SARASOTA, FL – For one day during Ringling College of Art and Design’s 2016 Orientation, students will volunteer at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue for their Hydrants for Hounds fundraising event held this Saturday, August 13th from 10 am to 2 pm. Students will be painting fire hydrants, cleaning animal pens, and sprucing up the Ranch. Free and open to the public on this adoption day, visitors will be invited to play with the dogs and cats, enjoy food and refreshments, and participate in sponsorship and fundraising opportunties.
“Without fundraising efforts we would never have been able to send 1500 animals home last year, said Nate’s Honor Rescue Events Chairwoman Jessica Ortiz. “It is because of events like this with such willing and capable partners and the generosity of the community that we can provide medical care to animals in need and find them the perfect forever home, thus opening up a place in our shelter for a dog or cat that would not have a chance at life otherwise.”
Manatee County has generously donated the hydrants and will also be sending out a firetruck for the day. Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will be on site donating a percentage of proceeds of sales from its truck and both brick-and-morter locations that day to Nate’s Honor Rescue. Jerry Bladdick, Assistant Vice President & Director for Continuing Studies and Special Programs, Ringling College, and Mark Bolton will be sponsoring the art supplies. The firetruck and firefighters will be on site from 10 am to 12 pm for photo opportunities.
Each year, Ringling College dedicates over 14,000 hours of service to the local community – a in-kind value of over $200,000. Students get involved with all sorts of activities, including planting community gardens, teaching art to local kids, cleaning up the environment, and painting murals. At Ringling College Orientation, students participate in a full day of service. Nate’s Honor Rescue will be one of the places where students can choose to volunteer.
Hydrants for Hounds takes place at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue at 4951 Lorraine Road in Bradenton this Saturday, August 13th from 10 am to 2 pm.
About Ringling College of Art and Design
For 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. Learn more at www.ringling.edu.
About Nate’s Honor Rescue
Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization. Staffed 99% by caring volunteers, we provide rescued dogs and cats with a safe no-kill sheltered environment while they wait to be adopted into their very own forever homes. The organization’s mission is to save the lives of homeless pets by changing the way our community views animal sheltering and shelter pets and to o provide an educational and family friendly environment that will change their future one animal, one family, and one generation at a time. Learn more at www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org.