Dear FVA members, friends & readers, again we share with you our FVA meet-up events! We now have 4,590 FVA Meetup members! As you can see, we continue to have a variety of opportunities for you to become involved. WHERE ARE YOU? Please join our Meetup group where you can sign up for events that interest you! Joining these events helps us help the animals! (If for some reason you find that you are unable to attend, please be kind enough to change your RSVP. This will help us to better know what attendance to expect at our events and plan appropriately.)
7/7, 8/4, 9/1 - Vegan Support Groups, Open Forums, held virtually via Zoom. Join great discussions with some regular attendees and new ones each time. No pressure to chat, but we always like everyone to introduce themselves and now require you to participate with video. Join our hosts, Kim Gronemeyer, Psy.D., Myriam Parham, RD, CDCES & Cathy Unruh, Journalist, Author & Animal Advocate
7/15, 8/16, 9/3, 9/24, and 10/2 – Tampa Bay Veg Fest Volunteer Meetings– Volunteers met to discuss how to help with TBVF on 11/5/22 at Loving Hut, Florish Plan-Based Pizza & Bowls, Green Culture, New Leaf Café, and Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant.
8/6 and 8/7- Loomis Brothers Circus Protests – Loomis Brothers Cirrus is still exploiting animals for entertainment. Activists joined IDA in this protest to speak up for animals.
9/10- Al Lopez Quarterly Park Clean Up- FVA volunteers help clean up this park quarterly.
10/15 – Demos, Go Vegan! - at St. Pete Saturday Morning Market
7/19, 9/6, 9/20 – City of Largo Commissioners Meeting- Puppy Sales Hearing – Largo Commissioner meeting regarding the sale of puppies in retail stores. Pinellas County is one of the few counties in the area to NOT ban the sale of puppies.
9/21 – Hillsborough County Commissioner Meeting-Rabbit Sales
10/11- Pasco County – Rabbit Sales Hearing Rabbit sales are banned!
FVA Sanctuary Donations:
July - Laughing Pig Sanctuary, New Port Richey, FL, $200
August - Shelter Farm Sanctuary, Arcadia, FL, $200
September – Paw Warriors in Spring Hill, $200
October- Emergency hurricane donations to Shelter Farm Sanctuary (Arcadia) and Little Bear (Punta Gorda), $200 each
Please check our FVA Meetup calendar to join us at these events so we can get to know each other.
We hope to see you soon!