Gateway Gazette

Local Animal Rescue Needs Our Help

Heaven Can Wait needs donations

By Tracey Walshaw

We have so many wonderful community groups that work under volunteer power, relying on donations and we sometimes forget that they are there. Heaven Can Wait is one organization that has been working out of High River for 18 years, taking in strays, reuniting owners with lost pets and grieving over losses. We see the good work Kim Hessel, and her team, are doing but do we think to drop off donations (money or otherwise) on a regular basis? After the 2013 floods hit High River there was a surge of interest and help for Heaven Can Wait and then, like most organizations, they saw the donations dwindle. It’s hard to do the work these groups do and find time to fund-raise or even take the time out of a busy schedule to set up a booth at a local event.

We need to remember all our wonderful organizations but today we need to help Heaven Can Wait to continue to do the great work they do! I have a personal interest because my husband and I have been lucky enough to have adopted three little souls into our family from Heaven Can Wait. These three little dogs would not have survived without Kim and her wonderful volunteers.

heaven-can-wait-chauntelle-and-kimIf you want to help you can drop off donations (money, Canadian Tire money, cat litter, blankets, food, whatever you can think of) at the adoption centre in High River (938 Centre St SE) or donate through the Go Fund Me page that was recently started by volunteer Chauntelle Dakota-Rose MacLeod: https://www.gofundme.com/support-heaven-can-wait-2u2xpc3g

UPDATE

Thanks to an overwhelming response to the GoFundMe page it surpassed all expectations and has been closed. The community also came together with donations dropped off at the adoption centre (and some kitties got snuggles!). There is another fundraiser that was started to pay those vet bills; a Facebook auction. Donations are still being accepted until Wednesday, October 19th. The auction will run online from October 21st to 23rd. Check out the Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1844575662443522/

Thank you from Heaven Can Wait “alumni” (and my “Boys”) Harry and Marty (Valentine)!

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