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Our Blog

An ongoing series of fun and informative entries

Happiest of birthdays to our SAHS Rescue, CHARLIE...

 9 July, 2021

 We wanted to take this opportunity to wish our Charlie a very PAWESOME HAPPY BIRTHDAY!.


Charlie was adopted from SAHS by Penny and Tony and is now 

living his very best life. In fact, he thinks it is his birthday every day! 

He is loved up and taken care of by his family who cannot imagine their lives without him. We cannot express our gratitude to his beautiful family for their love and support. 


Happy Birthday sweet boy, we know you will have a wonderful day, from your SAHS Family 


Happiest of birthdays to our SAHS Rescue, CHARLIE...

 9 July, 2021

 We wanted to take this opportunity to wish our Charlie a very PAWESOME HAPPY BIRTHDAY!.


Charlie was adopted from SAHS by Penny and Tony and is now 

living his very best life. In fact, he thinks it is his birthday every day! 

He is loved up and taken care of by his family who cannot imagine their lives without him. We cannot express our gratitude to his beautiful family for their love and support. 


Happy Birthday sweet boy, we know you will have a wonderful day, from your SAHS Family 


Get your paws on a ticket ....

 8 July, 2021

We will be at Superstore on Friday 9th July & Saturday 10th July from 10am - 3pm selling tickets. 

Treat yourself to the chance to win a basket of fun for summer!

We will be at Superstore Medicine Hat today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. selling tickets for this basket, the contents of which include:

* Mary Kay gift pack

* White gold diamond earrings

* Personalized pet portrait

* Reuben's Greenhouse gift card 

* Swarovski phone case (XR)

* One bottle of Bailey's

* One bottle of Kahlua

* Two bottles of wine

Tickets are $10 and your chances to win are 1 in 200.

All funds raised will be going to the care of our animals, particularly veterinary care at this time.

We have 5 amazing local businesses on our sponsorship team! They all sponsor our fundraisers, and they include:

* Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens Medicine Hat

* Davis GMC Buick

* South Country Co-op

* Grover Dental Centre

* TIMKO Home Improvements

Draw date is July 31, 2021, at Davis GMC Buick!  


A sad day for the SAHS family ....

 7 July, 2021


Keno deserves a place of honour on our media pages today; please send your collective thoughts and prayers to his grieving family. Adopted in 2019, he lived a wonderful life until his death due to cancer today. He is a shining example of the love animals hold in their hearts and the joy they bring to their families.

Rest in Peace sweet boy, from you SAHS Family 


Challenge your cats ....

 5 July, 2021


Cats are intelligent beings whose minds thrive on challenges!

Regular mental stimulation is important, and Nala is demonstrating some interactive play with a member of her family. She is our 2021 Cat Mascot and living her best life in her adopted home!

Some ideas for mental stimulation are:

* A cat wand is an excellent toy and engages your cat's hunting skills

* Separate your cat's meals into a few portions and "hide" them around the house for a little treasure hunt; you might have to encourage your cat to play along at first

* Make sure and have some cat trees with vertical space on them to encourage your pet to use their climbing skills, they love to defy gravity

* Pick up some automated or motion sensored toys for play time even when you're not home

* Puzzle feeders let your cat exercise their mind and their muscles

* Don't forget a good old cardboard box is great fun and mentally stimulating for your pet; look up some DIY ideas online for plenty of homemade cat toys.


Stop by for pet supplies and say hello to our cuties ....

 3 July, 2021


Today, we want to send out our special thanks to Pet Valu North (Crescent Heights) for all they do for us and for our kittens!

They regularly have some of our kittens in their store so interested folks have a place to go meet them; this is imperative for us, as we don't have a shelter building and all of our kittens are in foster homes. 

This opportunity to have them out in public is huge! Pop in if you would like to meet Finch and Lola, who are very special and very different siblings; Finch is a Siamese cross, and Lola is a Calico tabby.

When in the store, please ask a staff member for assistance before opening the cage. It is best if they are with you when you meet any kittens as they can be squirmy and quick, and we want to prevent any kitten escapees in the store. Also, once you have let them know you would like to meet the kittens, please be mindful if the staff is busy as they will need to take care of other customers first. Feel free and talk to the kitties and even take photos while you wait.

The staff care for the kittens during their time at the store, and we appreciate all the loving care they provide! Head on over to meet some cuties, and please thank the staff for all they do while you're there! Pet Valu is an amazing part of our community! ❤


Lets make sure Canada Day is happy for everyone ....

 1 July, 2021

If you have a pet who is affected by fireworks, 

consider the following:

* walk your dog before the fireworks are scheduled to start (even in this heat, it may be cool enough to be out in the later evening for a stroll); this will help tire them out and assure you are not out during the noise

* keep your pet indoors during firework displays and if they will be outside, ensure they are wearing proper identification (more dogs run away in the US on July 4th than any other day of the year)

* play white noise or calming music at a louder volume during fireworks

* use whatever comforts you have available; a favourite blanket, kennel time, delicious treat (a frozen Kong or bone takes some time to get through), etc.

* distract your pet with training time, playtime, special cuddle time, etc.

* close windows and curtains to block out sites and sounds

* if you live in close proximity to scheduled fireworks, consider going for a drive or to a friend’s house

* reassure your pet with a calm, loving voice; never get angry or expect them to “face their fears,” and try to 

stay calm - dogs pick up on it when they sense we are worried about them







Lets talk about hot dogs ....

 30 June, 2021

If you are out and about in the heat over the next two weeks, you can stop at the Red Cross where they have

 a tap and bowl placed outside their office on 

4th Ave SE and Aberdeen Street.

Of course, exercise caution and don't have your pets 

outside if the asphalt and cement sidewalks are too hot

 for them, but it's great to know where extra water 

sources are when you need them.


If anyone else has water outside, feel free to send us an email so we can share this valuable information.


Please SHARE, and thanks to everyone at the Red Cross for being so kind! 






Lets talk about cool chicks ....

29 June, 2021

Today’s tip is for your pet birds! 

Our current heatwave makes it extremely important to think of all the pets in our homes, and birds are no exception. Make sure bird cages aren’t in direct sunlight, freshen water bowls often, and offer a birdbath, spritz feathers lightly, or depending on the breed or your bird, take them for a shower with you. They will also enjoy indirect air from a fan to help them stay cool.

Today’s tip to stay cool is brought to you by our amazing sponsor, @groverdentalcentre!






Our amazing local community.....

28 June, 2021


In the month of May, we experienced an absolute miracle when Jo Jo Gilbertson of Fort MacLeod, Alberta, reached out and sent us the entire $400 needed to look after Roxy, a dog who was in our care, for the entire month. Roxy is in liver failure and requires special food and medications, and her funds were a huge gift to us!


