PAWS sincerely thanks all of its supporters!
~ 76 animals were adopted in 2014-15 (Apr – Mar).
~ 69 animals were adopted in 2015-16 (Apr – Mar).
~ 61 animals were adopted in 2016-17 (Apr – Mar).
Thank you for contributing to this success. Your generosity is truly appreciated!
Best West Pet Foods regularly provides dry pet food to PAWS. The cats & dogs enjoy the Profile/Dietrich brands while at the Animal Adoption Centre or in foster homes. Thank you Best West!
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 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!
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!
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.
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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!
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!
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!
Kiera celebrated her 11th birthday and look what happened as a result! Pet related supplies were requested and then donated to PAWS. Thank you Kiera and family, party guests and well-wishers, for this incredible contribution!
Sophia has done it again! She organized another fundraiser and generously donated the proceeds to animal rescues. PAWS gratefully received $222 from her adopt-a-stuffie/freezie sale event. Thanks for thinking of the animals again Sophia!
Grace recently celebrated a birthday and asked for money in lieu of gifts. She then donated $65 and Catherine graciously received it on behalf of PAWS. THANK YOU Grace – hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Vivacious Studio now carries Unite Doggy ‘Poo dog shampoo. All net proceeds will be donated to PAWS! Catherine Aller-Broooke accepts a $55 donation from Kaila Ringstrom and friends. Much appreciated & many thanks!
Following an information presentation for students at Ecole Crescentview School, grades 3 & 3/4 set out to do some fundraising for PAWS. And fundraising they did! A cheque for $854 and many supplies were given to PAWS for its work with cats & dogs. What a generous donation – Merci ECVS!
For the third straight year, the public showed their support for the animals of Portage in February as Best West Pet Foods’ Hearts for PAWS raised $224 for PAWS. We are so grateful for your continuous support!