Dear Friends,
We hope this news letter finds you well this holiday season. We have had a very good year at the Bridge Home, and
would like to update you on our activities since our last communication.
We continue to fulfill our mission to rescue homeless animals and care for them until we find them new loving homes. We
continue to build community partners to help support our mission, and find ways to advocate for animal welfare. We
always operate at full capacity and greatly appreciate the work of our dedicated staff and volunteers who help us care
for our animals.
We have experienced rising operational costs as well. We have had to make costly repairs to our HVAC system in order to
provide heat and air to all areas in the facility. We are continually challenged to meet our expenses, and would like to ask
for your help for our animals.
We greatly appreciate the support of our community, as we rely solely on donations. 100% of your gift goes to taking care
of our homeless pets while they wait for their new family. At the bottom of this news letter are ways you can help,and how
your gift will be used.
Thank you for your support! On behalf of all of the staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors, we wish you happy holidays
and good health in the New Year.
Alexa Serfis, Volunteer and Executive Director


Nov. 29
All Day

On this special "Giving Tuesday" when you have so many charitable organizations to
support, we ask that you remember us at The Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue. We invite
you to make a gift to support us as your local animal rescue of choice.

Dec. 3
12-4 p.m.
Our Rescue

Join us for our annual open house where you can get your pictures taken with Santa (which can be made
into an ornament ). Raffle tickets are on sale now. You can buy them online or at the rescue.

Dec. 10
10 a.m.

Join us at the Bloomingdale Ruritan Community Christmas Parade. Look for The Bridge Home No Kill Animal
Rescue float, and meet some of our best pets ready for adoption just in time for the holidays.


Highlights from Previous Events
A yard/bake sale was held in June at the Rescue, and two others were attended. We also
held Christmas in July hosted by Blackbird Bakery which yielded much needed supplies for
our animals. We've had numerous adoption events at PetSmart where cats and dogs found
their forever families. The rescue served as a vendor at Bristol Pepperfest, two car shows,
and fall pumpkin patch. We hosted a Halloween Party/Cat Adoption event at PetSmart. Lastly, we attended
the adoption and vendor event at the PetExpo in Kingsport.