When we posted a thank you to Joanne, we were beyond amazed when we had another incredible human reach out to us! Leslie Hegland Hailwood ALSO send us $400 to further sponsor Roxy for the month of June!


By some incredible stroke of pure fortune, Roxy was adopted before the end of May, and Leslie's funds were not required for Roxy the month of June. She graciously agreed to leave her funds with us to be used wherever necessary for the other animals in our care. We always have a lot going on here at SAHS, and the animals you see up for adoption are not the only ones we have; there are others waiting 

to be vetted, being treated for sickness or waiting to become old enough for adoption. Leslie's funds have truly helped 

us out to a huge degree, and we hope you will join us in thanking her! She was thrilled to hear Roxy had been adopted, of course.


Leslie's love for animals is plain to see, and while Leslie and Tim don't have any pets at the moment, we would like to share photos of the 2 dogs they had in the past, both of whom were adopted. Each had to be put down due to cancer, which was understandably unbearable for Leslie and Tim 💔, but their love for their own pets will live on and shine in all the good things they are doing for others.


Ah, but it doesn't end there. Through conversation with Leslie, she became aware of our sponsorship program, and incredibly, she and her husband own a successful local business and have signed up for the month of July as one of our sponsors! Please welcome TIMKO Home Improvements to our team here at SAHS; you will be hearing more about them in the month to come, and we will place their business information on our website and Facebook pages as well.

We are always a grateful bunch, but our hearts are truly overflowing. We are surrounded by amazing people and we are thrilled to be able to continue to help animals thanks to all the help we receive!



Tick, tick boom....

26 June, 2021


It is tick season. Whether you walk your pups in long grassy areas or just around the neighbourhood, these pesky ticks like to hitch a ride on our furry friends. Check out our helpful picture on the left to help you check your dogs for hitchhikers after their walk. 



Sponsor highlight....

25 June, 2021

We are thrilled with how well our sponsorship program is going, which only started in March of this year.

Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens Medicine Hat has been with us since the beginning, and we are extremely thankful!

Not only can Selena Lapp very capably assist you with all your real estate needs, she is also a passionate animal lover and advocate for the stray, unwanted and relinquished animals in and around Medicine Hat.

She is the kind of person who we have a lot of respect for because she goes above and beyond for Medicine Hat; she grew up here, and she is invested in her city!

Rafter SL Real Estate's Facebook page is packed with goodies for you...not only will you find homes for sale, but Selena posts a lot of great information about home decor and tips as well!

You can call Selena at 403-504-9813 and she will even give you a complimentary evaluation on your home!

Looking for other ways to contact Selena?

Email [email protected]

IG @selenalapp

Website: https://www.selenalapp.com/

Please join us in sending this incredible lady and her successful company a huge thank you!



Smelly cat..smelly cat..... 

24 June, 2021

Though many of us humans enjoy that feeling of zen and strong scent we can achieve with incense, it is important to remember that incense can be particularly harmful to cats.

Cats can be extremely sensitive to smoke, and its presence can worsen or even cause asthma, other respiratory issues 0r even skin dermatitis. Sneezing, congestion and watery eyes are all symptoms of upper respiratory illness which can easily be brought on by the use of incense.

Cats’ lungs are much more sensitive than ours, and burning incense can even lead to lung carcinoma.



And the winner is.....

20 June, 2021

Congratulations to Tracey on your big win of the Grilling and Chilling Father’s Day basket and Kamado grill!

We appreciate your support of SAHS! ❤️


Thank you to everyone who bought tickets! 🐾🐾


We also want to thank Posh Wash for selling tickets in their store - your support is greatly appreciated!  Also many thanks to Superstore, Walmart and South Country Co-op for allowing us to have a table in your stores 

to sell our tickets. 



Come visit us at the Market!

19 June, 2021

The fun has begun!

The Arizona Flea Market is on until 5:30 p.m. today, with lots of great vendor booths, beer gardens, live music, food vendors, and MORE! We have a 50/50 going and hope to see one happy winner walk away with a pot of cash at the end of the day!

The weather is perfect and we hope to see you soon! All proceeds raised from our booth will be going directly to the animals in our care for creature comforts, supplies, food and veterinary care! 



Father's Day is just around the corner...

18 June, 2021

Posh Wash is the place to be if you would like to purchase a ticket

 for our Grilling & Chilling Father's Day basket and there is only 

one more day to purchase!! 

Only SEVEN tickets remain; tickets are $10 each. The lucky winner will be chosen Saturday, June 19th at 2 p.m.

Our fundraiser is brought to you by these amazing local sponsors:

* South Country Co-op

* Davis GMC Buick

* Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens Medicine Hat

* Grover Dental Centre

The lucky Dad will win a prize valued at $700, which includes:

* Kamoda Grill courtesy of Princess Auto Medicine Hat

* BBQ tool set

* Golf package courtesy of Paradise Valley Golf Course

* Gift cards courtesy of Country Crumbs Bakery & Café

* Pro-V Golf Balls

* Wiser's Whiskey courtesy of DJ Plumbing & Gas Fittings

We are thankful to everyone who helped make this raffle possible!

When you purchase tickets for our raffle, you are directly supporting 

the animals in our care and helping to provide them with veterinary care, food and creature comforts! Thank you so much to our amazing community for your continued support!

Thank you Posh Wash for helping us out with ticket sales, we appreciate you! ❤


 Thank You ....

16 June, 2021

South Country Co-op is an incredible part of our community! 

In the past, they have donated items to our fundraisers, provided us with space to sell tickets, and now they are a part of our sponsorship program! Their funds help us to carry on with all of our fundraisers and competitions, and you will see their logo often on our posters, etc.

They are signed up to sponsor us until March 2022 and we are so fortunate to have them on board! We enjoy sending them a thank you each month to help highlight their generosity and kindness, as well as promote their business. You can find not only your liquor and grocery shopping at South Country Co-op, but also gas, car washes, and even take care of your pharmacy needs.

Did you know they even have an app? Search "co-op app," enter your co-op number, and you are all set! 

Make sure to keep South Country Co-op in mind when you 

are shopping; support local and even earn money while you're doing it!

Thank you South Country Co-op for all you do for SAHS and our animals - we appreciate you!


A message from Meko...

12 June, 2021

Meko is our 2021 Small Animal Mascot and he has done

 a fantastic job of sharing important messages with us so 

far this year for other ferret owners!

Today, he brings you important information for ferrets.

Duk Soup (this is a brand name, but we will share a video for the homemade version as well) is a mushy mixture to use when you have a ferret who is sick, nursing, or not eating well. Ferrets are susceptible to adrenal issues and sometimes it is necessary to feed them Duk Soup - and they do love it!

