Thank you Sobeys for ‘paying it forward’ by providing PAWS with a $100 gift card! This will come in handy buying supplies. Ashley Shmyr presented this donation to Catherine Aller-Brooke, with adoptable cats Thelma & Louise. It’s very much appreciated!
Thank you Pet Valu Portage la Prairie for collecting donations the month of October during the Thanks for Giving campaign. And thank you Poker for the additional can drive in recognition of your birthday! Your support means so much to all the animals in care!
PAWS is once again honoured to accept a generous donation from Abby and Avery. $210.00 was raised from a lemonade stand this past summer! This continued support for the cats and dogs is truly appreciated. Thank you!
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!
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 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!