Androscoggin Pet Expo

Tommy’s Feral Felines – Bake Sale Fundraiser, Dec 14 & 15

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Tommy's - December 14 & 15 2013 Bake Sale

From Tommy’s Facebook post:

On Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th, Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends will be hosting its annual Christmas bake sale at Big Lots in Auburn.

If you would like to bake we surely would appreciate it. If you don’t have time to bake then come over and purchase some of the best baked goods in New England.

All of these proceeds will help the many animals in our care who desperately need medical care and surgeries. It has been an extremely tough year for these animals. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to send a donation you could send it to Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends;P.O.Box 274,Greene,Maine 04236.

If you need more information please contact normblais39@yahoo.com or 207-650-8374.

I’ve been doing this for over 35 years and my partner and I have never seen so many animals in need of our help. Any small act of kindness could help save their lives.

Thanks, Norm.

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Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends is the Designated Non Profit for the 2014 Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo to be held Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27 at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue in Lewiston, Maine.

For more information about Tommy’s, check out their page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tommys-Feral-Feline-Friends/144388569019006 or visit their website at http://www.tommysferalfelinefriends.com/.

They do the work of angels, and on a shoestring budget, in the freezing cold, in the rain, and in the sweltering heat.  Unlike most shelters and rescues that work mostly from indoors, Tommy’s volunteer staff work outdoors in the elements, because that’s where the feral cats live.

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.

New t-shirts for a limited time!

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Want to help us help animals?

Great! Now you can buy a “Rudi Says…” long sleeved t-shirt through crowd-sourcing site Teespring. Buying one (or more) will help us support rescues!

Available for a limited time,only through August 11!

Check them out at: http://teespring.com/mainepetexpos

 

Rudishirt

RFP: Designated Non-Profit Status at the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo

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Greater Andro Pet Expo – Designated Non Profit Status Form

Proposal Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in being the designated non-profit for our upcoming show!

Please complete our Request for Proposal Form to help us in our decision-making.

Applications are due on June 14, 2013 with a decision made by June 28, 2013. 

This allows us nearly three months of marketing & public relations regarding the winning organization – and we expect that you will use this time to market your role in the event, and the event itself.

The Designated Non-Profit receives the following:

  • A free exhibit booth in a prime location
  • Name & logo on all promotional materials including most tickets
  • Press releases specific to  your organization
  • Free entry for up to six members of your organization
  • Wewill encourage donations from all attendees at the door of the show (advertised in advance). You tell us what you need.
  • A 3 minute introduction of your organization from the podium each show day.

Your completed one-page  proposal must reach What a Great Event! no later than 06/14/2013.

You can fax it to us at 207 / 784.3950, email it to LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or send it via snail mail.

Just complete the attached form (click on the link above) but hurry – you don’t want to miss the deadline!

And Good Luck!

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!

Timeline / Deadlines for the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo, September 21-22, 2013

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Timeline / Deadlines

On-Going to June 30, 2013

  • Early Bird rate period for sponsors (save 10%), exhibitors (save 15%) and advertisers in Show Program (save 10%).

June 14, 2013

  • First round of workshop & activity proposals due (best choice of times; most marketing)
  • Designated Non-Profit Status proposals due.

June 28, 2013

  • 1st round of workshops/activities announced
  • Designated Non-Profit Status awarded.

June 30, 2013

  • Early Bird rate period for sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers in Show Program ends.

July 01 – September 20, 2013

  • Regular rate period for sponsors & exhibitors (all are now full price).

July 12, 2013

  • Second round of workshop and activity proposals due.

July 26, 2013

  • Second round of workshops and activities announced.

August 16, 2013

  • Show Program: all ads & payments are due.

September 07, 2013

  • No refunds after this date unless a replacement is found.

September 13, 2013

  • Show Programs printed & distributed throughout Greater Androscoggin region.

September 21-22, 2013

  • Welcome to the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo!

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!

Sept 21-22, 2013 – The Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo

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Welcome!

We are serious animal people – both my husband & I have nearly always lived with a menagerie of companion and farm animals ranging from our beloved dogs & cats, to pet mice, white rats, rabbits, chickens, cows, horses, pigs… you name it!

Presently, in addition to our own three dogs (two of them rescues, the other a “free pup” found at a neighborhood store) we foster dogs coming out of high kill southern shelters – and have helped save the lives of more than a dozen wonderful dogs that otherwise might have had no chance.

Our role in those rescues is minor; we are in complete awe of the organizations that put their hearts and souls – and time, energy and money – into saving every creature they can. We hope our Pet Expos will help raise awareness and desperately needed funds for those rescues, while also offering an avenue for pet-related businesses, organizations and responsible breeders to find new customers and friends.

The Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo supports:

  • rescues, shelters & activist organizations
  • boarding facilities & kennels, groomers & breeders
  • pet foods, pet supply stores, toys & accessories
  • veterinarians, veterinary supplies, and more!

This show and others are produced by What a Great Event! (my events planning & management firm) dba The Maine Pet Expos – you can find both business names on Facebook. We also hope you’ll join our interactive Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos/.

As with all What a Great Event! shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo will offer opportunities for non-profit organizations to fund-raise via volunteering and through other means.  For more information, check out our Exhibitors Manual, which we can email you (contact me at LSnyder at regroupbiz dot com), or you can download it from our Facebook group mentioned above.

We’d love to talk to you about your possible role in helping to plan the Expo, sponsor/exhibit/advertise, or even present a workshop or other activity!

Sloppy dog kisses from Buddy, Millie & Rudi,
Linda Snyder

Linda Snyder, M.S., President, What a Great Event!

Exhibitors Manual, Androscoggin Pet Expo 2013

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!