Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day FundRaiser

This is the scene from today at the St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, people were very generous with the total numbers coming in around $850.00 just of this one Luncheon

This is one of five monthly meals being donated to support the LA Animal Shelter, special Thank You's to Sharon, Jo-Ann and Jasmine, personally I had a great time and with a full belly of Cabbage Rolls & Cake.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quilt Tickets, Get your Quilt Tickets

Only a few weeks left to get your Tickets on this Homemade Quilt, handmade and donated by a local supporter of the LA Animal Shelter. April 3, 2010 the winning ticket will be drawn.
Ticket are starting to get circulated around for the MacBook Laptop also, there are many, many fundraisers this Spring several Luncheons and Bowl-A-Thon to name a few, , if you need more information don't hesitate to contact me or any of the other Committee members of the Shelter.

Monday, February 22, 2010

St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Luncheon

St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Luncheon

Top of the morning to you! Our St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Luncheon is fast approaching on March 17th. Because of overwhelming support for this event we will be forced to limit reservations due to space restrictions. We are once again offering eat ins and take outs but reserve as soon as possible to ensure a spot.

This event’s theme will be green and we are hoping to offer the Animal Shelter lots of green money. Our menu features cabbage rolls with a home made roll, pistachio cake and tea and coffee. A minimum donation of five dollars is required but thanks to most of our supporters for offering a minimum of ten. We will be hosting again from 185 D’Orsay Road at 12pm. - Takeouts offered from 11:15 to 12pm . We will not be accepting any take out orders on the day of the event so book those early as well since orders will be limited. Reserve your spot right away by e-mail to or just call me at 667-2880.

We look forward to seeing you at Jasmine’s!

Sharon , Jo-Ann and Jasmine

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Commuting dogs of Moscow

STRAY dogs are commuting to and from a city centre on underground trains in search of food scraps.

The clever canines board the Tube each morning. After a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night. Experts studying the dogs say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train. The mutts choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train.

They have also developed tactics to hustle humans into giving them more food on the streets of Moscow.

Scientists believe the phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia's new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs. Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city centre, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway to get to the centre in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.

The dogs have learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow . They sneak up behind people eating shawarmas then bark loudly to shock them into dropping their food. With children the dogs play cute by putting their heads on youngsters knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy and scraps. Dr Poiarkov added: Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.

The Moscow mutts are not the first animals to use public transport. In 2006 a Jack Russell in Dunnington, North Yorks , began taking the bus to his local pub in search of sausages. And two years ago passengers in Wolverhampton were stunned when a white cat called Macavity started catching the 331 bus to a fish and chip shop.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Success at Last

The Shelter's Annual Telethon is over and OMG what alot of work that was for the volunteers.

Sunday past was the Telethon and EastLink TV arrives at 8:00 am in the morning to setup their equipment. WELL !!! there was a bit of a snow storm the night before and the Lions Den building had no power and this is not an event you can cancel as we book a year in advance. Our volunteers are from all over Cumberland County, Nova Scotia and people are trying to decide if they could get to the event - volunteers, presenters and talent alike.
By 10:00 am the power was back on and everyone was rushing around getting the several scenes and backdrops ready. As the day went by the weather allow for people to arrive and the energy in that building was alive with excitement as the donations were being announced.

This Telethon was the most successful yet, the final numbers are not in yet but we should be hitting $19,000.

Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Telethon this Weekend

Time is flying and lots to do, as the Annual Telethon is this weekend, O My!! the rush is on.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Win a MacBook

The LA Animal Shelter is selling tickets on a MacBook what a great Christmas gift for that special someone. Deadline is Dec 6 , tickets are $5.00 or 3/$10.00

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Updated Activities from the Shelter

First of all I would like to apologize for not keeping everyone updated from the LA Animal Shelter. Our volunteers have been very busy this Fall.

Our Stray Cat Survey is still running, results will be released at the Annual Telethon in December 6, 2009 , click on this direct link to fill in the survey.

These photos are from the Halloween Food Drive at the Amherst Centre Mall. Thank You to everyone who donated various Cat and Food products.

Want to win a MACBook? There are still tickets available

Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00, Deadline December 6, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Paper Bag in the Middle of the Road

Next time you see a paper bag in the middle of the road you might want to look a little closer. One of our volunteers was driving down the road last week and they happen to focus in on a paperbag that the cars were driving over in the middle of the road. Quickly this volunteer realized that was no original paperbag it was in fact a small kitten scared and crouched in the middle of the road.

The kitten is at the shelter now with an appropriate name "CHASE" Just another one of God's little miracles.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Much Appreciated Volunteer Time and Effort

The Animal Shelter recently received some much appreciated volunteer time and effort. A handy volunteer worked hard to replace all the badly damaged front kennel doors at the Shelter. These doors were so bad that some of the short haired dogs were quite cold over this winter past. Next winter will be much easier on them, thanks to our generous volunteer.