Yappy Hour at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club
Join us for Yappy Hour at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club, Thursday November 3rd from 6-8pm at the Oyster Deck.
Yappy Hour is a great opportunity to meet other dog lovers and to socialize your pet. We accept donations at each Yappy Hour for RAIN (Rescuing Animals in Nassau).
We are a pet loving community here on Amelia Island and Nassau County Florida. Besides several Humane Societies there are a number of other pet adoption and rescue organizations such as Cat’s Angels , Meemaw’s Place , Stars of Amelia, and many more that do fabulous work and need our attention and charity.
RAIN was founded in 2007 by Lynda Mixon and is based on many of the Best Friends’ key principles and concepts including No More Homeless Pets. She says she “got hooked” on Best Friends in 2001 after seeing the organization featured on a TV program. She and her family have since visited the Sanctuary three times.
RAIN is a comprehensive resource center for the animals and residents of Nassau County (North Florida). The organization is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. The mission of RAIN is to help improve the animal community with resources for the public to utilize, including low-cost spay/neuter programs, school educational program and a quality adoption program. Their goal is to make sure that all animals who come into the care of RAIN will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid or in pain.
The 13 acre RAIN Shelter in Callahan houses 60-70 animals on a regular basis – usually cats and dogs, but has also cared for turtles, snakes, piglets, goats, a horse and guinea pigs.
The RAIN Train program was started in May 2009 by Mixon and Susan Perry. Through this program RAIN has transported more than 1,000 animals to other rescue organizations in the Southeastern United States for re-homing. They started with a single rental van and now have their own van and use a donated RV for larger transports. The largest transport to date occurred in July of this year when they transported 50 animals to the Broward County Humane Society in Fort Lauderdale.
RAIN also operates a Resale Shop in the Harris Teeter Shopping Mall aptly called Paws-Ability
If you want to feel real good about the donation you gave to RAIN than watch this video from RAIN, it’ll make your spirits soar.