Written by Jo Geisler - Nov. 5, 2019
Pawsfest 2019 was held October 26, 2019. This is an annual fundraising event hosted by C.H.A.R.M., Inc. to raise funds to provide for the needs of the dogs at the Headland Animal Shelter. People from all over the Wiregrass area and beyond gather with their dogs on the Square in downtown Headland to enjoy this dog friendly event. We have vendors who offer pet products, pet services, food, & crafts. The most popular event is the Pet Pageant and Pet Parade. People enjoy planning costumes for their dogs and some wear coordinating costumes. Every entry receives a “swag bag” and winners in four categories win a prize basket filled with some wonderful prizes donated by area pet stores & local restaurants. We sell Pawsfest tee shirts and also have a drawing for several very nice donated prizes. Food, cleaning supplies, shelter improvements and medical expenses for the dogs at the shelter are provided by the funds raised at Pawsfest and private donations.
I am a dog. I am a living, breathing animal. I feel pain, joy, love, fear and pleasure.
I am not a thing. If I am hit - I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break. I will feel pain. I am not a thing.
I am a dog. I enjoy playtime, walk time, but more than anything, I enjoy time with my pack - my family - my people. I want nothing more than to be by the side of my human. I want to sleep where you sleep and walk where you walk. I am a dog and I feel love...I crave companionship.
We are so pleased with our website which was designed by Webbering DDH of Headland. Luke Douglas, Website Consultant, created and designed it for us gratis. He continues to tweak the site and suggest things to us that will make it more attractive and user friendly. The site has been a tremendous help in promoting our mission and getting us the exposure that we need. Luke is also responsible for designing our logo.
UPDATE: In April 2014, Luke redesigned our site to be responsive for all devices whether computer desktop, tablets or smart phones! Thanks Luke!
LISTEN UP HEADLAND!! Beginning with your September 2010 water bill and each month thereafter, you will have an opportunity to donate $1.00 (or more if you wish) to C.H.A.R.M. (City of Headland Animal Rescue Mission). This is voluntary, no money has been added to your bill.