2013 has been a tremendous year of blessings for CaliCan – and with only a couple of weeks left of the year, we are still receiving amazing generosity from unlikely sources!
We were recently approached by a pair of writers for a videogame website called Press2Reset about a campaign to raise funds for CaliCan Rescue and the Oregon Humane Society!
This campaign starts today and will run until January 12, 2014. And on January 11, 2014, Press2Reset plans to stream videogame playing for 24 hours and give away prizes to encourage the videogame community to donate!
To find out more about how to contribute to this amazing opportunity, please check out this link!
And if you’re a gamer and are interested in joining the 24 hour event on January 11, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Santa Paws will be at Little Paws Inn from 12-4 on Saturday, December 7. Bring the dogs, cats, hedgehogs, chinchillas, snakes, bearded dragons…well, basically anything, to sit on Santa Paw’s lap to get photos done for this holiday season. Donations will be graciously accepted!
The talent Photos by Ari will be donating his time and talents to CaliCan as well!
And don’t forget we’ll also be selling Chewed Slippers Photography ”Mini Love” photo session packages for $25 (originally $125).
Bring out your CaliCan pups (we’d love to see you guys) and non CaliCan pets (we’d love to meet you!) to see the man in red!
Last year we had the distinct pleasure of writing a blog post thanking Jason Fletcher (one of the adoptive pawrents of a chihuahua-pug mix named Rickie) for his support of CaliCan Rescue! Here’s a link to the post to refresh your memory.
This year, Jason contacted us again to let us know that Fortis once again allowed him to select us as a charity of choice to fundraise for. And we were thrilled to hear that not only were they going to fundraise for us, but they were going to collect much needed items for another local rescue here who assists dogs on reserve. We were ecstatic!
On August 14, 2013, CaliCan Board Member Kari, volunteer Kelli and her dog Mojito, with Molly the Poodle in tow, visited the offices of Fortis Alberta once again!
It was such a tremendous day, both weather wise and just enthusiasm from the staff at the Fortis offices! Last year, Jason had an autographed Taylor Hall jersey complete with certificate of authenticity…so this year, the staff were eager to see just what he managed to acquire for the raffle prize this year!
And of course, he did not disappoint! The room went silent as he pulled out an autographed Wayne Gretzky autographed jersey, also with certificate of authenticity. Jaws dropped, the room filled with gasps (and the odd expletive as well haha) – and instantly folks were grabbing for their wallets to purchase tickets. There were even cases of bartering.
The enthusiasm that Jason generated for animal rescue, by having us there and by promoting the efforts the other local rescue does, was nothing short of amazing. We are ever so grateful of all of our supporters, and especially when they give us opportunities such as these to promote rescue on a grand scale.
Thanks to Jason and his staff at Fortis, they successfully raised $1210 for us and $1000 worth of supplies for the other organization!!! I think we can all give them a hearty “woof woof” and applause for their support!