Acknowledgments

 


  Alana and her team at The Dog Den offer grooming of all dogs that come into care. This helps them feel fresh, look fabulous and find the homes they deserve. Thanks Dog Den!


 Thank you Craig Dunn Motor City for sponsoring our FurBall Social! Be sure to check them out online at www.cdmc.ca or visit them in person at 2345 Sissons Drive in Portage la Prairie. “Still the Motor City”.


Thank you Westward Ford Sales Ltd. for being the sponsor of our Late Lunch at this year’s FurBall Social!
Looking for a new or used vehicle? Be sure to visit them at 2653 Saskatchewan Avenue West in Portage la Prairie or online at www.westwardford.com


  A cookie & iced tea sale was held and $40 was raised and donated to PAWS! Thank you so much Belle and Atavia for holding this event with the animals in mind. It’s greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.


  Thank you Sophia for organizing another fundraiser and generously donating the proceeds to animal rescues. PAWS gratefully received $100 from her adopt-a-stuffie sale event. Thanks for thinking of the animals again!


  PAWS would like to send a big thank you out to the PCI Life Skills class for painting our PAWS stepping stones! We hope you enjoyed your pizza!


  Thank you Toast Masters Portage La Prairie for your monetary donation towards PAWS. We really appreciate your generosity!


  Congratulations to Theo Caners on winning this year’s 50/50 totalling $1435! And thank you Theo for generously donating some of your winnings back to PAWS!


       Thank you sponsors and supporters for helping make Pawlooza a success again this year! Congratulations to our highest pledge winner Lois, and our youth pledge winner Gaby. Thanks to everyone who collected pledges for Pawlooza!


  PCI recently held a fundraiser in honour of Heather Schindel. Heather taught at PCI from September of 2010 until this past December 2018 when she passed away unexpectedly.
She adopted her cats, Shadow and Oscar, from PAWS. PCI sold purple t shirts with the phrase, “Je suis ananas” on them and split the proceeds between PAWS and the Winnipeg Humane Society. Each place received a donation of $690.
Her favourite colour was purple, and “Je suis ananas” was a phrase she used often in her classroom when her students were being silly. It is a reference to Telefrancais, a Canadian French language tv show.
Thank you for including PAWS in this wonderful tribute to Heather.


  Thank you Allee for thinking of PAWS with your birthday celebration. Donations were requested with PAWS in mind. Dog food, treats and $60 were recently received at the Animal Adoption Centre. Thanks Allee and those who supported this generous idea!


  Thank you Crystal Neudorf from Horses In Motion! This organization held an evening event and donations were received from the participants for PAWS. Thank you donors!


  PAWS would like to thank the Great Canadian Dollar Store for their donation of $125 in gift cards to be used towards buying supplies for our animals. A generous idea!


  We would like to thank the staff at Douglas Campbell Lodge for their monetary donation towards PAWS. This money was raised through Casual Friday!


   Thank you Shea Fust for holding your first Karma Class and choosing PAWS as its recipient. What an honour! And thank you boot camp participants for so generously donating! The Saturday morning workout not only raised heart rates but an impressive $800 for PAWS!


  PAWS would like to thank the grades 1 and 5 students from La Verendrye School for providing lovely treats for the PAWS volunteers February 20th. They were individually wrapped and were enjoyed! Creative cards accompanied the sweet treats. Teacher Krista Austin explained that this generous gesture was part of the “Kindness Project” at the school. Very much appreciated!

 


       Mrs. Verwey’s grade 2 class at Fort la Reine School had been thinking of ways they could raise money for PAWS. They decided a book sale would be a great idea, and would host one during I Love To Read Month! They collected used books and made posters to spread the word. Books were 25 cents each, though many kind staff and students opted to donate more! From February 11-15 they spent their recesses selling books. Their goal was to raise $200. They ended up raising $256!
Thank you students for hosting this event and donating the proceeds to PAWS!


  Chris Gibson (right) of the Independent Order of Oddfellows Lodge #3 presented a $1000 cheque to PAWS representative Catherine Aller-Brooke. This significant donation will go far in helping animals in need and the associated expenses. Thank you – it’s so very much appreciated!


