Dog Beach in Huntington Beach Deperate for Donations to Keep
Dogs on the Beach and Supplies on the Beach for Dog Owners
NOTICE FROM THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF HUNTINGTON DOG BEACH:
We feel that it is important to keep our members informed of Dog Beach news,
both good and bad. Unfortunately, we have suffered a severe decrease
in donations this year; usually, the amounts secured during the busy
summer months are enough to supplement the lean winter months, but
that has not happened in 2012. At present, we are at risk of
bankruptcy in 2-3 months; if that happens, the projection is that the
city of Huntington Beach, which does not have the funds to support
Dog Beach, will be compelled to prohibit dogs from the beach (the
cost of supplying doggie bags alone is more than the city can afford
— our organization provides all the bags used both at the beach and
along Main Street).
Dog Beach has always operated on a shoe-string budget, and cutting
costs in areas such as doggie bags, signage, insurance, etc., has
already been done as much as possible. We are completely reliant on
private donations, and we are asking those of you who are able to
help to please do so. Many of you have already donated generously,
and we thank you for that; we don’t like having to ask for extra
support,and we certainly don’t ask unnecessarily…
If you are able to help, please visit our website: www.dogbeach.org
and click on the “membership” link to make a donation and/or the
“gifts” page to order Dog Beach merchandise.
In the coming weeks, we will need our members to pull together and
make a concerted effort to get the word out that Dog Beach needs
help. We also need to remind everyone to clean up after their dogs,
to honor the boundaries at both ends of the beach, and to demonstrate
to the city that we are taking our jobs as custodians of our
wonderful beach seriously. Also, if anyone knows of any corporate
sponsorship and/or grant opportunities, please let us know. And check
our website and Facebook page for updates on this subject.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT — WE’VE LASTED FIFTEEN YEARS AND WANT TO
KEEP IT GOING FOR MANY MORE!!
Huntington Beach Dog Beach needs your help!
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