June 24, 2013

We’re Taking It To The Streets!

Block by block, Angels in Action to help pet owners in overlooked neighborhoods

Angels of Assisi is launching a new community outreach program to provide free services to low income communities, called Angels in Action. The program is modeled after the Humane Society of the United States “Pets for Life” initiative, with the goal of providing veterinary services directly to low income communities.  This program has been very successful in large cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

Angels in Action will provide ongoing neighborhood outreach and offer free or very low cost services including humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care.

The program is based on the fundamental understanding that where there is human need, there is animal need. To respond effectively to this, outreach efforts are focused on an audience that has the least access to information about animal wellness. Angels in Action embraces the human component by approaching people in a respectful way and recognizing that people love their pets, no matter what their socio-economic circumstances or cultural differences may be.

Staff & volunteers will get the word out by canvassing targeted neighborhoods, and begin with a partnership with the Roanoke City Fire Department on June 29. 
Angels of Assisi will be providing free rabies vaccinations and spay/neuter vouchers. Free pet food and other products will be donated by Purina.

Member One Federal Credit Union has provided tremendous marketing & branding support, and Animal Farm Foundation has awarded a grant to help start the program. This innovative program has been made possible by the generosity of the community & the support of our amazing volunteers.  

Updates on the program will be posted on our website, and those interested in helping may donate to Angels of Assisi at or by mailing or visiting us at 415 Campbell Ave Roanoke, Va 24016.  Please make a note that your donation should be earmarked for Angels in Action.  For inquiries, please contact Chaz Bousman 540-797-0155. 


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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful program! Prayers that it will be very successful, I will help spread the word in hopes of getting donations for you.