Duk Soup can also help your ferret get the necessary nutrients when you know they are in their final months.

This concoction used to be difficult to come across, but is available locally now and has been found at Petland, so you can keep it handy in case you need it. Just add water.

Ferrets are specialized pets and do get sick very easily, so please do your research and educate yourself before adopting one. It is important to give all the proper care for every pet!

Meko has been very blessed to be adopted into a home where his parents take their pet ownership seriously, they take excellent care of Meko!

Selena Lapp with Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens Medicine Hat is also a passionate animal lover, and she is pleased to bring you all of our mascot updates as part of our sponsorship program!

Meko's mom provided the following YouTube link for making your own soup for ferrets (thank you Meko's mama!)



Click to view You Tube video on Duk Soup

Sending a huge Thank You ....

10 June, 2021

We received donations today from the kind-hearted folks 

at Pet Valu, and we want to send them a huge thanks 

and let them know that we appreciate every single thing 

they do to help us

If you are looking for a pet store with knowledgeable, friendly staff who also take part in their community and assist any way they can, please be sure to check them out! They also have a location on Carry Drive, and they have everything 

you need everything from pet food and supplies to pet grooming and self-serve bathing facilities.

Thank you Pet Valu! ❤


Watch what they eat...

8 June, 2021

Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs; even small amounts 

can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs.

Symptoms can include weakness, staggering and vomiting. 

If you think your dog has consumed xylitol, see your veterinarian immediately.

Xylitol is in many items these days, and although a lot of things your dog should never consume contain xylitol, dogs 

will still be dogs and sometimes eat things they should not, 

so be aware.

On top of that, much more common food items can be dangerous such as nut butter, desserts, ice cream and yoghurt.

Be sure you are aware of where xylitol is hiding and never allow your dog to consume it. Check out this great article from Pet MD!


click to link to Pet MD Article

Update on sweet Peko

5 June, 2021

We are pleased to bring you a new photo of Peko which 

shows how much he is perking up.

This incredible little soul is a real fighter, and he is doing amazing! He is enjoying being able to free roam out of his kennel now that he is feeling better.

It is clear that life has not been easy for Peko and he has been through a lot, but he doesn't have any hard feelings about it; he is a kind, loving soul, and his foster mom is absolutely in love with him and caring for him with all her heart and soul. We know he is in good hands.

We want to thank everyone in our community who generously donated for Peko's care, your kindness has made all the difference in the world to him

We also wish to thank Leslie Hegland Hailwood; this generously lady sent us a whopping $400 to sponsor Roxy for the entire month of June, and now that Roxy is adopted, she has left her funds with SAHS to care for the other animals who are with us as we see fit. Peko is one of the very special recipients of her kindness! Thank you Leslie!


Have you ever considered fostering? 

2 June, 2021

We have been putting out some calls for foster homes, and we are still in need of more. We have several cats looking for foster homes at the moment; if you are interested, we would love to chat with you!

How does fostering work?

Fostering means that we pay the bills and supply you with everything you need to care for the animals who come to your home, and you give them a place to live and some love and cuddles! You are assigned a caseworker to make sure your needs are met, and you are most welcome to pick and choose which animals work in your home situation.

When an animal you have fostered is adopted, it is an incredible 

feeling to know that you made a difference in their life!


You can call us at 587-253-4203 (please leave a message if we don't answer, and we will get back to you) or click on the link below to fill in an application form to become a foster



Link to our Foster application form

To find out more about Rita

Learn more about our sponsor, Grover Dental

31 May, 2021


It's time for us to thank Grover Dental Centre for everything they 

do for us through our sponsorship program!

They are signed up again for the month of June, and we are 

gratefully excited to have them on board! Grover Dental Centre's sponsorship funds help to support our fundraisers and competitions, 

our Happy Tails page, and they have chosen Rita as their 

special animal to try to help get adopted!

We are thankful to have them as part of our team, and these sponsorship funds help us budget and plan out our funds in order to responsibly decide what animals we can take in and afford veterinary care for, as well as to feed and house the ones we already have. 

We are 100% fundraiser-driven, and knowing we can count on sponsorship funds makes a huge difference to us!


Did you know Grover Dental Centre can help you out with cosmetic dentistry? Check out this information from their Instagram page:

"Cosmetic dentistry can be anything from teeth whitening to veneers or dental implants, so whether you just want to bleach away the stains on your teeth or get an implant to replace a missing tooth, Grover Dental Centre can help you get the smile you have been hoping for.

You will feel at ease knowing when you walk into our office we will treat you like family and always greet you with a warm smile.

Call us today to set up your consultation:

403-526-7555 (accepting new patients)

Come be part of our family!"

You can find Grover here on Facebook, through the website attached here, or on Instagram at @Groverdentalcentre

Grover Dental, we are very thankful! Thank you for being an incredible part of our community!





Visit Grover Dental 's website

Happy tears, happy tears....

29 May, 2021


It is an incredibly special day here at the 

Southern Alberta Humane Society!

Roxy is ADOPTED! She is heading to beautiful BC for a 

wonderful retirement with this fantastic lady!!


We have so many people to thank for their heartfelt interest in Roxy...

First and foremost, her foster mom and foster children. Fostering a dog is an incredible experience, and it can also be extremely difficult when it comes time to say goodbye, as we all know dogs are very loyal and consider you their own. We know this is a happy day for her foster family, but also a hard one, and we thank them so much for all they do as a foster family with SAHS.


We also want to thank Davis GMC Buick for choosing Roxy as their special foster animal the first month they joined our sponsorship program. They have been interested in fostering her again as well and have stayed on with us as sponsors, and their funds make a huge difference to Roxy and all other animals here at SAHS.


We were flabbergasted when Joanne Gilbertson came along and donated $400 for the total cost of Roxy's care in the month of May. She had been interested in adopting Roxy, and when it wasn't the perfect setting for Roxy, she wanted to care for her anyway! We did a special feature on her, and we hope you have seen it.


Joanne was hoping to inspire others to help Roxy out, and we haven't even announced yet that Leslie Hegland Hailwood came along immediately and did exactly that! She has already donated $400 for Roxy's care for the month of June, and now that Roxy is adopted, she has chosen to leave her funds with us to help care for the other animals, and we are beyond grateful! We will be thanking her some more during the month of June, so please keep an eye out for that.

We are, of course, thankful as well to City Veterinary Hospital for caring for Roxy during her stay with us.


This is not the complete list of people who were invested in Roxy's wellbeing and care deeply for her, but suffice to say, nothing goes unnoticed, and we are grateful as well to our regular volunteers, her caseworker, etc. for everything they do for us. We are appreciative 

of everyone who shares our posts and gets the word out so that 

someone in BC can come across our animals for adoption and 

fall in love with them!

