Looking back at what was posted in the August Rainbow Wags, I wish we did not have to write again about wildfires and the damage and destruction in Lake County. As this issue goes out, there are still over 10,000 residents evacuated from their homes, many not yet knowing if they have homes to return to, if their pets and livestock are okay, if their lives will return to some semblance of normal. Generally we keep the Rainbow newsletters positive and fun, but there is no way we can ignore or downplay this disaster in our community.
So, community becomes our bright spot. The community coming together – donations, volunteers, prayers, help. As a local business whose entire focus is the customers in our community, Rainbow Ag shares in both the heartbreak, and the rebuilding of that community. Rainbow is working with our vendors to provide needed supplies for those displaced by the Valley Fire. Just some of the donations coming in from Rainbow's vendors:
- Purina Mills donated 24 tons ($21,000.00) of Equine Senior Horse Feed
- Blue Buffalo gave 25 bags of cat food
- VSI sent pallets of pet and horse supplies
- Central Pet sent pallets of pet supplies
- Elk Grove Milling provided EGM Senior horse feed
And more donations are coming in. Thank you. Rainbow is also working with two prominent local organizations to collect donations. Tax-deductable donations can be made at Rainbow Ag stores in both Ukiah and Kelseyville to SAFER, for the needs of horses and livestock, and to Lake County Animal Control for dogs, cats and other small animals. Local veterinarians are working overtime, helping care for injured and lost pets. A big thanks to all of them, especially Middletown Animal Hospital who are at "ground zero" in this effort. Rebuilding after this disaster will take time; support for the families who have lost everything needs to be ongoing. Rainbow will be here for the long-haul. We are part of this community and will continue to support the community.
Jim Mayfield, President of Rainbow Ag
Keep your fur-buddy flea and tick free! Save $10.00 on all Bayer pest prevention products including Advantage, Advantix and Seresto flea and tick control products for dogs and cats, now until October 15!
More savings in the stores! Quality Nutro Max Dog and Cat food is on sale for only $19.99! No coupon necessary.
The vets from Middletown Animal Hospital offer advice for a dog with a dry cracked nose in this month's Ask A Vet column.
It's BOGO – Buy One Get One Free on all Greenies products for dogs and cats, just for our subscribers, with the coupon in this issue!
Looking for a fun, dog-friendly event to kick off Fall celebrations? Check out the Potter Valley Country Classic! Brought to you by Potter Valley Community Parks & Recreation, the activities will begin at Noon on Saturday October 2rd. There will be a Rib Cook Off with professional judging and the coveted People's Choice Award, Horseshoe tournament, Country Tuff Competition (how are you at firewood stacking, hay bucking and tractor tire flipping? Winner gets a Belt Buckle and Bragging Rights!), Square Dancing and eating contests. There will be local food trucks and vendors, a mud pit, bounce houses for the kids and live music. Bring your best apple pie to enter in the Apple Pie Bake Off! At 4:00 pm, don't miss the Hick Town Dog Races! Think your pooch is fast? There will be race divisions for small, medium and large dogs! The Country Classic is a dog-friendly event (all dogs on leashes please) and will have a dog station for shade, water and pick-up bags are available. Fun for the whole family and Admission and Parking are FREE! Come out and join the fun on Saturday October 3rd, at the Potter Valley Rodeo Grounds on Main Street, Potter Valley!
View Flier for all Country Classic details
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