Thanks to all for a wonderful Do Dah Day, 2013
It's over, but what a great weekend. Do Dah Eve, at Steel 1st & 23rd on Friday, and the parade and festival on Saturday, went great. Thanks to the Greater Birmingham community for coming out to Do Dah Day, spending some money and helping us help homeless animals. Kudos to our great sponsors, led by Pet Smart and Banfield Pet Hospitals, and our wonderful beneficiaries, Greater Birminigham Humane Society and Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation. GBHS found homes for 30 animals over Do Dah Day weekend. FCDF had three adoptions, but more importantly, they provided 50 low-cost spay/neuter certificates. FCDF uses the Do Dah Day donation to fund their low-cost spay/neuter program in disadvantaged neighborhoods. GBHS uses their donation to fund their new pet transfer program which began in Feb., 2013. That program has transported 116 Alabama animals to a shelter in Washington DC , and all 116 have been adopted. Click here for more.
Check back here soon for an update on the money raised (once we get the bills paid). And mark your calenders for the third Saturday in May, 2014. Do Dah Day will be back!
PHOTOS FROM DO DAH DAY 2013.
Click here for to go to a website with photos from Do Dah Day 2013 available for purchase. Maybe there is a shot of you and your dog!
Look where your money goes...
Click here to check out some adorable puppies headed to find a forever home in Washington, D.C. thanks to the GBHS Transport system. Money raised at this year's Do Dah Day will help fund this program.
Admission is free for all.
Funds raised from parade registration fees, merchandise and beverage sales, and other events leading up to the festival are used to support local animal shelters. Last year, Do Dah Day raised nearly $50,000 for the beneficiaries: Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation.
*** This year's vendor fee has been reduced for Arts and Craft vendors and the deadline has been extended. Check it out! ***