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Tybee Island to Host the 4th Annual
Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour
on December 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Benefits Humane Society for Greater Savannah
WHAT: Jane Coslick’s Holiday Cottage Tour. Kick off the holiday season with the fourth annual tour of Tybee Island’s historic cottages with renowned interior designer Jane Coslick. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to 7 unique cottage chic homes and learn what happens when imagination, bright beach & holiday colors and historic cottages collide. Also, a special treat this year, tour the newly restored historic Tybee Post Theater! Cottages featured on this year’s tour include: 5 2nd Terrace, 13 N. Campbell, 28 Solomon Avenue, 1115 Solomon Avenue, 6 Shirley Road, 1101 B 11th Street, & 1010 Bay Street. After the tour, Jane will be available for questions at Seaside Sisters on Tybee. Holiday treats will be provided at North Beach Bar and Grill from 11:30 AM – 2:00PM. Benefits the Humane Society for Greater Savannah as it fulfill its long awaited goal to open a community low-cost spay/neuter clinic in January 2016!
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Various locations on Tybee Island, Georgia
- 5 2nd Terrace
- 13 North Campbell
- 28 Solomon Ave.
- 1115 Solomon Ave.
- 6 Shirley Road
- 1101 B 11th Street
- 1010 Bay Street
- 10 Van Horne (Tybee Post Theater)
- North Beach Bar & Grill (light snacks 11:30 – 2:30)
COST: Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at: www.tybeefun.com; http://www.humanesocietysav.org/holidaytour/ or at Seaside Sisters, located at 1207 U.S. Hwy. 80 on Tybee Island. Tour maps will be posted on www.tybeefun.com and available at Seaside Sisters.
– Jane Coslick, Internationally acclaimed interior designer and preservationist.
ABOUT JANE COSLICK:
Jane Coslick is a highly acclaimed interior designer and known preservationist with work featured in books, on television, and in over 25 print publications, including La Vie Claire, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Sunset, This Old House, and Cottage Living. A maven on saving historic homes from demolition and preserving their integrity, Jane has inspired thousands across the country to follow suit. Her chic yet simple interiors feature salvaged and one-of-a-kind finds with sunny color combos that guarantee a smile. Jane has branded her signature look via her online store, where she showcases lines of furniture, paint, art, accessories, and more. Visit www.janecoslick.com for more information. http://www.janecoslick.com. Jane is also an avid advocate for cats and dogs and has donated her time and resources in raising awareness on the plight of homeless animals – with a special interest in feral (community) cats.
ABOUT THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR GREATER SAVANNAH (HSGS): The mission for Humane Society for Greater Savannah (HSGS) is to better the lives of pets and people.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES PROVIDED BY HSGS:
Managed Admissions The Humane Society serves as a safety net for pet owners who for whatever reason are no longer able to care for their pets. Appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Sundays for animal surrender. Appointments are scheduled to ensure that kenneling space is available, as HSGS has committed to not euthanizing animals for space. During the appointment owners are counseled to explore possibilities of keeping the pet, background information is gathered, a general behavior evaluation and health exam are performed and core vaccinations and parasite control are administered.
Pet Adoptions and Adoption Counseling HSGS provides expert counseling to ensure the best fit between families and the pet they pick. Counselors provide information and advice to assist with making a smooth transition into the home. But counseling and support doesn’t stop when the families and their new pets leave the shelter. Our counselors follow up with the new adopters and the adopters are encouraged to call us whenever they have questions.
Training for New Adopters HSGS offers free group training classes for new pet parents: one class for dogs and another for puppies. Our professional trainers use a hands-on approach to teach leash manners, basic commands, and provide an opportunity for individual discussion of specific challenges or concerns. Adopters can return to polish and update their skills as often as they wish.
Foster Program Foster parents volunteer to take home pets that need extra care such as treatment for minor illnesses or heartworm, or to care for and socialize puppies and kittens still too young to be adopted. HSGS provides all of the necessary support and covers the cost of medications, veterinary care and supplies. The pets return to our shelter when they are ready to be adopted.
Volunteer Programs At the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, volunteerism is an integral part of making a difference in the lives of thousands of homeless pets. We could not exist without the time, effort and expertise that each volunteer commits to giving. We recognize the value volunteers afford through their commitment of time, effort and energy. HSGS commits to our volunteers by providing thorough, hands-on training and ongoing support to every volunteer.
We ask that each volunteer commit to six hours a month for a period of at least six months. Volunteer opportunities range from dog walking, to dog and cat enrichment activities to special events. Volunteers must be 14 years of age: children 13 years or younger, must be accompanied by an adult. Specialized volunteer opportunities are available for school community service requirements as well as for court-related community service.
Operation New Hope is a partnership between the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goal of Operation New Hope is to give dogs with poor prospects for adoption a second chance, and to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates the opportunity to acquire new transferable skills and experience accountability. Ninety-five percent of the dogs that complete the program have found new loving homes. And, the recidivism rate among inmate participants is more than 75% lower than that of the general jail population.
Nuzzle Buddies In August of 2014, HSGS launched a pilot program called the NUZZLE BUDDIES BOOK CLUB. This program is designed for younger volunteers – those aged 7 to 13. This program, where children read aloud to specially chosen shelter pets, is designed to meet two distinct goals, i.e. to create a relaxed and soothing environment that helps socialize the pets and provide a non-threatening situation that allows the child volunteer to improve her/his reading skills. So far this program has garnered much enthusiasm and wonderful results for its participants.
Bully-breed Behavior Classes HSGS holds free weekly, drop-in training classes for bully breeds (Pitbull and Pitbull mixes) and their owners.
Canine Good Citizen Certification Classes HSGS offers a 6-week training class where dogs and their owners can earn the AKC “Canine Good Citizen Certificate”. Registration is required for this fee-based class.
Low-Cost Shot Clinics Two to three times per year, HSGS conducts a community drive-through, low-cost shot clinic that provides rabies inoculations, distemper and bordetella vaccinations for dogs and cats.
Community Cat Sundays
One Sunday each month, local veterinarians, our staff and a small group of specially-trained HSGS volunteers perform spay/neuter surgery on feral cats in our community. The reduced price charged for these surgeries makes a significant impact on the reproduction rates thus helping to manage over-population of feral cats in our community.
Affordable Owner-Requested Euthanasia For pet owners, euthanizing a pet is often the greatest gift we can provide. HSGS believes that this should be affordable and readily available to avoid unnecessary suffering.