Acknowledgments

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!


  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!


  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!


  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!


  PAWS would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to Bailey Homes for letting us join your Open House June 21! Thanks also to everyone who came out for the BBQ and made a donation towards our animals in care.

  WOW, thank you Emma for donating your birthday money to PAWS! Kalie and Keya happily accepted this gift at a fundraising bbq. Belated birthday greetings Emma!


  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!


    Thank you to all the supporters of Pawlooza in the Park. The participation, enthusiasm and fundraising is very much appreciated!

  Many thanks to top pledge earners Gaby Chappellaz (youth) and Kara Swidnicki (adult).  $269.50 and $550, respectively, was raised for the rescue!


  Congratulations to Wilf Schellenberg, winner of the 50/50 draw! Wilf generously donated back a portion of his winnings. Stephanie happily received this gift on behalf of PAWS. Thank you!


  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!