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We did many adoptions and fosters, I even ran some events. Taxing work, all animal rescue volunteers work so hard for these beautiful voiceless souls.
But after becoming pregnant we decided we needed to stop, and concentrate on the new baby.
Then about a year and a half ago we attended the Pet Expo in Edmonton, and met a volunteer walking around educating the public. We started fostering almost immediately. The Guardian Angel Program was a perfect fit for our family. It is a way to educate my children on how to open our hearts with compassion and love for those in need. Even when those in need spill the garbage at 2am or leave muddy paw prints on the floor.
It has truly been a heart warming journey filled with undeniable love and laughter. There are always tears when a pup goes back to it's owner but then bursting through the door is another one needing temporary shelter and ear scratches.
Since starting with rescue I have volunteered to do a number of things - assisting to drive animals to and from events and vet appointments, assisting with adoption events, making posters for events, and recently becoming a foster home. I enjoy my time with The CAWS as it is a great group of people who work tirelessly to give animals and humans bright hope for happy, fur-ever futures.
4 years ago, we decided we wanted to foster animals and went to the EHS for their information session, and had a home visit. Unfortunately the home visit wasn’t the best... they decided that we needed a room dedicated to the foster animal, and it should not have carpet, or furniture. We were unable to provide that so we left it go. In late 2014 I saw a post on Facebook that someone had placed, regarding a dog needing a home, I decided to look into it. It was because I liked the program that was being talked about… GAP. I would love to know that if I was unable to look after my dogs for a period of time that there was an organization that would be able to do that for me, and that I would not have to give them up; that I would get them back. So I made the phone call and you all can guess the result. We were approved! It didn’t matter that we didn’t have a special room set up, all that mattered was that we had the time and love to give to a special pet.
Our first foster was an adorable little male kitten with the name Avocado, he and his siblings were all named after fruit and he was the last one. He came into our care a couple of days later, and after a couple of adoption events he went to his forever home… ours! We had lost our two previous senior cats the previous year and missed them dearly. Avro (Avocado seemed like too big of a name for such a tiny kitten) became a part of our family immediately… fitting right in with his two adopted brothers, Polar and Biggie. That was January, 2015. Since then we have fostered numerous dogs… Bella, Maggie, Sandy, Sage and Taffy was the last one. Also, we had two kittens from the black litter, Ace and Bo… however, Ace was placed in a PetValu and we were given Bella instead. After a few weeks, both Bo and Bella were placed in the open space of a PetValu and Avro was the lone kitten once again. In late April we were given their sibling, Daisy, who was it was thought she might fit with us. She fit is so well, and made Avro happy to have a playmate again (the dogs were not as playful) that we adopted her, our second foster fail!
In the fall, we received word of another kitten that was adopted, but wasn’t fitting into his new home, so we started to foster Dusty, a cute cuddly kitten. Well, not knowing at the time his breed, we soon discovered that he was growing and growing… he weighed more than the other 2 combined! Thinking that he was eating too much and would have health problems we did a little research, first thinking he was perhaps Maine Coon, and then discovering he was a ragdoll. After researching ragdoll breed we then knew why he was so big. Too late, already was in love with him and he became the third foster fail in our house! We did have 2 older cats that were part of GAP which is the reason I wanted to foster with The CAWS to begin with, it was so nice to be able to return them to their owner when she was able to look after them again.
So we are a foster home, and general volunteers, helping out when and where we can, and loving every minute of it!
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BEAR'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY STORY
Bear came to The CAWS on November 30, 2014 via our Guardian Angel Program.
Click here to learn about his journey, and how you can help The CAWS with his ongoing care.
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