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WE HAVE A NEW LOGO!!!
Ayla’s Acres collaborated for months with faculty and students at Flagler College to develop a new logo and tagline for its rescue operations.
After lots of meetings, ideas, and conversations we chose a classic, friendly passenger van with lots of windows. Flagler student Sierra Van Natter designed it. We see a classic front view with animals—horse, chicken, dog, and cat—on their way to safety and security. (Yes, we know they wouldn’t all really fit!)
“I feel that the final design incorporates all aspects and changes that the organization wanted to make to their logo,” Sierra said. We love it and we believe that you will too!
We’re getting all A’s! Ayla’s Acres’ name has always had the first letter of the alphabet, repeated. That’s how we rolled with our new slogan as well: AID. ADOPT. ADVOCATE.
Those three words capture our primary goals, commitments, and services to animals and to the community. Thanks to the Flagler College Graphic Design Program for summarizing our mission so clearly.

Ayla's Acres New Thriftique

Ayla's Acres New Thriftique

THE THRIFTIQUE IS MOVING IN APRIL
Trucks are rolling and we’re on our way! Ayla’s Acres Awesome Volunteers are relocating the Ayla’s Acres Thriftique. It is 1.7 miles from the current King Street location, just across the Bridge of Lions at 409-413 Anastasia Boulevard/A1A South. Mellow Mushroom, a familiar landmark, is right across the street. The store will be easy to spot in the warm yellow building with white trim and lots of windows.
Ayla’s Acres Thriftique will combine its showroom with adjacent warehouse space. That means that if a customer wants that perfect thing that’s not on the showroom floor, one of our volunteers can check if it is available in the warehouse and retrieve it right away. We can’t wait to serve our loyal customers—and our new customers—at this great new location!
The new site will open at the end of April. Stay tuned for the exact opening date by following us on Facebook and Instagram (links below).

THRIFT STORE IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Ayla's Acres Thrift Store is currently not accepting ANY donations due to our upcoming move in April.
For a complete list of items we are accepting once we open at our new location, click here.

MAY 5, 2021 - ST. AUGUSTINE GIVING DAY
The 3rd annual Giving Day will take place Wednesday, May 5. This 24-hour virtual fundraising event is an awesome way to support the non-profits of the greater Saint Augustine region.
Last year, Ayla's Acres raised over $13,000! This year we hope to raise $25,000. Mark your calendars and watch social media for more information on Giving Day 2021.

DO YOU LOVE ANIMALS? LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET INVOLVED? WE'RE HIRING!
We have several volunteer opportunities in our new thrift store location at 413 Anastasia Blvd. We're looking for help in three areas of our store: assisting guests, cashier, and warehouse help. The warehouse, located within our store, is a great area to get involved while maintaining social distance.
If you'd like to join our awesome team, please complete our volunteer application.

Peter's Friends Site Plan

Peter's Friends Site Plan

PETER'S FRIENDS ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTER ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY
Big news! Peter’s Friends Animal Resource Center will break ground in Spring 2021. St. Johns County approved a special use permit for the adoption center and veterinary clinic. We are waiting for the final permits and then we can start to build! The engineering is completed, site plans are ready, soil samples have been gathered, and the archaeological investigation is done.
Peter’s Friends will provide a warm, noninstitutional, clean, safe, loving environment for adoptable dogs and cats until they find their forever homes. This includes shelter, food, and interaction between people and the animals. It will also provide an onsite veterinary clinic with no- or low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination programs. Read more about our new shelter including it's location, visit Peter's Friends page.

CATERDAYS! – EVERY SATURDAY 11am to 2pm – AT OUR THRIFT STORE
Stop by our Thriftique and meet some of our adoptable kittens/cats each Saturday. Ayla's Acres Thrift Store is located at 142 King Street, St. Augustine.
Visit our website for more information on all our adoptables. And, to complete our Cat Adoption Application prior to your arrival to speed up the adoption process!
Click here to see all of our adoptable cats and dogs.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 ADOPTION EVENT at the PGA SUPERSTORE
Kick off The Players golf tournament by stopping by the PGA SuperStore at St. John's Town Center on Wednesday, March 10. Ayla's Acres has teamed up with Puppies and Golf charity for a special adoption event. We'll be there with adoptable dogs from Noon till 8pm. Raffles, prizes, putting contest, and more!
Click here for more details and to print the $20 coupon for the PGA Superstore (coupon expires March 10, 2021).




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