Thank You!

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!

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     Thank you to Best West Pet Foods and everyone who attended the BBQ in support of PAWS on Friday July 28. With your help, we raised over $900! The generosity and support from this community is making a difference in the lives and welfare of animals. Thank you!

 Sophia held an Adopt-a-Stuffy fundraiser and raised $240 for PAWS! Thank you for considering all the PAWS animals in need!

     Thank you to the Portage Clinic for raising $170 from their Staff Blue Jean Fund. Donations are made to wear jeans on a Friday. That was such a nice gesture, thank you so much!

PAWS extends a huge thank you to our wonderful community for all your support for our garage sale! We raised a whopping $1191.90!! Thank you to everyone who donated their treasures and thank you to everyone who came by to support. Because of YOU we can help more animals!

Thank you d & c     A big thank-you to Bonnie McRae and the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for choosing PAWS as the recipient of their fundraiser at the provincial conference for women educators on April 29th. We received a generous donation of $530. This is most appreciated!

Stride Credit Union     PAWS would like to say thank you to Stride Credit Union for a generous donation. We are so extremely grateful! It was such a nice surprise and will help our animals so much. Thank you!

CFPD Lions Club Thank You     The Community Foundation of Portage and District notified PAWS of a very generous donation. PAWS is fortunate that the Portage Lions Club selected us as one of the recipients of their Donor Advised Fund earnings. On April 20th we received a cheque for $597.00. We are very appreciative of this donation and grateful that we were chosen. Thank-you so very much!

EF Moon Construction Ltd.                                            KB Tessier Ltd.

P.A.W.S would like to say a huge thank you to E.F. Moon Construction Ltd. for donating their time and labour and installing weeping tile around our building to help stop the flooding issues we have been having. They have worked hard to help protect our animals and we are so grateful! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
We’d also like to thank Ken and Cindy Tessier of KB Tessier Snow Clearing & Landscaping Ltd. for donating the weeping tile we needed. We are so touched by your generosity!
Thank you from all of us at P.A.W.S! We are so lucky to have such a great community that helps out when needed!

Abby Reichert donation     In lieu of birthday presents, Abby requested donations be made to benefit animal welfare. PAWS was presented with a wonderful $100 contribution at the March Adoptathon. Thank you for this thoughtful gift!

YQS thank you   Love and kindness was in the air this past February at Yellowquill School. The Grade 4 class sold bags of Valentine candy and raised almost $200 and presented it to PAWS. Thanks for this generous donation – how sweet!

Hearts for PAWS 2017     PAWS extends a huge thank you to Best West Pet Foods in Portage as well as to everyone who bought a heart to support us! Thanks also to the Laing Family Foundation/ @ChiasPets for the additional donation. We cannot express how touched we are every time the community shows us support! Thank you for helping us save animals!

EAMS donation     PAWS would like to express our gratitude to the students of Ecole Arthur Meighen School for their dedicated fundraising efforts. On Feb. 16 we were presented with $105.65 along with a generous donation of eight tote bags of much needed items from our “Wish List”. We appreciate the effort that went into this. Thank-you!

ECVS Thankyou     As part of Ecole Crescentview School’s sustainable development goal, the Grade 3 classes held a bake sale Jan. 26 to raise funds for a local community group. PAWS was chosen and $741.25 was raised!  They also collected donations of much needed supplies. Thank you students, staff & families for this incredible support of animals in need.

JEM Muscle Therapy Massage-a-thon     Thank you JEM Muscle Therapy Clinic for your donation of time and talent during the January Adoptathon.  Thanks also to those who came out and supported their first Massage-a-thon. PAWS gratefully received $500.00 from this wonderful idea!

rescue-of-choice-award-2016     PAWS is a recipient of the 2016 Rescue of Choice Award from Gatewest Coin. This award is donated to top ranking Animal Rescues and Shelters in 2016. We would like to thank Jasmine Allen, Director of Chia’s Pets and Gatewest Coin, for this wonderful donation. This will help out our rescued animals tremendously. What a start to the new year – thank you!

donation-from-birthday-request     PAWS received a donation from an anonymous Oakville area resident. Cat & dog supplies were requested in lieu of birthday gifts and the PAWS animals were recipients of this thoughtful gesture. Thank you so much!

