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Memphis Animal Services Roxie Training Academy Fund

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For questions regarding the Donation, payment options or UNICO contact Michael Spano at mjspano@unicomemphischapter.org

 

Animal Services Roxie Training Academy  Mission

The UNICO Foundation is raising money to fund The Roxie (the pom) Conway Training Academy at Memphis Animal Services.   The training academy is to promote successful pet adoptions.  Many pets are being returned due to unrealistic owner expectations of an untrained adopted pet.  With the Training Academy program, pets will get some basic training to ensure successful pet adoptions.

The Inspiration

The Legend of Roxie – a Great Service Dog for Jack Conway

Five weeks before Roxie (the pom) passed, I was eating left over spaghetti while sitting on the couch.  Roxie started barking at me (which was very rare), I didn’t pay attention to her so she started to kick the couch to get my attention.  I still didn’t pay attention to her.  Finally, she placed her paws on my knees then suddenly raised her paws and hit the plate of spaghetti and I was shocked to see the plate of spaghetti fly up into the air and land upside down on the couch.  Only then did I realize that she was trying to tell me something.  I immediately took my blood pressure.  It was 87/56, much too low for me.  Unknown to me I was going into kidney failure due to the chronically low blood pressure.  My medical issues were resolved in the subsequent months thanks to Roxie.  She was the kind of dog that just mesmerized everyone.  The way she pranced and the way she held herself.  It was love at first sight for me and many, many other people.

Why we do it

To secure funding that will provide training to precious animals by qualified trainers to help ensure that shelter pets will be able to stay in the homes of the loving pet owners that save them by following these objectives:

  1. To help reduce/ eliminate animal euthanasia due to lack of space.
  2. To support increasing the number of foster homes through incentives.
  3. To support increasing the number of volunteers through incentives.
  4. To support dog training before adoption.
  5. To support programs to send trainees to adopted animal homes post adoption to reduce relapses into previous behavior patterns.
  6. To support research on animal assist dogs (animals) to quantify benefits to patients and dogs.
  7. To support the acquisition of service dogs within the community.

Print Roxie Calendar Here

For questions regarding payment options or about UNICO, contact Michael Spano at mjspano@unicomemphischapter.org 

 

UNICO Charity Golf Tournament

 

UNICO is finalizing plans for our annual golf tournament for a Monday in October.  We’ll post it here as soon as the date and location is finalized.  For your convenience we have posted the  fees and you can conveniently pay online with your credit card by scrolling down and selecting Make Secure Payment or the PayPal button.  There is a service charge included for credit card payments.

Download Golf Registration Form

To pay for Golf with a CREDIT CARD online here

Cost for a Hole Sponsorship is $100.00

Cost for a Single Player is $154.00

Cost for a 4 Player Team is $615.00

Cost for a 4 Player Team and Mulligans is $697.00

Cost for a 4 Player Team, Mulligans and Hole Sponsor is $800.00

 

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Please type in “Golf Payment” in the purpose box on the PayPal page


For questions regarding the golf tournament, payment options, registration or UNICO contact Michael Spano at mjspano@unicomemphischapter.org.

 

President’s Communication

 

Dear UNICANS:

Hope everyone is doing well. 

The Regular meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00PM.  We need to see you!  Please plan on joining us for dinner.  The location is listed on the home page

As always you can find all this information and more on the website at https://www.unicomemphischapter.org

Yours in UNICO,

 Robert Raiteri, President

 

Questions?

Email us at umc@unicomemphischapter.org

 

Donate To The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation

Donations Accepted With Credit Card Online Here

To make a tax deductible donation online to the UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation select one of the options below.

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When the PayPal screen comes up enter Donate in the Purpose box.

For questions regarding the Donation, payment options or UNICO contact Michael Spano at mjspano@unicomemphischapter.org

 

Membership

Members may pay dues with CREDIT CARD online here

Cost using a credit card for a single membership is $103.00

Cost using a credit card for a married couple is $180.00

 

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Please type in “Dues Payment” in the purpose box on the PayPal page



 

Unico Memphis By-Laws

Chapter dues paid by check are $100.00 for a single membership or $175.00 for a married couple for a fiscal year beginning July 1 – June 30

Membership meetings are the third Tuesday of each month at various restaurants throughout the city.  See the HOME Page for time and location.

 

Membership Application

Membership Application           For questions about membership Email umc@unicomemphischapter.org

 

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UNICO Memphis Information

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Information

UNICO Memphis Chapter Email umc@unicomemphischapter.org
UNICO Memphis Chapter President: Robert Raiteri Email rwraiteri@gmail.com
UNICO Memphis President’s Communication
UNICO Membership application Membership
UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation Email umcf@unicomemphischapter.org
UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation President: Michael Spano Email mjspano@bellsouth.net
UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation Grant Requests
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