Roxy, we know you are going to have an amazing life with your wonderful new mom. Happy trails, sweet soul!! ❤



Win your fuel for a year

South Country Co-op - Thank you 

27 May, 2021


We like to thank our sponsors at least once a month, and South Country Co-op is an exceptionally community-minded business that has signed up on our sponsorship program for a year! They always help us out on our fundraisers with donations, and they are signed up to sponsor all of our fundraisers and competitions for a YEAR! As well, whenever possible, restrictions allowing etc., they share their store space with us for ticket sales on raffles.

We are extremely grateful to them, and ask that you please keep them in mind for all your grocery, gas, liquor and prescription needs! Supporting local is so important, and they always have lots of great things going on such as their Win Your Fuel For A Year contest!!

Thank you so much South Country Co-op!



It takes a village ...

26 May, 2021


We are beyond grateful for the food donations received yesterday from Blue Buffalo!!

Thank you so much for being an amazing member

 of the pet community Blue Buffalo! Your generous 

donation is going to make a huge difference in the lives 

of the animals in our care.

We are 100% volunteer-run and fundraiser-driven and it is incredible moments like this make all the difference for us! 🐾❤️



GO FUND ME FOR PEKO

Peko update...

24 May, 2021


Peko is being lovingly, expertly cared for and he is growing 

stronger every day. His next vet appointment is May 27th and 

we will be providing an update then as well.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to Peko’s care, 

we are incredibly grateful! Your funds for his special case not only allow him to receive great care but also help us maintain our ability to help others as well. We are proud to be part of a terrific community! 


If you would like to contribute to our Go-Fund me , click the link below Peko's photo on the left.


Local support means so much to us...

21 May, 2021

On this Fantastic Friday, we are sending our sincere 

thanks to Posh Wash!

Every time we have basket raffle sales going on, they are more 

than willing to help us sell tickets in their store. 

Having a physical location for ticket sales with restrictions in place

 is a huge help to us, and we really appreciate them more 

than they know.

Posh Wash is much more than a regular laundromat! 

They offer coin laundry or drop-off laundry service, Smart Klean laundry ball sales, eco-friendly dry cleaning, sewing, ironing, 

alterations and MORE! If you have never used their services, please visit their website at https://90o.cd5.myftpupload.com/ and 

help support this wonder community-minded local business, and 

be sure to give them a like on Facebook.

Our Grilling & Chilling Father's Day raffle sales are on NOW, and for $10, you can buy a ticket to win some incredible items for Dad! You can pick up your tickets in person at Posh Wash (105 - 20 Northlands Way NE), directly through our home page on this website, or by calling 587-253-4203.


THANK YOU Posh Wash for your ongoing support, and to our community for supporting our fundraisers!


A little cuteness to brighten up this snowy day...

20 May, 2021

How about this for cuteness overload?

Seriously, how adorable is Meko? You may have seen him on our Facebook page recently as he won our 2021 Small Animal Mascot contest!! He also has his own page under MASCOTS so check him out there if you want more cute photos. He drops by now and then with pictures and great advice for other ferret owners.

He is living his very best life with loving parents and other 

critters...including two snakes, a cockatiel, some fish and Piper the conure, also adopted from SAHS!

He keeps his mom very busy in true ferret style, and we are 

happy he found such a great home!


Grover Dental Centre recognizes the importance of all animals becoming adopted and sponsors our Happy Tails album through our sponsorship program. We are so happy to have them on board!


Kittens having kittens...

18 May, 2021

It’s a fact. Kittens can have up to 3 litters before 

they even turn one year old. 

Did you know that an intact female has a high risk of mammary and uterine cancer as well as serious uterine infections? 

Spaying your cat is a sensible, kind, healthy decision to make.. for your pet.   Kitten season is HERE, and the evidence of how fast cats can multiply is all around us. Please choose to be a responsible pet owner 🐾❤️


If I fits, I sits...

17 May, 2021


We are all familiar with cats taking on the shape of 

whatever is lying around! It's an adorable habit and 

an excellent photo opportunity every time they find somewhere new to sit.

Cats like to fit into small spaces because it makes 

them feel safer and more secure. Instead of being 

exposed to clamor and possible wide-open spaces, 

they prefer to huddle in smaller areas.

Our 2021 Cat Mascot, Nala, demonstrates! She has 

found a beautiful bowl to perch in and seems pretty 

happy with herself!



Weeding tips from Miss Evey...

15 May, 2021

Evey is our 2021 Dog Mascot, and she is here to warn you of the dangers of weed killer on your pets' paws. Commonly used commercial weed killers can irritate, inflame and burn your pets' paws, and Evey wants to make sure that doesn't happen to any of her friends.


Evey's parents use a homemade mixture of:

* 1 gallon vinegar

* 1 cup table salt (epsom salt is said to work as well)

* 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap (Dawn seems to work best)

Mix all and distribute evenly over your weeds with a 

regular weed sprayer!


If your pet does become exposed to chemicals on their paws, Evey suggests washing their paws immediately with a pet-friendly shampoo followed by a good rinse.

We love the adorable shots Evey posed for so that we could spread this important message! Thank you Evey! ❤

Canadian Animal Task Force 

website

Great news for animal rescue

12 May, 2021

Last fall, we were in contact with the Canadian 

Animal Task Force to try to get some desperately needed help for Suffield and Cypress County, and we are 

thrilled to see this coming to fruition!!

Cypress County is moving ahead with getting some help for a TNR program on Walsh, Irvine and Suffield. This announcement is excellent news not only for every local rescue that cannot possibly help every animal, but also 

for the countless amazing souls who live in these areas 

and feed dozens (if not more) of cats and who try to 

keep them warm in the colder months. Of course, the 

best news is for the cats themselves!

If you have knowledge of a cat colony in your area, please contact the Canadian Animal Task Force on their website as they are currently collecting information. The link is underneath the photos on the left.

TNR programs work! This is a huge win for our area, thank you to Cypress County and the task force for acknowledging this issue and working towards a resolution! 

We are celebrating 2 years of rescue...

11 May, 2021

We are celebrating two years of rescue here at the 

Southern Alberta Humane Society!

Our hearts are full; we have adopted out 180 animals!!

We are a 100% volunteer-driven humane society, we do not receive any government funding and we exist solely on fundraising efforts. To say we are supported by our community and even people from afar is an understatement because we couldn’t do this without your generosity! 

Thank you is simply not enough.

We owe a debt of gratitude to our Board Members, volunteers and foster homes for working tirelessly for us, 

our vet for keeping our animals healthy, the people 

who trust us to take their animals in when they can

 no longer be cared for, and all the unsung heroes who

 are rescuing stray, feral and dumped animals in and around our fair city.