angel-tags-best-west     PAWS would like to thank the community of Portage la Prairie for supporting our angel tags. A big thank you also goes out to Sonya Brasseur and staff at Best West Pet Foods for hosting this wonderful fundraiser. Our animals appreciate these great Christmas gifts!

yqs-peer-connectors-donation     A huge thank you goes out to Yellowquill School Peer Connectors!
They held a bake sale and raised $125 for PAWS. It’s great that all ages get involved in the community and help out causes like ours. Thanks and Merry Christmas from the PAWS cats & dogs.

st-claude-donation Thank you to the St. Claude Heath Centre for this wonderful donation! Stephanie Dheilly dropped off a trunk load of food and supplies from the PAWS wish list. A charity bingo was held with staff and they chose us among other non-profit organizations as receipients. The staff purchased bingo tickets to win prizes but instead of money they needed to supply items off our wish list for a bingo ticket. What a great idea and thank you so much!  Dec/16. 

paws-rem-day-wreath   PAWS would like to thank the Portage Legion Branch 65 for graciously donating a wreath for Rememberance Day and to William Pacholuk & staff at Schapansky’s Florist for repairing it at no cost. We are very honoured to present this wreath at the PCU Centre for Remembrance Day.

pawlooza-2016-thanks   Although the weather was less than ideal Pawlooza in the Park was a success and we have so many people to thank for that!
We would like to thank our generous sponsors once again for their support!:
Shewfelt’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Allen Watson Auto Sales
Westward Ford
St. Claude Veterinary Clinic
Burbank Express
Westview Dental Centre
Best West Pet Foods
Portage Mutual Insurance
Gladstone Veterinary Clinic
Sun & Snow
Jonair Ltd.
Point West Electric
Portage Transport Inc.
Craig Dunn
Irwin Flooring and Tile
Enns Brothers

A big “Thank you” to Blue Moon Water (for supplying bottled water for the event ), NutriSource (for supplying the complimentary goodie bags) Portage Co-op (for donating the hot dogs, buns and the use of their BBQ), the Portage Veterinary Hospital for setting up a wonderful information booth, Laurel Giesbrecht for supplying her face painting services and Jodi Hughes and PAWS’ alumni ‘Jetta’ for entertaining us with their dance routine!

We’d like to thank the following local businesses for the awesome prize donations!:
The Cellar Door
Chicken Chef
Great Canadian Oil Change
Boston Pizza
Canadian Tire
Tim Hortons

A special thank you to our volunteers and foster families – you are all incredible and we could not have pulled this off without your help!
… and of course a HUGE thank you to everyone who collected pledges and braved the rain to join us in the park. You are all amazing and your support means so much to us and to the animals we help!

We were thrilled to see so many PAWS’ alumni dogs in attendance. Seeing how happy and healthy these dogs are now makes it all worthwhile!

We hope to see you all next year!

Thank you Best West Pet Foods for hosting & supporting PAWS with a BBQ fundraiser on Sep 9. It was a great success with many stopping by for lunch & a visit and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Storm & Delilah, adoptable pups with PAWS, also attended and enjoyed the attention and sunshine. This special event was fun and the support is very much appreciated. Thank you Sonya Brasseur and staff at Best West Pet Foods, and to those attending, for raising over $600!

best-west-bbq-thank-you-2016                                               Fundraiser Best West

PAWS received a very generous donation of supplies from Rebecca Wolfram of Bex Pix Photography, Elm Creek. Rebecca loves supporting local animal shelters and the idea of shelter animals finding homes. She held a contest which resulted in this donation to PAWS, based on the Wish List found on our website. Rebecca, pictured here with her friend Rea-Lynn McLaughlin, delivered over $300.00 worth of supplies Monday, Aug. 22. They also visited with the cats, and Precious & Izzy enjoyed some cuddles. Just a sampling of the supplies is shown, and along with Fynn & Axel, PAWS is very impressed and so grateful! Thank you!

Donation sample-Bex Pix Photography             R & R donation             Donation-Fynn & Axel impressed

These young entrepreneurs took advantage of the warm weather by setting up a lemonade stand and donating all proceeds from their sales to PAWS! Avery Andrich, Madison Klyne and Abby Reichert presented PAWS representative Catherine Aller-Brooke with $57.90! Thank you girls for choosing PAWS as the recipient of your earnings. Your generous contribution is very much appreciated and will help PAWS provide care to animals in need!

Koko Platz lemonade stand                              Koko Platz lemonade girls