NEWS RELEASE · 20th October 2011
Generous Terrace and area businesses are pitching in with donations of services, merchandise and cash to help Ksan House Society increase safety for pets impacted by domestic violence. Today, Northern Savings Credit Union gave $1000 to Ksan Pets Program’s fund for an onsite kennel. “This donation is an exciting step toward a kennel to keep pets safe and with their families” said Carol Sabo, Ksan House Society Executive Director.
The Northern Savings Credit Union donation is a great boost to a fundraising effort that includes a Howl’een Benefit Dance on October 29 at Thornhill Community Hall. Tickets are selling fast for this evening of fantastic music with The Accelerators, After Hours, AWOL and Sound Collision with MC Steve Little from CFNR. The evening also features great door prizes, costume prizes and a 50/50 draw. Tickets are $20 Cash Only at Petland, Urban Pets, Misty River Books, Sight & Sound (Terrace and Kitimat) and Totem Ford.
Lots of local individuals and businesses are pitching in with door prizes and other donations for the fundraiser, including a pair of return tickets to Vancouver from Hawkair, a helicopter ride from Lakelse Air, and a day of fly fish guiding for 2 from Spey Lodge. With lots of other great prizes donated, ranging from time at the spa to dog grooming to golf passes, the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 10!
Get your tickets soon, and start working on your costume You don’t have to dress up, but if you do, you can win incredible costume prizes And don’t forget to bring cash for the cash bar, pizza, 50/50 draw and tips for the shuttle service that is being provided courtesy of Totem Ford and the Rovers. All party-goers must be 19 years of age and older.
More Information: Call Elaine at Ksan House Society, 250 635-7018
Prize Donated By:
•All Seasons Source for Sport
•All Star Shoes
•Casa Masala - Hothouse
•Cooks Jewellers, Terrace
•Images by Karlene
•Little Wiggles Dog Grooming
•Lakelse Dental Centre
•Misty River Books
•Mr. Mikes Grill
•Northern Vacuum and Sewing Center
•Sante Skin and Laser Clinic
•Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club
•SkeenaWild Conservation Trust
•The Barking Lot
Other Donations to Ksan Pets Program:
•David Oleksewich, Building Consultant
•Northern Savings Credit Union
•Olan Natural Elements
•Sight & Sound
Comment by M. Bruce on 22nd October 2011
I would argue that being able to "drop off" the beloved dog during or after an episode of alcohol abuse would be neglect. Wouldn't the dog be better off with an owner who put the needs of the animal first?
This shelter is not for that purpose.
Comment by Janice P. Robinson on 21st October 2011
Our non-human companions have always laughed and cried along-side us. That's beautiful. I like it too.
I met a couple of half-drunk, homeless people down by the river, by Walmart. They had a happy, younger dog, whose whining caught my attention because it was a very hot day. Apparently, they were shopping. I bet they were real drunk, by nightfall.
Anyways, during a prolonged winter drunk, would that couple be eligible to drop their beloved dog off at one shelter.....and then skedaddle over to the damp shelter?
Comment by c. sandecki on 20th October 2011
Often abused women stay with their abuser rather than leave their dogs or cats behind. A safe shelter that accepts pets allows these women to escape their abuser and take their pets to safety as well.
Supporting this pet shelter indirectly assists abused women.