We love to hear your Happy Tails and celebrate once these sweet souls are adopted, so please keep sending those in as often as you like, and if your pet has a birthday or special moment and was adopted through SAHS, we love to hear about that too!

The citizens and local businesses here have continued to support us and we cannot state enough how much it is appreciated! Our recent sponsorship program is doing well and we are fortunate to have animal-loving and community-minded businesses that go above and beyond. 

We are so very grateful!!

Lastly, we want to say we never forget any of these amazing pets! They all hold a special place in our hearts. We look forward to our third year of operations! 

Sweet Sammy got her own special sponsor..

10 May, 2021

Sammy is the very lucky recipient of her own 

sponsor for the month of May!

The incredibly generous men and women of Davis GMC Buick have chosen her as their special adoptable pet this month, and she is really pleased!

Who is Sammy? She is a 10-1/2-year-old domestic short hair Calico who is sweet as can be! She’s a sweet soul who is full of love and a sheer pleasure to live with. She’s thriving in foster care and has become a bit of a 

spokeslady for diabetes, as she was diagnosed with the disease after she came into our care. She requires special food and injections every 12 hours, but manages very well and doesn’t complain a single bit.

She’s seen here snuggling on her scratching board, 

which she absolutely adores.

Sammy has been through a lot of change and shown an incredible amount of resilience, she is very special lady.

If you are interested in Sammy, adoption click the link below to see more information about her and to access 

the adoption application.

Thank you so much to all the folks at Davis for helping Sammy out this month!

Happy Mother's Day!

9 May, 2021

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there, and all

 of the other significant people who play the important

 role of mother in the lives of those they love!

The vast majority of our volunteers are Moms as well, and we want to honor them today, as we appreciate their dedication and volunteer spirits. They work tirelessly for SAHS and our animals, as well as at their own jobs and for their families. You are incredible!

A mother's love is irreplaceable, and moms make the world a better place! ❤ Best wishes for an extra special day!

And the lucky winner is...

8 May, 2021

Our heartfelt congratulations to Julia Deminick - the lucky 

winner of our fantastic Mother's Day Basket! 

 We hope you enjoy your wonderful winnings and have a 

fantastic Mother's Day!


Our 2021 dog mascot, Miss Evey, made a special appearance for the draw with her mom, Liane! Thank you Miss Evey and well done!


A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO

* Pet Valu for hosting our draw today and for their continued support

* Donors to our basket, including Botanicals, By The C, 

Country Crumbs Bakery & Café, Skin Passions Body Essentials 

and Wrights Jewellers

* Our fundraising sponsors, South Country Co-op, Davis GMC Buick, Grover Dental Centre and Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes

 & Gardens Medicine Hat

* Posh Wash for helping us sell tickets

* Our hard-working Board Members who put this basket together, helped to sell tickets and attended the draw

* Our supporters for SELLING OUT this fundraiser by sharing our posts and purchasing tickets!

Funds raised go toward food, medication, supplies and veterinary care for all the animals we have in our care - thank you so much!


Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and helped to support SAHS and the animals in our care!


Remember to check for pet-friendly flowers for Mum...

6 May, 2021

Heads up! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th! 

If the special lady in your life shares her space with pets, keep these pet-friendly flowers in mind!

Miss Vanjie is a fighter...

5 May, 2021

We have every reason to celebrate here at SAHS!

Miss Vanjie is a beautiful Tortie who had one stillborn baby on her own, 

and in the end, an emergency C-section in the evening at the vet clinic 

where, sadly, none of her other three kittens survived.

She was spayed during the procedure as well, and she won’t ever have 

to go through this horror again.

Miss Vanjie was a dumped cat who had been living with a feral colony, 

and although her talented foster mom had been working hard with her, 

we were very concerned all gains would be lost.

Instead, Miss Vanjie returned to her foster home and completely rallied! 

She is doing great with other cats and even a small dog! She continues to fully recover and she even had an adoption pending.

Her veterinary costs are $3000, and we started a Go Fund Me to raise funds for her, and several of you have e-transferred us as well. We want you to know how very much we appreciate your generosity, and we continue to try to raise funds to cover these costs. Anyone wishing to help out can still head over to the link below or e-transfer to [email protected]

Your funds help us to carry on and still be able to help all the animals coming in during this busy spring kitten season, whereas otherwise, this extra expense would have required us to temporarily close our intake. 

MISS VANJIE'S GO FUND ME

Congratulations Mama Gemma.....

2 May, 2021

Sweet Gemma is proud Mom to three gray kittens 

and one black kitten. Congratulations Gemma!

Stay tuned as this family of five will all go up for 

adoption when the time comes! ❤️

What a great way to start a new month....

1 May 2021

We have been REALLY excited to bring you the news 

of our new sponsor for May!

Did you know anyone can sponsor/virtually foster with us? 

You don't have to be a business, and Joanne Gilbertson of Fort Macleod, 

Alberta, is the first one to sign up as an individual sponsor!

This absolutely incredible lady is truly a superhero to us. She has 

signed up to sponsor Roxy for the month of May, and by sponsor, we mean she is covering ALL of Roxy's expenses this month, to a grand total of $400!

The relief this brings to us as a humane society operating only on 

fundraisers is huge, and we are all so grateful to this wonderful woman. 

We are also very pleased that she cares about Roxy so deeply, 

as that is exactly what our sweet Roxy deserves.

Roxy is a 10-year-old Boxer Mastiff cross currently in our care, 

and if you haven't seen her bio, please head over to our ADOPTABLE ANIMALS, or click on the link below to learn all about her. 

This beautiful soul is now in liver failure, and we are searching for her

 forever and final home. She is on special food and medication, and 

requires regular veterinary visits. Her care is costly, and we know that it 

will be someone very special who can step up to adopt her.

Joanne has really gone above and beyond in sponsoring Roxy's care for 

May, and we can't thank her enough!

Keep an eye out in mid-May when we will be doing a special feature

 on Joanne. We can't wait to get to know this wonderful lady better 

and share her story with you. ❤

From all of us at SAHS, thank you Joanne Gilbertson for your kindness, and we know that Roxy and her foster family are very grateful as well!

ADOPTABLE DOGS

Fun Fact Friday....

30 April, 2021

Did you know?

Most cats are crepuscular, meaning they are

 most active at dawn and dusk.

However...if a cat started out as a stray, they may be 

most active at night because that is when their prey 

was most active!

Either that, or they just know YOU are sleeping 😆

Sponsor spotlight ....

28 April, 2021

Grover Dental Centre has been a part of our sponsor program for 

2 months in a row! We are extremely fortunate to have them on board!

Throughout the months of March and April 2021, they have sponsored our website and social media and our Happy Tails album. They also chose to 

sponsor our beautiful dog Rita, who is currently awaiting her forever home.

