Monday, October 11, 2010

Ahimsa House - Fun Festival And Pet Parade

I can't think of a more worthwhile organization than this one...

•Ahimsa House, meaning "nonviolence" in Sanskrit, was founded in 2004 by Emily Christie after she lost a pet to domestic violence. Ahimsa House became Georgia's first and only organization dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.

•Originally, Ahimsa House maintained a central shelter for animals at a secret location in metro Atlanta. In Fall 2006, we recognized the need to change our program model in an effort to operate more cost-effectively and to better serve victims statewide (see How We Help, below). In March 2007, Ahimsa House launched the Emergency Animal Safehouse Services program, which houses animals via a network of foster homes and boarding facilities across the state.

•Between March 2007 and March 2010, Ahimsa House received 803 crisis calls and provided 6,692 nights of safe, confidential shelter for pets in need. In 2009, we were able to reunite 89% of our clients with their pets once everyone was safe.

•Ahimsa House holds an animal shelter license from the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

•We are a member agency of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence; the Gwinnett, Dekalb, and Fulton County Family Violence Task Forces; and Georgia Legal Professionals for Animals.

•Ahimsa House was named "Rescue Organization of the Year" by Pedigree in 2005.
For more information on Ahimsa House go to their website

Fun Festival and Pet Parade

Presented by UPS

Hosted by Holly Firfer

Chastain Park (Blue Lot)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fun, Food and Entertainment for the Whole Family!

Halloween Costumes Encouraged - for People AND Pets!


Registration begins at 9:00am


•One Mile Pet Parade

•Silent Auction (click here to see a partial list of items)

•Microchipping & Nail Clipping by a Vet

•Pet Contests with Celebrity Judges (click here to learn more)

•Halloween Costume Contests for People and Pets

•Vendor Booths (click here to see current list of vendors)

•Live Entertainment by indie rock band What The...?

•Food by Local Restaurants and Beer by Sweetwater Brewery


•... and Much More!

Participate with or without your dog! For more info go here

The are also having a bake sale and you can donate homebaked goods by contacting  Melissa Dorrell at or Alicia Farrington at to receive additonal information
I am coming back from my trip the previous Wednesday but will do my utmost to contribute some homemade goodes from My Kitchen By The Lake and Lindaraxa's Garden

Please do try to help in some way, any way! Donate, attend, bake or volunteer!!!

Ahimsa House - P.O. Box 8181 - Atlanta, GA 31106 -
Admin Line: (404) 496-4038 - 24-Hour Crisis Line: (404) 452-6248 - Fax: (404) 671-8599

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