Spring Fever: How Can You Help?
As the weather starts to get nicer, we’re able to take a breather on our rescue efforts in Saskatchewan where the temperatures were below -40 with dogs trying to survive outside. We have begun taking in more owner surrenders (there’s always a waiting list) and have a consistent amount of strays brought in as well. We have an influx of puppies right now that are ready to be adopted as well as many in foster homes waiting to hit 8 weeks!
Without our foster homes, we wouldn’t be able to take in many of the animals we do. We currently have 20 large runs for mature dogs and can accommodate 10-15 puppies depending on the litters. With our most recent adoption event showcasing 24 puppies, you can see why we need foster homes!
Being non-profit, we also rely on our volunteer base a large amount too. While we have a kennel care attendant in the shelter twice per day, volunteers make it possible to get each dog individual attention, a good walk at least once a day and lots of puppy snuggles. Sometimes our feral pups need to be hand-fed, our puppies need to be bathed (again) and cones/bandages need to be readjusted. Without the help of volunteers, these tasks would be impossible for one person.
Are you interested in joining our team? We are ALWAYS looking for foster homes, volunteers and fundraising committee members. We frequently host events throughout central Alberta (think puppy yoga, slo-pitch tournaments and adoption events), so volunteers can live anywhere! Fosters do need to be within a reasonable amount of distance to the Alix facility to accommodate meet and greets, medical care, etc. Our fundraising committee meets monthly to discuss upcoming events and brainstorm new ideas to help with costs of running a shelter.
Visit our contact page and send us a message today - we’d love the help!