We hope that every time you see their name on one of our posts, 

our local community takes note that they are a great part of our 

wonderful city!

We are extremely grateful for their kindness, and we wish to 

send them a huge THANK YOU!! 


Please read on to learn more about them:

Website: https://www.groverdental.ca/


About Grover Dental Centre:

"We offer a wide variety of services.  Some people have difficulty making time in their schedules for six-month check-ups and preventative cleanings. Keep in mind that these appointments actually save you time, money, and pain later on. 

When you meet with your dentists in Medicine Hat, you follow a straight path 

to improved dental and overall health. And when you neglect your oral care, 

the path becomes more difficult.


Make Grover Dental Centre your dentist in Medicine Hat. Your dentist can help you prevent a number of dental complications. If you can't avoid those complications, you can also find a solution when you meet with us. 

Our range of services include:

Bridges and crown installation

Children's dentistry

Orthodontics

Bleaching/cosmetic dentistry

Denture placement

Wisdom teeth removal

Root canal treatment

Preventative dentistry


Contact Our Centre When Dental Emergencies Occur:

Unfortunately, you can't plan and prepare for every dental need. If an emergency arises–like dental pain, chipped enamel, or loss of tooth, let us know. Our dentists in Medicine Hat will assist you. Don't wait until morning to deal with your emergency; call on a response team that is available 24/7.


Call Grover Dental Centre to get a head start on your family's dental care. You can schedule an appointment for yourself or for every member of your family. Get in touch with us at 403-526-7555. If you have any questions or concerns, you can also fill out our contact form.


From all of us at SAHS, thank you to all the amazing folks over at Grover Dental Centre! Please consider them if you are in need of a dentist!

It needs to be said....

27 April ,2021

We are never here to judge or blame, but education on harder to 

discuss issues is extremely important. 

Sometimes, people feel they are left with no other option than to dump 

their cat. What are some hard facts about the aftermath?


* Most likely, this animal will become a feral stray and slowly starve, get killed by a passing car or dog, or succumb to disease.

* It is possible they will become part of a feral cat colony, and young females who are not spayed will reproduce, sometimes up to 4 times before they even 

turn 1 year old. You are absolutely compounding the situation by dumping 

any cat who has not been spayed or neutered.

* Previously indoor cats or new kittens have no idea how to hunt, find shelter or detect danger.  MAYBE three in ten will remain alive after dumping.

* Female cats that have one litter after another suffer exponentially, often having to suffer through the death of their kittens, and if they do successfully giving birth, becoming absolutely exhausted by the constant cycle of pregnancy, birth, feeding, etc. Their own nutritional stores become extremely depleted.

* Other cats who already live outside are territorial, and the chances of them letting another cat "in" are not great. There are also packs of dogs, foxes, and coyotes in most country areas today, and hawks pose a significant danger as 

well, so any dumped animal runs a strong risk of becoming dinner.

* Cats are born with a strong urge to return to what they consider home. If

 you dump them, their instinct is to find their way back to you. That means they likely won't stay where you dumped them, and instead, they will try to

 find their way back and very often will be attacked, eaten, run over or 

starve to death in their effort to come home to you. 

* Very few cats are fortunate enough to find a kind person that loves cats 

and is willing to take them in. There are many people who dislike cats, and some cruel people that will even try to harm them.

* All cats will convert to feral if abandoned with no positive human contact.


What is the #1 way you can help?

SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS.

But you can also:

* Become educated on what the costs of owning a pet will be, and 

don't get a pet until you can afford to do so.

* Check out local low-cost spay and neuter programs.

* NEVER allow your cat to roam, especially if it is not spayed or neutered.

* Refuse to be part of the problem.

* Educate others through discussion, sharing of posts, and being a great 

example of stellar pet ownership.


We know there are many issues in finding a place to take a cat you can no longer keep, or a stray you have found on your property. We need to work on legislation, TNR programs, support of local shelters who are doing all they 

can, etc. to come closer to solving this HUGE problem, but in the meantime, spaying and neutering all pets and keeping them indoors would make a 

much bigger difference than many people realize. 

It's an easy way to at least begin to help these poor animals.

Sponsor Spotlight....Selena Lapp

26 April, 2021

It’s time for an extra special shout-out to one of 

our incredible sponsors!

When buying or selling a home, it’s important to have a Real Estate Agent you can trust! Selena Lapp with 

Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens 

Medicine Hat is the right person for the job.

She is committed to helping you with your goals in selling and buying, and she is also committed to her community. 


She has sponsored us for the second month in a row, 

and her funds help us continue to provide veterinary 

care, food and supplies for the animals we take in 

and care for until adoption day. 


You’ll see her logo on all of our current fundraisers!

Selena will even offer you a complimentary market evaluation on your home! 

You can reach her at 403-504-9813.

Interested in other ways to reach her?

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://selenalapp.com/

Instagram: @selenalapp

Be sure to check out her Facebook page as well, where 

she not only shares her current listings but also tips and informative information on all things home-related!

Please join us in thanking this fantastic lady

 for her support! ❤️🐾

update on Miss Vanjie...

25 April 20201

The best news is that Miss Vanjie is recovering well.

She is such a loving girl, and is so grateful to be rescued!

As she was feral (previously dumped, and now living with 

a colony), we were worried this would set her back. To 

our surprise, she has adapted amazingly!

This little girl will be up for adoption once she has 

completely recovered.

We continue to accept donations for her care and vet bills at the GoFund Me link below; or, if you prefer, you can e-transfer to [email protected] (mention Miss Vanjie in the comments so we know what the donation is for!)

We are so very grateful for all donations that have come in so far, whether, through the link, e-transfer, or those dropped off in person! We are thankful to be part of such a 

wonderful community! ❤️🐾

Miss Vanjie's GO-FUND ME Account

Guaranteed to make you smile on laundry day....

24 April, 2021

Meko is our 2021 Small Animal Mascot and is demonstrating here how to find things that are 

on their way to the laundry and make them his

These animals are true recyclers in the wild, and 

make their homes from old prairie dog tunnels and the burrows of other animals.


Domesticated ferrets usually live in cages, but need at least four hours per day to run outside of their cages. Meko is given plenty of opportunities every single day to try out new things and new spaces, and he lives quite the life of luxury and love! 

Sponsor Spotlight - Davis GMC Buick

21 April, 2021

We have been sharing recently about our sponsorship program, 

and today, we would love to highlight Davis GMC Buick, 

our newest sponsor!

For the month of April, they have helped to sponsor our fundraisers, adoptable animal posts, and chose to sponsor the adorable Roxy, our 10-year-old Boxer Mastiff cross!

