Annual Animal Blessing
September 09, 1:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon walking on our beautiful property, visit with other animal lovers & their pets, & join in family activities followed by our traditional animal blessing and special Guest Speaker.
There is no admission to attend this public event, however, donations are appreciated.
Guest Speaker(s) Topic: Kimberly Greenwell Hannan; "Unveiling the Urgent Need for Dog Rescue in the Deep South"
In this talk, Kim will delve into the pressing issue of abandoned and neglected dogs in the southern United States, shedding light on the reasons behind the dire need for rescue efforts. Explore the factors contributing to the overwhelming population of at-risk dogs, including socio-economic challenges, lack of education, inadequate resources, and cultural perceptions. Join us as we discuss the impact of regional disparities on animal welfare, and discover how rescues like beCAUSE 4 PAWS
can pave the way for a brighter future for these Southern strays.
Guest Speaker(s) Information:
Kimberly is the Dog Adoption/Foster Dog Coordinator at beCAUSE 4 PAWS animal resuce in New Milford CT. She also is the fifth greade teacher at Whiting Lane. She has a bachelor of science in Elementary Education, where she majored in mathematics and minored in biology. She also hold's a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on reading.
In addition to the dedicated work she does for the rescue, she spends her spare time enjoying time with her family and friends. She loves to play soccer, box, go for hikes in the fall, and spend time at the beach in Maine. She has 2 rescue dogs named Swish and Nitro. Her family also fosters puppies and dogs for the rescue.
1:00-2:00 Enjoy the beautiful property, visit with other animal lovers, view the special guest tables, see local farm animals including Alpaca's, and shop at our craft shop
2-2:30 Guest Speaker: Kimberly Greenwell Hannan
2:30-3:00 Blessing of the Animals
3-3:30 Closing and Dedication
Some of Guests coming for the day (tbc):
- Farm Jibe-IT
- Redding Farm
- Danbury Animal Welfare (DAWS)
- Noreen Mola - Animal Portraits
- Bettina Rossi, Animal Homeopath, Feline Consultant and Wildlife Rehabilitator
- Because 4 Paws
- DNKL Tibetan Crafts