News: Upcoming Events & Assistance Needed
Do you love animals? Do you love books? If your answer to both of those questions is yes, then the Moose Jaw Humane Society has great news for you: our Pawsitively Fabulous Book Sale is here for the dog days of summer!
With books in genres that range from fantasy to non-fiction to romance to do-it-yourself and cookbooks, we have something for everyone. You will even find some children’s literature so you can help foster a new generation of readers at a more than reasonable price! The sale kicks off at the Town ‘N’ Country Mall on August 22nd and runs Monday to Saturday until September 17th. This may seem like plenty of time to find the books you want, but at prices even Amazon.ca can’t beat they’ll be flying off the shelves. We will also be constantly bringing out new stock to keep our shelves full, so you’ll want to shop with us often to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fantastic books available.
If you’re interested in helping as well as shopping, we are also looking for volunteers to help sell books and restock the shelves. If you need some volunteer hours or just want to help homeless animals while being surrounded by literature of all kinds, we would love to have you. To volunteer, you can come to the shelter to fill out a volunteer form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information at 306-692-1517.
We look forward to seeing all you animal loving bookworms starting August 22nd!
The 4 Paws Lottery is more than just another fundraiser. It is a chance for the MooseJaw Humane Society to raise much-needed funds for the Shelter and all of the hundreds of animals they help, but it is also a fundraiser that puts the spotlight on our supporters by making THEM winners!
The Moose Jaw Humane Society’s 4 Paws Lottery is back with a fabulous prize package AND daily cash prizes during the entire month of July. Early birds get the worm, so buy your tickets early to enter as many draws as possible.
This year’s Grand Prize is the Pawsitively Amazing Home Furnishing Package, worth $15,000! In partnership with Moose Jaw’s own family furniture store, McKarr’s Furniture, the Humane Society is offering a great prize package, but to make the deal even more sweet, the winner can choose either the package OR a cool $10,000 cash.
Of course the best thing about the 4 Paws Lottery is the positive impact it has on the lives of animals in your community. The Moose Jaw Humane Society depends on the generous support of community members to help meet the needs of homeless pets, from medical costs to spay and neuter expenses, food to vaccinations, grooming to enrichment programs. Every dollar counts, and by supporting our lottery, you truly make a difference to vulnerable animals like Brie, an amazing, loveable dog who has been diagnosed with cancer and needs medical treatment and palliative care. Or like Noel, a tiny tabby who required emergency surgery to save her life and who now has a wonderful forever home where having only 3 legs does not slow her down a bit.
Regular supporters have gotten their MJHS 4 Paws Lottery forms in the mail, but tickets can also be purchased at the shelter and over the phone (306-692-1517). You can buy your tickets online from our website at www.mjhs.ca.Your ticket gets you the chance to win a prize everyday…even if you have already won, the ticket goes back into the pot for the rest of the prizes. The winning begins July 1st, with the grand prize draw taking place July 29th. You can also get in on more chances to win by adding 50/50 tickets to your order as well. It is paws down the best lottery in town!
Keeping your animals safe and healthy is the duty of every animal guardian.
We get so many calls here at the Moose Jaw Humane Society from people who have lost their pets, or from others who have found pets on the loose. We pick up dogs on the run and do our best to reunite them with their owners. We also care for many stray cats, and either reunite them with their owners or find new homes for them. But what can you do to prevent this from happening in the first place?
License your dogs
City of Moose Jaw bylaws require that all dogs have a license. The license must be purchased annually by March 31st. License fees are $15 for spayed or neutered dogs, or $40 for others. Dog Licenses can be obtained from the Customer Service area in City Hall, or from the Moose Jaw Humane Society office. It is such a small price to pay because if your dog is licensed, it makes it fast and easy for us to reunite you with your pet.
Keep your cats close
City bylaws do not require that cats be licensed, however, it does provide for trapping and impoundment of cats where a complaint has been received. So, for the safety of your cat, keep them inside, or at least have a collar on them with an ID tag.
Some of the main dangers faced by outdoor cats include predation by other animals, being hit by a cars, human cruelty, and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Switch the toxic ethylene glycol antifreeze in your vehicle to pet-friendly propylene-based antifreeze.
Make your cat is vaccinated. Outdoor cats are exposed to devastating contagious diseases such as feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, feline distemper and rabies. Cats also easily pick up internal parasites (worms) and external parasites (fleas, ticks). Some of these parasites can be transmitted to other pets and people.
Having your pet spayed or neutered is perhaps the most important part of being a responsible pet guardian. Being responsible also means providing your pet with a warm, safe and loving environment, food and water, exercise and proper veterinary care. You should also obey the leash, "poop and scoop" and licensing laws in your community.
All of these things contribute to a safe, happy and healthy pet population in the City of Moose Jaw.
If You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin,’ the Moose Jaw Humane Society knows where you can find it.
The Humane Society invites you to spend Valentine’s Day with the one and only Rory Allen. Everyone who sees the Tribute to the King Can’t help falling in love just a little bit with Rory, who really pours his heart and soul into his performances. What better way to celebrate the love we all share, the love of animals, than to spend an amazing evening listening to some of the best music of all time?
The Moose Jaw Humane Society’s fifth annual Valentine’s fundraiser, “Kisses for Kritters” featuring Rory Allen will be held Saturday, February 13th at the Heritage Inn. This very special evening includes cocktails, roast chicken dinner and scrumptious dessert, followed by an intimate performance by headline entertainer and the supreme Elvis Presley tribute artist, Rory Allen. Put all that together with fantastic silent auction items and a 50/50 draw, and you have the best Valentine ever.
Get a group of friends together for a fun evening out, or get a babysitter for the kids and grab your honey for a date night. This is one Valentine’s event that is all about love. All profits for Kisses for Kritters go right back to the Humane Society and its efforts to rescue and care for abandoned or neglected pets in the community.
Tickets for the event are $50 each (each ticket purchase is eligible for a $25 tax receipt upon request), or grab a group of co-workers or friends to swing a special deal on a table. Tickets are available for purchase at the shelter or call 692-1517 for more information. If you love animals, or just love Elvis, join us for a Valentine’s Day to remember.
Didn’t get the number of books you wanted for Christmas? We can help! Got too many books for Christmas and need to make room on your shelves? We can help with that, too!
The PAWSITIVELY HUGE Book Sale is back, and as always we are welcoming donations of great-quality stuff for our used book superstore, where all profits are going to the dogs (and cats)!
The Moose Jaw Humane Society’s Pawsitively Huge Book Sale kicks off at the Town ‘N’ Country Mall January 11, running Monday to Saturday until February 6th. If you need reading material, movies or music to make the long, cold Saskatchewan winter a little easier to bear, then come see our amazing volunteers at the sale and they will hook you up!
The Humane Society is always grateful for donations of good quality hardcover books, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, or vintage vinyl, which can be dropped off any time of the year at the Shelter. We do not accept magazines, Readers Digest Condensed books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, instructional manuals, or VHS videotapes. Please do not bring us dated or damaged materials as we can’t sell them and they create a lot of extra work for our volunteers as well as cost in garbage disposal.
The Humane Society is so grateful to all donors who bring us books, and to all of our wonderful volunteers who help set up at the sale and will be working shifts this month. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please give us a call at 692-1517 or email email@example.com as we are always looking for new members of the team. It is a fun job for book lovers or for those who just want to support the shelter. For young people you can even put it on your resume as volunteer retail experience, as it is a great chance to get experience dealing with the public and handling money.
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