Why Do I Foster? by Megan Southern

The first freedom ride. The first bath where you wash away that life they knew before. The first time that puppy cuddles up to you knowing that you are not scary like the people they knew before. The first time they get to truly play and learn what toys are. The first walk where they glance back at you for reassurance that they are doing it right. The first of many meals that fatten them up and they learn to know now will keep coming. That first time that this puppy meets his people and you see the joy of a perfect pairing. Then knowing that because you got to experience all these amazing things it saved a life.  Why wouldn’t I foster?!

East CAN is so grateful to Megan, who has fostered more than 50 dogs for us!  Once she had two litters of puppies at the same time!  

Dogs’ Day Out at Riverside Village Pharmacy – Saturday, May 11

Riverside Village Pharmacy is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a free  Community Cookout this Saturday, May 11 and they have invited East C.A.N. and YOU!  Stop by between 11am – 2pm for fun raffles and some great savings, like 15% off Ananda Professional CBD oil for pets!  Plus, it’s a great excuse to meet some of our adorable adoptables.  You will feel better fast just visiting this friendly neighborhood pharmacy!

Saturday, May 11 from 11am – 2pm
Riverside Village Pharmacy

Be an Early Bird! Schedule your #BigPayback donation today!

Time is money, we all know that!  Our days are filled to overflowing with work and errands and family commitments.  So why not save yourself some time, while helping the stray and abandoned dogs of East Nashville!  Now  through Wednesday, May 1 at 11:59pm … you can schedule your  #BigPayback donation in advance!

Your gift to East C.A.N. won’t process until May 2, but you can rest assured that it will help us achieve our goals for 2019.  Last year alone, East C.A.N. paid for more than $27,000 in routine and emergency medical care for more than 60 precious animals! You are the link that allows us to connect our community, one dog at a time.

It’s as simple as clicking here:  https://www.thebigpayback.org/eastcan.

The Big Payback is a community-wide, online giving day hosted each year by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. How does it work? Beginning at midnight on Thursday, May 2, donors can make gifts online to The Big Payback’s participants, including East C.A.N.  These contributions could result in us receiving bonuses, and prizes made possible by The Big Payback sponsors throughout the day. For more information, please visit www.TheBigPayback.org or contact us at info@eastcan.org.

The #BigPayback is coming – May 2, 2019!

SAVE THE DATE!  The Big Payback is a community-wide, online giving day hosted each year by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  The countdown for 2019 has begun! Watch for all the details about  Thursday, May 2.  East C.A.N. will once again be participating and we need your help!

With your support, the 2019 charitable event will raise vital funds to help pay for the essential vetting, boarding and supplies needed to care for the stray and abandoned dogs of East Nashville.  Last year alone, East C.A.N. paid for more than $27,000 in routine and emergency medical care for more than 60 precious animals! You are the link that allows us to connect our community, one dog at a time.

Along with our programs, the Big Payback celebrates the good work of participating Middle Tennessee nonprofits, schools, and religious institutions. In the past five years, the region’s generosity was astonishing as our community rallied together to raise a total of $12.5 million for nearly 1,000 area organizations.

How does The Big Payback work? Beginning at midnight on Thursday, May 2, donors can make gifts online to The Big Payback’s participants, including East C.A.N.  These contributions could result in us receiving bonuses, and prizes made possible by The Big Payback sponsors throughout the day.

Please mark your calendar for May 2 and give what you can that day!  Every gift counts!  Some of the incentives are for attracting a number of unique donations, not just large dollar amounts! For more information, please visit www.TheBigPayback.org or contact us at info@eastcan.org.