Spring is our favorite season here at Rainbow Ag, because there is always something happening! There’s happy baby chicks chirping in the store, new spring fashions to brighten up your style, 4H and FFA youth learning about their project animals and of course some great sales coming up.
Be prepared for all the spring yard and garden chores, with some help from a little Outdoor Power … Equipment, that is! Find the perfect tool for the job at the No Tax Sale on all Outdoor Power Equipment, April 13 & 14 – Friday and Saturday – where you pay no sales tax on quality equipment from Husqvarna, Stihl, Honda, Echo, Billy Goat and more!
Going on NOW – Honda’s Spring Savings Event! Get special deals on Honda mowers, rototillers and generators. Get up to $150 off, and get a free extra year of warranty. Special financing available! Honda Spring Savings Event ends May 31st.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the second full week of April each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2018 are April 8-14.
~With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority of these bites, if not all, are preventable.
~Prevent The Bite reports that according to the Center for Disease Control, dog bites were the 11th leading cause of nonfatal injury to children ages 1-4, 9th for ages 5-9 and 10th for ages 10-14 from 2003-2012.
~The Insurance Information Institute estimates that in 2013, insurers across the country paid over $483 million in dog bite claims.
~The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery reports that according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 26,935 reconstructive procedures were performed in 2013 to repair injuries caused by dog bites.
~The U.S. Postal Service reports that 5,581 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2013. Children, elderly, and postal carriers are the most frequent victims of dog bites.
~The American Humane Association reports that 66% of bites among children occur to the head and neck.
Take this opportunity to learn more about dog bite prevention and help educate others so we can all work together to prevent dog bites.
Make a difference in a shelter pet’s life! Mendocino County Animal Care Services Ukiah Animal Shelter is a great place to volunteer. There are many opportunities to help, including socializing cats and kittens, fostering, walking dogs and attending adoption events. Volunteers help the shelter animals get adopted! Learn how you can help at an upcoming Orientation – twice a month at the Ukiah shelter. Learn More >>
Mark your calendars and get your tickets! You won’t want to miss the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino’s 11th Annual Pasta for Paws fundraiser, April 28th at Carl Purdy Hall at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds! Silent and Live Auctions, Raffles, a choice of three pasta entrees and Mary’s Famous Desserts make for a fun evening that benefits the animals at the shelter. Tickets are $20 for Adults, Seniors/Students are $18 Children 6 years and under are free. You can buy your tickets at the shelter, over the phone at (707) 485-0123, or at Rainbow Ag. More information >>
What’s bouncy, chewy, stuffable and virtually indestructible? Kong Toys, of course! Save 20% on any Kong brand toy, with this month’s Wags Subscribers Coupon. Just download your coupon here, and use before April 19.
Trivia! The February question was correctly answered by Michele Briggs. The question was, what is one of the fun events during the Poultry Party and the answer was the Egg Toss! All correct answers are entered into a random drawing for a $15.00 Rainbow Gift Card! This month’s question is, The most frequent victims of dog bites are children, the elderly, and … Enter the Trivia Contest Here!