PdC Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 will be held on March 22nd. Members of the Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce will be invited to Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter for an Open House. The Chamber of Commerce will take care of all PR. We will need to supply refreshments.
The event is held from 5 – 7 p.m.

Pasta for Pets will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at Huckleberry’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall. More on this to come as we get a bit closer to the date. For now, please save the date. This event includes a Salad, Pasta and Dessert Buffet, Live Auction, Basket Raffle, and a 50/50 Raffle.
We will need people to set up, bake desserts for the Dessert Buffet, bus tables and clean up. We will also need volunteers to provide baskets for the basket raffle or items for the Live Auction. Now is the time to start thinking about putting together a basket, either individually or as a family or group. If you would like to donate a large ticket item (either handcrafted or purchased) or cash to purchase large ticket items for the Live Auction, please reply to this email or contact Bev, Donna, (phone numbers on page 2 or Tina (608-412-0179). Tina will once again be promoting Reserved Tables for Groups.

RABAS Garage Sale – City Wide Garage Sale (April 19, 20 & 21st -half day) – Since we now have a big, beautiful garage, we thought, why not have a garage sale. Please save any items suitable for resale for the garage sale. No junk, please. More information on this to follow as we get a bit closer to April. For now, please start collecting any items you may have. We will not accept garage sale items until we get closer to the dates of the garage sale.

Save Your Shoes For RABAS – Bev wants to try this again, even though everyone else thinks she is crazy. But now that we have our own place, complete with a big garage, shoe collection and storage should be much easier than the first time we did it. Once again, if you are cleaning out closets, please save your gently used shoes, boots, flip-flops, and sandals. They do need to be clean and in good shape. The collection will start in May. The start date has not yet been decided, but it will be after the Garage Sale.

Mothers’ Day Food Stand & Bake Sale at Nelson True Value is set for Friday and Saturday, May 11th and 12th. Again, for now just save the date.

Rooster Andy’s Chicken Q – Jill will check with Rooster Andy’s about available dates.
Painting Party Fundraiser – Brenda suggested a Painting Party. Janet contacted Lynda Coon for more information. Janet will get available dates from Lynda.

Memorial Tile Orders-To date we have received orders for 36 tiles for a profit of $2,988.00. We only need 14 more tile orders before we can place our first order. If you are planning to purchase a tile in memory or in honor of a beloved pet(s) or animal lover, we would appreciate it if you would please consider doing it soon. Tiles can also be inscribed with a family or business name. The engraved tiles make excellent gifts for the animal lover in your life. Cost of a 4x8 tile is $75 and cost of an 8x8 tile is $150. Memorial Tile Orders can easily be placed online by going to our website www.riversandbluffs.org. Click on the link and you will be able to order online using Paypal or print off an order form which can be mailed along with payment to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC, WI 53821. The tiles will be displayed on a large interior wall near the entrance of the animal shelter.

Kwik Trip Gas sales  The sale of these cards can play an important role in funding the monthly
operational costs. The Kwik Trip cards can also be purchased at the shelter. The cards can be used in the store for products or at the pump for gas. A simple swipe at the pump and you will be on your way without waiting plus you will be helping Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter. We make 5% from every gasoline purchase and an additional 10% for every in-store purchase. Kwik Trip Gas Cards make excellent Christmas gifts for that person who has everything or for that student on your gift list. Please support Rivers & Bluffs

Other Ways to Help Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter

Phoneraiser - Please continue to save and donate your old cell phones, smartphones and ink cartridges. They can be dropped off at Tender Care Animal Hospital, Radio Shack or just bring them to a RABAS meeting. Donna, as always thank you for your time and effort in this project.

Schwan’s  – To support RABAS by placing an order from Schwan’s, please visit the following website: https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/31390-rivers-and-bluffs-animal-shelter. Schwan’s will donate 5% of each order placed to RABAS.

Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Please consider either or both of these fundraisers when shopping online from Schwan’s and Amazon. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

An Additional Way to Help Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter can now be done through an automatic ACH withdrawal from your checking or savings account on a regular basis. This automatic withdrawal can be made for any amount and can be done as often s you would like – weekly, monthly, whatever you would like. These regular donations, no matter how big or small, could easily help

Another Way to Help is to purchase supplies when you are out shopping. Things that we will always be in need of include: paper towels, clumping cat litter, bleach, garbage bags, copy paper, envelopes, stamps, and dog and cat toys to name a few things. Before purchasing any large items for the shelter, please check the “Needs List” that can be found on our website or contact Donna or Cheryl

Rivers & Bluffs Tee Shirts and Caps are available for purchase at the shelter. If you would like one, contact Staci, Bev or Donna.