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UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS AT PET VALU!
Find out what your pet would like you to know! Pet Valu, 480 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, is having a Pet Psychic event on May 18th! Readings with pet psychic Heather Masters are $20 and proceeds come to us to help us with the animals.
A big part of our mission is helping people to keep their pets. Therefore we are very pleased to announce that our very own Judy Kells of Oh Behave! Canine Training http://www.ohbehave.org/index.html is being hosted at Pet Valu, 480 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, for a "Meet the Trainer" session on May 25th. More details to come!
HEALTHY PET DAY AT GLOBAL PET FOODS
Global Pet Foods at 8 Clair Road, Guelph is having a Healthy Pet Day on June 1 beginning at 9:00 am. All proceeds go to Grand River All Breed Rescue! Please come out and see some of our adoptable dogs and participate in the Pet Challenge! Fun prizes and giveaways will also be offered. See you there!
Follow this link to learn more!
Princess Gina is a 9 month old German Shepherd mix puppy who lived on a First Nation reserve and was hit by a car. Her owners couldn't afford to help her and were going to euthanize her. Luckily one of our foster homes met her and was heartbroken at that news, so she offered to foster her if we could take her into our program.
Our vet very kindly began treating her so she didn't have to suffer dragging her leg around, even though he knew we were going to have to begin a fundraising campaign before we could pay the bill.
Princess Gina is a very sweet, affectionate dog who deserved a second chance. Unfortunately our rescue was already behind financially due to the heavy medical bills we took on with Jersey in our program who also continues to need extensive care and so at this time we are unable to take in any more animals until we can get our vet bill taken care of. We have many animals in waiting and we have space to help them but no funds. If you can spare even $10 towards our cause it is greatly appreciated. All donations received will go 100% towards the veterinary care of Princess Gina and the other animals in our program. You can send a cheque to our PO box, you can make a cash donation, you can call and make payments at our vet clinic directly or if you need a tax receipt you can click on the link to Helping Homeless Pets (http://www.helpinghomelesspets.com/donate/index.htm) and make sure you use the drop bar to indicate the funds are to go to Grand River All Breed Rescue. Please help us help those that don't have a voice and need our support!
Please read the following letter from Alison Bressette, to see how GRAB has been able to help her with the animals in need at the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, and to learn how your donations can directly help the animals in need.
Since 2009 Grand River All Breed Rescue has been helping my reserve, the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, with rehoming dogs and cats. Being the animal advocate and volunteer Animal Control Officer for my reserve, I have turned to Grand River All Breed Rescue to help save the lives of animals. GRAB has been my main source of support to save the lives of literally hundreds animals.
It is no easy task to find foster homes, coordinate veterinary appointments, screen adopter applicants, background checks, reference checks, do home visits and to deal with unforeseen issues that may arise with each animal. Yet Grand River All Breed Rescue has been there for us offering their help. When I receive a high volume of calls GRAB also provides assistance with finding other rescue groups to help. On top of this are the expenses incurred through veterinary care, which can be more costly for some animals and involves the fundraising needed to keep the rescue operating. Princess Gina’s rehabilitation and treatment costs are only one example.
Princess Gina’s last hope was when a volunteer inquired about her situation with me. I investigated Princess Gina’s circumstance with the owner. If it was not for Grand River All Breed Rescue taking in Princess Gina, she would have been euthanized. This is the situation with many animals that GRAB has taken into their rescue.
The situations for some are graver than others. For various reasons animal lives have been at risk or need to be rehomed. Many dogs get hit by cars just like Princess Gina but most do not survive their injuries. Thankfully Princess Gina had a second chance through Grand River All Breed Rescue. They have also taken in numerous puppies that had no place to go. If not for the rescue the chances of these pups surviving to 2 years old is low. Many would have become strays and eventually died. Unfortunately, others also die from sickness and sometimes from being shot. Yet GRAB has been there to help many of these animals that came into my care. For those who are strays or just unwanted, Grand River helped numerous times. And there are those who have disappeared without a trace, never to be seen again. But Grand River All Breed Rescue will yet again take in another puppy and an adult dog from me in just days from now.
If it was not for rescue groups like Grand River All Breed Rescue hundreds of animals would have no hope. So on behalf of myself, an animal advocate and volunteer Animal Control Officer for the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, I would like to submit this letter on behalf of Grand River All Breed Rescue. To let you know that your generous donation to help save these lives are so greatly appreciated. Without your help, we could not help to save all these lives, including Princess Gina’s.
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Animal Control Officer
Miss Jersey before:
Please meet the beautiful, but heartbreaking, Miss Jersey. Miss Jersey is a 2 year old hound mix who came to us from a veterinary clinic who took her in after she was found rolled up in a ball in a ditch. She was emaciated and clearly has other medical concerns as well. The veterinary clinic had heard about our good reputation and called us to see if we could take in Miss Jersey. Luckily a foster home stepped forward and she has now been in our care for several months. Miss Jersey is an angel of a dog who is doing well with her medical treatments (primarily expensive medicated baths for her mange and antibiotic treatments for recurring bladder infections). She has settled into her foster home well and is a very loving, and deserving girl. We are reaching out for financial help for Miss Jersey as her costs have been extremely expensive (right now we have spent about $1000 and there is no end in sight). We are committed to getting our Miss Jersey healthy and ready for adoption but we are reaching out for help. Donations can be made by sending a cheque to P.O. Box 32116, Preston Postal Outlet, Cambridge, ON, N3H 5M2, or by visiting the website for Helping Homeless Pets and making a donation online (donations made online will receive tax receipts!) Please visit http://www.helpinghomelesspets.com/donate/index.htm to make a donation online (please make sure you say it is for Grand River All Breed Rescue) Thank you so much in advance. We look forward to sharing Miss Jersey's progress with everyone and will be delighted when she is well enough to go up for adoption.
Miss Jersey now (after several months of TLC and medical treatments):
We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to the Pet Valu stores who fundraised for us during the PAW events! We were amazed with how generous you and your customers were and we are truly grateful for the funds and supplies raised.
UPDATE ON SPLASH
Thank you to everyone who donated towards Splash's heartworm treatment. We are extremely excited that at her last vet appointment, she tested heartworm negative! She is now cured from her heartworm and ready to be adopted! Please check out our adoptable dogs page to learn more about Splash and see if she might be the perfect dog for you!