This extra funding helps us keep doing what we do! We are very grateful, and we feel it says a lot about local businesses who are willing to step up and help out the unwanted and homeless animals

 in their community.

If you are shopping for a vehicle now or in the future, please consider supporting this charity-minded local business, and if you speak to someone there, please thank them for helping us out!


Davis is located at 1450 Trans Canada Way SE, and can be 

reached at 403-527-1115.

If you're interested in our sponsorship program or want to check out the sponsors featured there, please visit the "Sponsorship Program" album on our FB page or click on the link below


About Davis GMC Buick:

"Davis GM has been providing fantastic new and used car deals to our Medicine Hat, Brooks, Swift Current and Maple Creek customers for many years, and we’re looking to get YOU into a brand new GM, certified pre-owned vehicle, or used vehicle. We also have a fantastic selection of bargain priced used vehicles for sale. Our staff is dedicated to making you a happy customer, as our customer testimonials clearly show. Stop by and see us today for a fantastic deal on a new GMC, Buick or used vehicle. We proudly serve drivers and shoppers from all over Alberta and Saskatchewan."

https://www.davisgmctrucks.ca/

Thank you SO MUCH to all the folks at Davis GMC Buick for your support! ❤

How to become a Sponsor

Update on Miss Vanjie....

21 April 20201

Sadly, none of Miss Vanjie’s babies survived. 😞 


She is on IV antibiotics and fluid and is doing okay.


We have set up a Go Fund account as her veterinary care will total around $3000.  Please click on the link below 

to go straight to Miss Vanjie's Fund Raiser page if you wish to donate.


You can also E-transfer to [email protected] if you prefer ❤️. Remember to mention Miss Vanjie in the comments so we know what the donation is for. 

Thank you in advance for any donation and please keep this poor mama in your thoughts





CLICK HERE FOR MISS VANJIE'S GOFUND ME PAGE 

Keeping Miss Vanjii in your thoughts...

20 April 2021

It’s been a rough day for this poor mama!

Miss Vanjie is an approximately 2-year-old domestic short hair

 Tortie who is a pregnant mother that we took in as a stray. 

She’s been doing well in foster care, and we have been waiting

 for her to give birth.

Unfortunately, her first baby was stillborn, and after struggling 

and not progressing further, she was taken to the vet. She has

 had x-rays and has 3 more kittens inside, whose state of 

health is unknown.

Miss Vanjie will be undergoing an emergency C-section tonight. 

We are asking that our friends and followers please keep her in 

your thoughts and wish her and her babies well, and if you are able

 to make any donation at all for her veterinary care, we would be extremely grateful!

E-transfers can be sent to [email protected], and please mention Miss Vanjie in the comments so we know

 what the donation is for.

Thank you in advance as always for your kindness, generosity and well wishes! We will be updating as things progress.

Sponsor Spotlight - South Country Coop

19  April.  2021

Last month, we started a sponsorship program, and we are very 

pleased with the response we have had!

Businesses can sponsor us on 3 different levels, in return for some advertising on our website, Instagram and Facebook pages. 

If you are interested, head to the "Sponsorship Program" folder in our Facebook albums for more information, or the SPONSORS tab here on our website. 

Another of the things we offer in return is to make a monthly post dedicated solely to the business, to shed some light on their role in our great community.


South Country Co-op not only signed on when our program began, 

they signed up for an entire YEAR

They also support us often by donating to our fundraisers and lending us space to sell raffle tickets when COVID-19 restrictions allow. To say we are grateful would be a massive understatement, but Co-op, we thank you!!


Are you a member of your local South Country Co-op? 

Did you know they paid $9 million in cashback to their members this year? They even have a pharmacy app and website for their members' convenience!


Please remember them when thinking of your shopping needs, as these local businesses who are community-minded and who care about the stray and unwanted animals in our area make a huge difference to all local rescues, 

and to our city's people, by setting a gold standard.


ABOUT CO-OP:

South Country Co-op Limited (formerly Medicine Hat Co-op Limited), with our head office in Medicine Hat, was incorporated in 1956. We are a member-owned Co-operative with locations throughout Southern Alberta. 

We employ close to 700 employees at our various locations and take pride in the fact that that we have over 62,000 members.

Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who elect representatives as their board of directors who in turn hire the management of their local association. Lifetime membership is a one-time cost of $5 and can be purchased at any of our staffed locations.

The continuing development of South Country Co-op is a priority for its board of directors, management and employees. South Country Co-op believes in serving the needs of their members and customers through exceptional service, quality products, variety, selection, choice and value. Traditions that started decades ago remain the cornerstone of who we are today. A promise to stay local, a commitment to the community and a business model that shares profits with anyone who wishes to become a member.

If you are a member, you’re an owner - thank you for your business. If you’re not already a member, we invite you to become one.

https://www.southcountryco-op.crs/sites/southcountry/

Our current fundraising efforts....

18 April, 2021

Happy Sunday! 


We always have a lot on the go, so we just wanted to take a moment to clarify what we have going on for fundraisers:

* RAFFLEBOX 50/50 RAFFLE - Draw Date May 1/2021 

Win up to $2500, minimum prize $1000. Ticket increments vary and are available by clicking the link below 

www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/sahs


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* MOTHER'S DAY GIFT BASKET - This basket is FILLED with amazing gifts for mom (or yourself!) valued at $700, chances to win are 1 in 200, draw date is May 8th - Head to the top of our FB page for a list of items included. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased 4 ways:

- from our website home page

- in person at Posh Wash

- e-transfer [email protected] 

(include your cell number in the comments 

so we can send you a photo of your tickets)

- call us at 587-253-4203


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* BOTTLE DONATIONS - We are thankful for our volunteers who will come do contactless pick-up of your bottles! We have another pick-up date next Saturday, April 24th. Please take a minute to fill out the form below if interested:

https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSdl7Cgbcdf.../viewform...


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Lastly, we also have masks available for sale at 

Animal World! - 1749 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat,


We are extremely grateful to our community for its continued support! 

Every single nickel and dime goes directly to the animals; this helps to 

cover costs when animals first come in, along with continued veterinary care, food and any supplies they may need. By supporting our fundraisers, you 

are literally saving lives!


Thank you in advance and good luck to everyone on our draws!


Our amazing fundraising sponsors also help to keep us going 

These kind, community-minded local businesses include:

* Selena Lapp of Rafter SL Real Estate

* South Country Co-op

* Davis GMC Buick

* Grover Dental Centre

Walkies...

17 April, 2021


Where is your favourite spot to walk your furry

 friends in Medicine Hat?


Evey is our 2021 Dog Mascot, and she and her brother Duggie enjoyed a beautiful walk today in Westvue Dog Park. It was a great day to enjoy some sunshine and this park offers a great safe space for dogs to sniff, play and run.


