With 2017 here, we love to reflect on the past year and all the fun things we were able to accomplish within our community.
Continuing the Tuesday OSCAR Nail Trim Fundraiser. We were excited to get to continue this awesome fundraising initiative. The OSCAR Fund stands for ‘Offering Subsidized Care for Animal Recovery’ and allows us to offer help with the cost for approved emergency cases.
(Photo of ‘Betty’ getting belly rubs during her nail trim)
For the last few years, we have had the pleasure of participating in Nation Cupcake Day in Support of the OSPCA and Humane Society. In 2016, we were able to raise OVER $620 for the amazing cause.
We also presented the Nigli Family with a tribute piece of art for their beloved ‘Lucy’ who had passed away in 2015. This memorial tribute piece hangs in the waiting room at our clinic.
The North Town Team fell in love with their 2nd Rescue Dog: ‘Tanner’. Tanner arrived in North Town with a severe infection on his tail and a lot of skin issues. Tanner spent most of his time at the clinic being spoiled by staff; Gloria would take him on daily walks after her shifts through the Etobicoke Creek Trail. Tanner was adopted by a wonderful couple and is enjoying living a spoiled lifestyle.
(Photo of Gloria, CSR at North Town, on one of her daily walks with ‘Tanner”)
A few of our team members organized a Spring Clean with “Pitch-In Canada” hosted by Tim Hortons. They supplied the bags and gloves, and we supplied some ‘man’ power with our volunteers who came out to clean up the creek trail behind our clinic. It was an amazing day for those involved, and we were able to get a lot of attention and thanks from those walking their beloved pets through the popular trail. There was a lot of garbage collected, over 478lbs to be exact!
We will be participating again this year and encourage everyone to come and hang out with us for the day. Melonie and Gloria, our Community Outreach Coordinators, would love to hear from you if you would like more information.
(Photo of Volunteers hauling the garbage collected to be disposed of.)
Purina Walk for Dog Guides takes place every May, and we love Participating. This walk is organized by the Brampton Lions Club and is one of our favourites. It takes place at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton and is a walk that both people and their dogs can attend.
Our team loves yummy treats and decided to have a ‘Summer Bake Sale’ in support of Brampton Animal Services HOPE Fund Bake Sale. This Fund raises money to help with costs of treatments needed for animals that come to the Brampton Animal Shelter in need.
Four Paws One Heart held their Annual Yard Sale at our clinic and had great success raising OVER $740! We always love seeing all the generous donations from staff and clients.
It seems that a lot of the team members at North Town took a rest from all the fundraisers in August and focused on some exciting adventures, from backpacking in the wilderness to planning weddings, this team was out and about the month of August during their down time.
Although we got rain at Brampton Animal Services Open House, the Walk-a-Thon with them the following weekend had the sun shining. We had a great time attending their events to give information about the importance of veterinary care and answer questions.
We had a blast at our ‘First Annual’ Fall Fair. A representative from local companies, pet portrait artists and food companies came out to join us for an afternoon of fun. During the Fair, we raised money for the Farley Foundation and our OSCAR Fund. Even Visual Arts Brampton came out to join our pumpkin decorating table.
Santa came back for photos with our pets in support of the OSCAR Fund. We had a couple of technical difficulties with our camera, but there was no shortage of fun and great photos taken.
We are looking forward to this year’s photos as we are already in the works of having a professional photographer take some amazing photos.
Food and Toy Drive for Brampton Animal Services and the Honeychurch Family Life Resource Centre in Brampton. Over the holiday’s we not only raised over 226lbs of donations, but we were also able to purchase $150 in Presidents Choice gift cards so they could purchase more items they needed.