The Winner Of
Ruth Nickens and
Her Dog Ari
Thank you Tallahassee!
We raised $41,638 from votes, sponsorships and in-kind donations from area vets that will enable 730 dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered. Congratulations to Ruth Nickens and her labradoodle "Ari", our overall winner who was named Tallahassee's Top Dog as well as named Top Citizen Dog, receiving over $1,000 in prizes! Congratulations also to our Official Dog winner, Superintendent Jackie Pons and his dog Rufus, and Business Dog winner Fred Tedio from Uptown Cafe and Catering and his dog Sukie. Planning is underway for TTD 2012 and we would love to hear your feedback from this year's contest, so please email us at TallyTopDog@gmail.com.
Be The Solution, Inc.
BTS, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to ending the pet overpopulation problem in Tallahassee, Florida. We believe that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Therefore, it is important to promote a spay and neuter message and offer financial assistance needed to “FIX” the problem.
Whether you are here to donate or receive financial assistance, we appreciate your efforts in getting your pet spayed or neutered.
Thank you for being the solution!
Gerry Phipps, President
Tallahassee Picked as ASPCA Partner Community:
Be the Solution Inc., Leon County Humane Society and the Animal Services Center have joined
together in a partnership with the National ASPCA Organization. This summer, the three Tallahassee
animal organizations were announced as the latest ASPCA Partner Community. With the formal
announcement coming in September, Leon County is added to the list of only 10 communities
nationwide to receive this opportunity. The ASPCA community partnership duration lasts from one
to five years, depending on our community’s needs and resourcefulness. The ASPCA will facilitate
cooperation between the local organizations, with the goal to increase the number of animals leaving
our local shelter alive. Each organization brings to the partnership its own area of expertise, which in
combination with the other partners will create an effective team. Be the Solution, Inc. will focus on
providing Spay and Neuter financial assistance, to reduce the number of unwanted animals born, that
would end up at our local Shelter.
Top Dog 2011
Sponsors: North Florida Animal Hospital
Northwood Animal Hospital
Southwood Animal Hospital
Bradfordville Animal Hospital
Holland & Knight
Northeast Animal Hospital
South Monroe Animal Hospital
Tallahassee Vet Hospital
Animal Vet Services
Buck Lake Animal Hospital
Lake Jackson Animal Hospital
Novartis Animal Health
Bevis Veterinary Hospital
Killearn Animal Hospital
Lakewood Animal Hospital
General Lee's Painters