2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. As we enter the final stretch, still facing uncertainty, we would like to share a bit of positive news.
Despite the pandemic, our shelter remained open, and we are pleased to let you know that we successfully adopted out almost 200 animals this year. It is so nice to know that these dogs, cats and kittens will be spending the holidays in their new forever homes.
While every one of these adoptions is a triumph, one recent adoption stands out as a testament to what we all can achieve when compassion and kindness prevail. Petey, a little 10 year old Shih Tzu, came to us in a terrible state of neglect. Blind, (his eyes stuck together!), deaf, missing teeth, and his entire body itchy and sore from untreated skin problems. Despite his pitiful state, this resilient little dog remained upbeat and good-natured. Maybe deep down he knew that his life was about to get a whole lot better. We knew Petey’s story would strike a chord, but we had some concern that finding an adopter for a senior dog with so many medical issues might prove challenging. We were wrong. The outpouring of support was utterly amazing and within just days of posting Petey’s story, a long-time supporter contacted us to offer him a home. This once neglected little dog is now a much-loved family pet who enjoys cozying up by the fire, lots of long walks in the countryside (despite being blind he absolutely LOVES his walks!) and endless praise from his doting adopters. Petey’s new family is lovingly nursing him back to health, and there is hope that with continued treatment he will regain partial vision. From here on in, Petey, now Caspar, will spend each and every day feeling like the luckiest, happiest, most loved dog in the world.
It is because of your support that we can give dogs like Petey the care and treatment they need to ensure they can live out their lives happy, in comfort and in peace.
2020 has been a good year for cat adoptions as well. However, meeting the demand for the care and intake of stray and abandoned cats remains a challenge. This spring, we rescued over 60 homeless cats and kittens from a local barn situation. Many of them were injured or sick, some were pregnant, and many were timid and in need of socialization. As daunting a task as this was, without our help, this cycle of homelessness, suffering and reproduction would have continued unchecked.
Again, thanks to your support, we can provide food, shelter and medical care to all the homeless cats and kittens we take in each year.
As the holiday season approaches be kind, be compassionate, and if you can, be generous. The shelter depends on you to continue our important work. We can’t do this without you.
Donations can be made in the name of SAFAS and mailed to 2405, Griffin Road, Ogden (QC) J0B 3E3 or by credit card or paypal using the donate button on this website. e
On behalf of all of us at the Frontier Animal Society, thank you for your support.