Archive for December, 2011

Sundays at Freeport

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Story submitted by Melissa Burgos, a Bobbi and the Strays volunteer.

I had not known Laura that long but knew she was an awesome person.   It was a Sunday afternoon, I had called her just to say hi and see how she was doing.  She said not that well.  Bobbi was at the hospital, Sonia had an injury, and she was short staffed.  She asked if there was any way I could come up to help out. I told her of course.

I took a drive up to Bobbi and the Strays Freeport location…love at first sight.  Although it was a stressful day do to the inconvenient circumstances, the atmosphere of the place was quite lovely.  I met so many wonderful volunteers who pulled together to make the day run smoothly.  The team effort and the brisk fresh air were amazing. I felt like I was home.  I was not working at the time and began to help Laura out a lot more…we instantly became best of friends.  Sharing the same passions and taste for music. =)

By the next “Sunday at Freeport” Bobbi was back and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person.  For the past few months she has made a difference and become an important part of my life.  Her dedication and passion for helping animals is sincere and her interactions with people is genuine…someone you can really count on.

Bobbi and the Strays differs from other rescue groups in indescribable ways, only understood by observation.   Bobbi, Laura, and the organization as a whole manage to always get things done and never ask anyone to do something they will not do themselves. They are life savers to animals as well as people.

Holiday Help for Cats & Dogs

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Happy Holidays!  We want to THANK YOU – so much – for your support this past year – we could not have continued our work without your help.

There are also some great ways that you can enjoy the season and help support Bobbi and the Strays at the same time.

Photos with Santa - Saturday, December 10th & Sunday, December 11th

Your pet gets to meet and greet Santa and maybe even whisper in Santa’s ear what he or she wants for Christmas. (Remember, Santa speaks all languages.) Atlantic Nursery is kind enough to host this event to benefit Bobbi and the Strays. 

Shop on-line using      Shop at your favorite retailers on-line through GoodShop and those retailers will donate up to 30% of your purchase price to Bobbi and the Strays! Best yet – THE DONATION WILL NOT COST YOU A THING! Over 1,000 retailers participate including Macy’s, Best Buy, Amazon, Toys R Us, Gap, and so many more! Just go to and select “Bobbi and the Strays” under ‘who do you good search for” before you shop, select your retailer – and SHOP! It is that easy – AND FREE – just make sure that you always start at

Buy your gifts on eBay   Just visit the Bobbi and the Strays eBay Giving Works page where for any designated purchase you make a percentage of your purchase price gets donated to our dogs and cats!

Give a BATS Gift Donation     to family, friends, co-workers – anyone who loves dogs and/or cats! By giving this meaningful gift to a loved one you will be helping an animal in need at the same time. We will mail an event appropriate card acknowledging your gift to the recipient of your choice. Perfect even for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Mother’s Day, CHRISTMAS – and more! 

Shop at Mention Bobbi and the Strays and receive 10% off any regularly priced items (excluding shipping and insurance) and best yet – another 5% will get donated to Bobbi and the Strays. Collectibles, antiques, fine and costume jewelry – there is something for everyone – including the 5% TO OUR DOGS AND CATS. Check it out!

And don’t forget to keep checking our website for upcoming events!

We at Bobbi and the Strays want to Thank You for your continued support and wish you and your furry family a Wonderful, Happy, Healthy, and Safe Holiday Season!