The Fifth Annual Dawgy Dash 5k May 11th
It’s that time of year again! Dreaming of warmer weather and the end of rainy days? Sign up for our favorite event of the year- the annual Dawgy Dash! It’s a friendly 5k race which you can complete with or without the best running buddy there is… your dog! The 5k invites you to enjoy a gorgeous morning run/walk through downtown Greensboro. Sign up early (before April 26) to guarantee a tee-shirt and goodies! Winning runners and dogs will receive prizes, and all participants will receive the immense gratitude of all of the Circle of Friends dogs and cats! It’s a fun morning for everyone, including a little dawg dash for the kids before the main event.
Click on the link below to register online and pay via PayPal in two easy steps!
To register the traditional way, please click on the link below and print out the registration form. Complete it and send it with a check made out to “COFAS.” Mail to 204 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642
Here are some pictures from last year’s event!
2013 is well underway…
and we’re bringing all kinds of dogs and cats into our care! “Puppy season” has begun yet again this year, and more and more litters of puppies and kittens are joining us. Of course, the adult dogs and cats still need rescuing year-round, and we have a wonderful selection of those too! Check out our aadoptable pets listings! One of our dearest missions is taking in sick and injured animals in need of extra care, and we have a few special needs pups on the mend- including Chloe with a tumor, heartworm positive Birdie, Calvin with skin infections and hair loss, and amputees Budweiser and Wyatt. Please check out their bios on our Pets in Need page for more information!
We also have several awesome events coming up this year! Here’s a tentative schedule of the first events- mark your calendar!
March 16th The Big Event 11-5pm Lake Oconee Village in Greensboro, GA. Loads of vendors from the Lake area will be here once again. Come visit Circle of Friends and get your puppy fix!
March 23rd Royal Pet Faire 11-3pm in Athens. A second annual event sponsored by the Athens Area Humane Society featuring many rescue groups, and even more adorable adoptables, as well as other attractions for the kids!
April 20th Southland Jubilee 9-5pm downtown Greensboro. Come visit our historic downtown and discover the many goodies offered by various vendors and businesses.
May 11th The 5th Annual Dawgy Dash 5k Supporting Circle of Friends Animal Society (kiddie dash at 7:45, race begins at 8am) downtown Greensboro
Circle of Friends Gives Thanks!
We would love to take a moment to thank all of our supporters for their continued contributions over the year. We are so lucky to have an amazing group of donors, volunteers, fosters, and pet professionals surrounding our lovable adoptables. Our foster pets sure are lucky once they’re sprung from animal control and death row, but the good fortune continues. The animal control officers (who happily set a humane trap in the late afternoon for an injured and scared dog!), the vets who give our foster pets the same loving care they would to their own, and the staff at the pet stores that host our adoption events are ALL amazing people- and we simply couldn’t save as many animals as we do without their varied and crucial help. What’s more, we also love and greatly appreciate the people who adopt our beloved foster pets and take them into their homes and lives and care deeply for them for the rest of their days. A huge thank you to you all, and a warm welcome into the Circle!
We’ve got a lot of special needs fosters these days! With Wyatt the Lab mix recovering from a gunshot wound and Budweiser who was likely hit by a car, we could almost form a Three-Legged Dog Club! The Terrific Tripods! We’re glad they found their way out of danger and into our little rescue group. Both dogs have had their amputation surgeries and are recovering so well. For more information on these guys, please click on the “Pets in Need” link at the top of the page.
If you would like to learn more about COFAS and some of our past news and events click here.
The Circle Begins
Circle of Friends Animal Society was founded in January of 2007 by eight friends with eighty years of experience in animal welfare between them. They had worked in many organizations over the years and wanted to use their knowledge and skills, add all the best practices and most innovative ideas they had discovered, and follow a different path than a typical humane society. They set out to create an organization that would address the multiple concerns of animal welfare with positive, humane solutions.
Circle of Friends believes that animals deserve kindness and that being kind to animals brings forth our best human qualities and creates a more compassionate society. We believe that every life is precious and do not put a price tag on that life. If an animal needs an investment of time, money, and effort to have a chance at a happy life, we will not turn that animal away. We believe that educating pet owners and providing services to help them is key to creating a community in which animals are valued and treated with compassion. We do not limit ourselves to helping dogs and cats and will assist any animal, of any species, to the best of our capabilities.
In this website you can find our dogs and cats currently available for adoption (click on ‘Adoptable Animals’ above, or narrow your search by selecting a category on the left-hand side of any page). In additon, you can also learn more about COFAS. Aside from rescuing cats and dogs, we are active within our community. Please read about our programs by clicking on “Community Outreach,” at the top of this page. We also know that after the adoption papers have been signed, another journey begins. Our “Happy Tails” page will be a place for adopters to share updates on their newest family members. In addition, if you have any questions about our rescue group, the FAQs page is a great place to start. Finally, if you’re interested in helping Circle of Friends Animal Society, please click on “Get Involved!” above. There you will find information on how you can help us save the lives of local dogs and cats in need!
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