Remember exercise is good for your dog's and your own mental and physical health. Get out there and get some fresh air!

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We celebrate the moms....

16 April, 2021

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT BASKET RAFFLE

We are very excited to offer this is incredible bunch of goodies

 in our next raffle, which includes:

* Designer wallet (Kate Spade)

* Wine, chocolates & flowers

* Earrings from Wrights Jewellers

* Beauty products from Skin Passions Body Essentials

* Gift card from Beefeater

* Gift card from Country Crumb Bakery & Cafe

* Gift card from Botanicals

* T-shirt, candle & mask from By The C


Tickets are $10 each and are available in person at 

Posh Wash (105 - 20 Northlands Way NE)

on our website home page

 by calling 587-253-4203

 or by e-transferring to [email protected] 

(leave phone # in the comments & we can send pictures 

of your ticket)

Your chances to win are fantastic at only 1 in 200!

Huge thanks go out to all the businesses who have helped 

us fill this basket up, and to Posh Wash as well for helping 

us sell tickets!


We also have four local businesses sponsoring our fundraisers, and we wish to thank Davis GMC Buick, South Country Co-Op, Grover Dental Centre and Selena Lapp with 

Rafter SL Real Estate.


Every single penny we raise always goes directly to the animals in our care! Good luck to everyone, and thank you in advance for supporting SAHS!

We love our foster families...

15 April, 2021

Foster homes are our saving graces.

Roxy is going to be harder to adopt out, and we are aware of that. This beautiful, kind, sweet, loving girl is 

10 years old and she has health issues that make caring for her an expensive task that is just not possible for everyone who would like to help her.

This means we will fundraise like crazy to help pay for her care, and it also means we will say our thanks daily for her amazing foster home, because while she awaits adoption, she knows she is loved and cared for, and that is truly the most important thing.

Roxy loves her daily walks, and she is extremely smart. She takes looking after her humans seriously and checks on them regularly around the house. 

She knows the commands sit, down, stay, and here.

Roxy is crate trained and will go to her crate if she needs some downtime.

The folks at True North K9 Compound are great about letting us use their services to walk Roxy, and she loves her outings there!

Roxy is good with kids and cats and seems to be okay with other dogs as long as they are not too dominant.

The wonderful community-minded folks at Davis GMC Buick are sponsoring Roxy for the month of April, and the funds they give us in exchange for some advertising help to make it possible for us to continue on with her care - we are very grateful, and if you are in need of a great dealership, please check them out!

If interested in Roxy, you can call us at 587-253-4203, or fill out the adoption form below and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please SHARE and help us find Roxy a home! ❤

ADOPTION FORM FOR ROXY

Bunny love

13 April 2021

We love the kind and respectful working relationship we share with 

Bunny Run Rabbit Rescue! They’re always keeping it classy and dropped off

 this sweet card in our mailbox today before running off to feed some feral bunnies (hearts as big as gold, these ladies)!

If you haven’t heard of them, head to their page to check out all 

the amazing work they’re doing for the bunnies.

You can also find them on IG @bunnyrunrabbit.

Check out all the bunnies they have up for adoption and consider showing them some support by liking their page.

They’ve supported our auctions in the past as well, and we are 

really grateful to have them in our corner

And the winner is....

12 April, 2021

Miss Evey had a blast at Pet Valu helping out 

with our draw last week This was her first appearance as our 2021 Dog Mascot and it was a lot of fun to include her.

The winner of our Spring Celebration Gift Basket is Tina Regher, and we are so pleased 

to see this lady win, as she is a great 

supporter of SAHS.

We want to offer special thanks to:

* Our community for purchasing tickets and supporting our fundraisers.

* Donors to our basket, which include:

Gold Dust Jewellery, Skinny's Smokehouse, LOCAL Medicine Hat, Argos, Superstore Medicine Hat, The Outdoorsman, Royal Liquor Beer & Wine and Rhino Storage.

* Sponsors of our fundraisers, who are:

South Country Co-op, Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens Medicine Hat, Grover Dental Centre and Davis GMC Buick!


* Businesses who helped us sell tickets:

Posh Wash

The Cutting Room Hair & Beauty Bar


Thank you to ALL these incredible businesses 

for supporting their community!

Congratulations again to Tina and thank you 

as well to our volunteer board members who attended the draw, Frances, Maureen & Liane.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next basket raffle in time for Mother's Day !


Let's talk about fundraising...

11 April, 2021

We never stop...we're sure you've noticed! 

We always advertise that every single penny goes directly to the animals for food, supplies and veterinary care, and it's completely true. To show you what we mean, let's meet two of our extra-special house guests......

Sammy is a 10-year-old diabetic cat whose care costs around $65 to $80/month. She requires syringes, insulin, and special dry and wet food to ensure that she remains in optimum health, which she IS, and we are extremely proud to see her doing so well. 

Her diabetes was discovered after she came into our care.


Roxy is a 10-year-old Boxer Mastiff Cross who was also discovered 

to have some health issues after she came into our care, and who, unfortunately, is suffering from liver disease. Her care is costing around $400/month, and again, if not rescue, then who? We strive 

to provide care for our extremely adoptable animals, as well as 

those who may take longer to find their forever homes.


On average, cats and kittens can cost $300 each before being

adopted, after receiving proper veterinary care.

We tell you this because it's hard to understand the operational costs of a rescue, and we want you to know where your money is going. 

We appreciate everything our community does to help us stay afloat!


How can you help? We don't receive any government funding at this time, so fundraising is our mainstay. By supporting our fundraisers, you are making a huge difference! Currently, you can visit www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/sahs to purchase tickets to our $5000 50/50! We really hope to see this reach the maximum prize available by May 1st.

If you are a business, we are happy to work with you as a partner

 if you decide to sponsor us! For 3 tiers costing $50, $75 or $100, you can sponsor us at different levels and receive some advertising in return. 

Roxy's sponsor is currently Davis GMC Buick 

and Rita is being sponsored by Grover Dental Centre. We are extremely grateful for that valuable sponsorship!


 South Country Co-op and Rafter SL Real Estate at Better Homes & Gardens Medicine Hat are sponsoring our fundraisers along in conjunction with the above sponsors!


Beyond that, we appreciate donations of cat/kitten food and litter

 as our most common needs, but please message us if you have anything at all to donate and we will let you know if we can use

 it, and if you share our posts, you help us spread the word as well and raise some funds!


The ultimate goal is to have both Sammy and Roxy eventually adopted into their forever homes where they will feel the light of 

love in their senior years, but in the meantime, they are very loved and cared for in their foster homes and we are happy to do everything we can for them.


Thanks for listening! You can message us at any time if you have questions about SAHS, our fundraisers, or our sponsorship program.

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