Harbor Happenings
November 2019
An Adoption Story:
Meet Mascot Marley
Janks was a star of Bellwether! It was hard not to fall in love with his happy face. Janks was transferred to us from another shelter in February of 2019 with a broken and poorly healed leg. Several weeks after his arrival his leg was amputated and, as soon as he was healed, he was adopted.

Unfortunately, not long after he was taken home he was returned due to various reported behavioral issues. He remained at the shelter and soon became a staff and volunteer favorite. He was open and affectionate with everyone and everything he saw. Multiple people expressed interest in him but it took many months before the right family came along.

Janks' new family spent weeks coming to the shelter to visit him and partake in training before taking him home. Now, his new name is Marley and he is the shining star of their lives! After a month of being with them, he has become the unofficial mascot of the boys’ sports team, spends his time playing in the yard or going on hikes, and sleeps right in bed with his people. His missing leg doesn’t hold him back at all, his training is going spectacularly, and he has shown no behavioral issues! Though we want our animals in a home and hate to see them returned, the wait is worth it when it means having the perfect family!
Seniors For Seniors Foster Program Underway
The Seniors For Seniors Foster Program is a permanent foster program that gives senior citizens a chance to enjoy the unconditional love a cat can offer while providing a comfortable, nurturing atmosphere for our senior cats. Bellwether will provide all supplies and medical needs. Participants in the program will provide the care, companionship, and attention. This program has been developed for men and women age 55 and older with no other pets in the home. Learn more and complete an application HERE. This program has been partially funded by The Fremont Area Elderly Needs Fund.
Spotlight: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Staff recently celebrated our dedicated volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Ann Faber was awarded the 2019 Volunteer of the Year by spending over 370 hours with the cats. Mark Carpenter and Phyllis White were also recognized for their time and talents at the shelter.  Special thanks to Reeman Farm Equipment and Michigan Produce Haulers for their contributions to the dinner.

2020 Calendar Reveal
and Artist's Reception
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Thursday, November 7th
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at Bellwether Harbor
Bellwether Harbor and Newaygo County Council for the Arts presents the
Home For Good Series Through Digital Art by artist Wendy Freeman.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Artwork and calendars
will be available for purchase.

Artwork will be on display at NCCA Artsplace November 8-December 31st.

Special thanks to Deur-Speet Motors for supporting the 2020 Calendar Project.
Black Friday. Cyber Monday.
Giving Tuesday is December 3rd.
Thank you for considering Bellwether Harbor for your year-end charitable giving. The Fremont Area Community Foundation has awarded a matching grant so your gift will go even further. Click HERE to make a donation.
Saturday, December 7
11-3 p.m. at Bellwether Harbor

Pet Photos with Santa • Gourmet Bake Sale
• Unique Pet Gifts • Microchip Clinic
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