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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How many Litters of Kittens can a female cat have in a lifetime if not spayed?

Have you ever wondered how many litters of kittens a cat can have?

Well here are some basic numbers to show how fast cat populations can get out of hand.

The average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year is 3.

The average number of kittens in a feline litter is 4–6.

In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.

Only 1 in 12 of those 420,000 cats born find a home. :o(

Even if you found homes for all your cats, you are still taking away homes that other homeless cats could have had by adding to the population.

There are no excuses for your allowing a pet cat to have kittens.

Please Spay your cat!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kennels are starting to get a little bit of TLC

Thank You to local volunteer who is starting to fix some of the kennel doors, I will update the Blog with his handy work soon. If there are any other volunteers willing to assist with the kennel repairs or other repairs at the shelter please contact us.

Several donations for our kennel fencing are starting to come in, checkout the front page of the Shelter's website for a list of donors.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Then there were 3

We three little kittens all arrived at the Shelter today, not altogether as seen here enjoying each others company. Two of us were dropped off in a beer box from someone's doorstep and the other was a 'toss and run'. Very young and very scared unsure of their fate hoping that all the strangers looking into their cage will not harm them.

If anyone has a soft spot for these little kittens please contact the shelter.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Video of the Week, Dog Adoption

The Adoption Video is worth seeing , add a comment to the bottom of the page.

To all you dog lovers, this is a hoot! Go to

If this doesn't work, then go to and click on the video about the dog adoption story.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jackson is re-born

This little rescue dog is on his way back to recovery. He was covered in fleas, ticks and sores all over his back end when rescued yesterday and arrived at the shelter.

First pics are before the Grooming, with already one bath.

Back from the local Groomer (who donated their time) Jackson says " I feel awesome now let's go for a drive around town and head home".

Jackson had a big day at the groomer and the vet. He is now enjoying some well deserved R & R.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Kid at the SkateBoard Park

This video was forwarded to me this week, it is amazing the talent some dogs have. There are very few people that can do these skateboard tricks.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lost Kittie - Delilah

I have a beautiful amber eyed pure white turkish angora female cat 1 year old Delilah. She weighs 11 lbs. or did before she disappeared. She has been missing from the Trider Road Maccan area since Sunday July 19th. We have searched everywhere and I know your shelter is aware but I thought maybe She did have a pink collar with a tag saying who she was and where she lived but those can come off. We re hoping that she does come home and then she will have two sisters. I hope she likes that.

Thank you for listening.


P.S. Congratulations to Maddy and Christine that are going home with Vicky.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Summer Cottage Season

It is a busy time at the shelter, as people are off on vacation and enjoying their summer cottages. The adoption application numbers are down and the dog intake numbers keep getting higher. We have 9 dogs at the shelter as of today (2 can't be shown on the website) and the cats well that is another story we can hold 30 cats and the count to-date is well over 40.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Found a few Replacement Babysitters

Little Funny for the week.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Image borrowed from a friends WebSite

This is so true!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Look for the Shelter , first peek at the Office area

As always the LA Animal Shelter existence relies on the life blood of the volunteers. The additional volunteer efforts being putting into the new look of the office area are amazing!

Darby and her father along with Tara have gone above and beyond their regular work hours to re-design the look and feel of the shelters' office. Everytime I visit the shelter it's environment keeps getting better, it is cleaner than ever with very little clutter and now with the office area getting a well deserved facelift.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Raisins and Grapes in Dogs

Dangerous foods for dogs, like grapes or raisins are often given innocently as treats, without their owners being aware of the risks.

No one knows exactly why grapes, raisins and dogs are such a lethal combination. Indeed, these foods are not harmful to every dog in every situation; but for some unlucky dogs, these foods can cause acute kidney failure, which may lead to their eventual death.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rain, Rain didn't go away, but we still walked today for the Walk-A-Thon

Few photos from the Walk-A-Thon today for the Animal Shelter in Amherst starting and finishing at the Amherst Stadium. This devoted group walked almost 5 KM's in the rain and wind, the dogs didn't seems to mind as much as their human friends. After the Walk-A-Thon everyone was invited over to a BBQ to dry out and chat. Good times in the Maritimes.

Thank You to all our supporters for their pledges, every dollar was earned this year. Can someone pray for sun next year?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I'm Out of Here! Millie is off to her new home

What a positive day at the Animal Shelter, Millie shown below is off to her new forever home just a few hours earlier Cooper also left to go home. These are the days that make our volunteers proud to be involved with the LA Animal Shelter.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Shelter

Lots of Food and Games this Saturday past for the Volunteers that support the LA Animal Shelter all year long. .

Friday, June 12, 2009

Welcome Darby

Welcome to Darby our new staff person, Darby was quick to learn the process for Dog Adoptions, yesetrday was Jenny's lucky day, Tara on the right is saying goodbye to Jenny the little border collie mix who is excited to get to her new forever home, Jenny says the Shelter staff were great with her but her new forever home awaits.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Yard Sale, Saturday Past

Saturday June 6 was also the date for a Yard Sale & BBQ, the Amherst Vet Clinic was having a yard Sale with the proceeds going to the LA Animal Shelter.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Successful Community Fair on Saturday

2009 Community Fair, Amherst Stadium
LA Animal Shelter's second year attending
People are already asking at setup if we are bringing our animals

Shelter's booth at the Community Fair
groups of children enjoying the kittens

Cooper the Beagle Mix having the time of his life. Next 2 Photos getting a belly rub and roaming around the Community Fair.

Rebecca our resident Cat Whisperer with Christie, 9 week old kitten

And Rebecca again doing some kitten therapy , LOL