  The Peer Leaders of LVS sold Candy-Grams to all students of LVS for .25 cents each in order to raise money for PAWS. The Peer Leaders are students from Grades 5-8 who volunteer their time doing community and school events to raise money or awareness to topics of interest for them. The teachers who assist them are: Ms. Mikolayanko, Ms. Ethans, Mrs. Metzlaff, and Mr. Geisel. From December 10-14 the Peer Leaders spent their recesses selling the Candy-Grams which all students of LVS had the privilege to purchase. They wrote their friend’s home room and name and who it was from. The person receiving the Candy-Gram was surprised on the last day of school with a candy-cane and card attached. They sold 447 Candy-Grams raising $111.75 for PAWS.
Thank you LVS for this act of kindness!


  We would like to thank the students in Andrea Klassen’s Grade 5 class for their generous donation. This past December the EAMS classroom raised $191.40 for PAWS!


            Thank You! Veterinary clinics across Manitoba participated in the MVMA Annual Pet Food Drive. Portage Veterinary Hospital and St. Claude Veterinary Clinic supported PAWS with the pet food and supplies collected. Thanks to everyone who donated during this event!


  Special thanks to Parker and Kolby who made a wonderful donation of supplies for PAWS! Mary Jane and all her friends thank you both very much for your kindness!


  Thank you Portage General Hospital Environmental Services! They chose PAWS for this year’s donation of $146.00 plus useful supplies for our Animal Adoption Centre!


  Thank you Portage Mutual for thinking of PAWS! Money was raised through their Christmas party and donations to blue jean Fridays. A $3,000 donation was most gratefully received!


                    Thank you Best West Pet Foods for holding pet pictures with Santa and donating all the profits to PAWS! And many thanks for the annual Angel Tags for PAWS. The animals received many lovely gifts!


    Prairieburn K9 Academy recently sponsored a Portage Terriers game. During this time donated items were collected for PAWS. Thank you Debbi McArthur and to those who contributed to this wonderful collection!


  Thank you Portage & District Chamber of Commerce for presenting PAWS with the Outstanding Not-for-Profit of the Year award at the Portage la Prairie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards! Thanks also to the volunteer who nominated PAWS for this recognition. What a wonderful surprise!


  Thank you so much Pet Valu Portage la Prairie for collecting donations for PAWS and thank you to everyone who donated! $542 was raised in dollars and donations during the Thanks for Giving event. New cat cages and litter was purchased for the Animal Adoption Centre!


  THANK YOU Twizted Trailz Towing & Salvage for your generous monetary gift towards PAWS! It’s very much appreciated.
Need a tow or want to learn more about this new local business? Call Robert at 204-595-8971. It’s located at 152 – 4th St NE.


  Thank you Turner Design Co. for hosting a paint night and donating all proceeds to PAWS! This was so kind and the signs look wonderful!


  Alayna had a birthday and the animals at PAWS were the lucky recipients of the celebration! She requested that her friends bring a donation for PAWS to her party instead of presents. How thoughtful and thank you Alayna and friends!


 Congratulations Taylor & Robert and thank you for the donation raised on your wedding day! Special canine guests included alumni Brandi on the left. Wishing you all the best!


  Thank you Pet Valu Portage la Prairie for including PAWS in your one year anniversary of new ownership party yesterday! $361.25 was raised from donations and dog baths & nail clippings!


  We are very grateful to Abby, Madison and Avery for their generous donation. They raised $180.00 for PAWS from sales at their lemonade stand this past July! We really appreciate the effort they made. Thank-you girls!


  Congratulations to Olivia and Steve Miller on their September wedding. They collected donations for PAWS and raised a total of $300! Thank you so much for this wonderful donation and we wish you a wonderful life together!


  Check out these pups sporting their MIG Insurance bandannas!
We’d like to send a big thank you to MIG insurance for holding a bandanna sale and raising a total of $555 for PAWS! Thank you so much!


  Congratulations Heather Ward and Bruce Robilliard on your recent wedding in August. This lovely couple asked their guests for donations instead of clinking glasses during the reception. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Included in the photo is PAWS alumni Dublin (right) who was adopted in April of 2008!