked about upcoming fundraising projects in which we will be involved including the collection of recyclable printer ink cartridges and collecting Best Choice labels.
The next meeting will be January 11, 2011 (weather permitting) at 3:30 p.m. in Mrs. Davis’ room.
The AAAWLJ is a non-profit community organization promoting pet health and the well being for the animals in our area. We promote humane farming and breeding practices, conscientious hunting and harvesting of wildlife, and spay/neuter programs for domestic pets.
Please remember to keep your pets safe this holiday season and keep a warm dry area for your pet with plenty of fresh water available.
Donations are always welcomed and can be made to AAAWLJ, PO Box 1885, Ava, MO 65608.
Look for our donation cans in area businesses.
We invite all students in grades 5-12 and adult community members to join us anytime at our meetings. Have a safe holiday season with your pets and loved ones.