I haven't done a fundraiser since I was a Brownie/Girl Guide (let the heckling begin). I have instead supported many of you over the years in your fundraising efforts which I have always greatly admired.
My current fundraising effort started with an idea last week when we found a stray cat outside our garage that was starving, sick, cold and alone. We brought him inside to provide warmth and food while we decided what to do next. We have the best vet and the technician actually came to our house to help, and tamed him immediately. He was obviously not feral, but very sick. She did an exam and we decided to take him to Toronto Humane Society.
Strays are supposed to go to Toronto Animal Services first but they were unavailable at the time. Toronto Humane Society has a policy that they won't turn away an animal especially if they are ill. Sure enough, they took him in and named him Hope. They gave him the best care possible, but sadly decided to euthanize him several days later as the most humane alternative. He was such a sweet cat and we so appreciated what THS did for him that I decided we needed to help further (we already make a monthly donation).
I volunteered at the Humane Society for two nights 17 years ago bottle feeding kittens and brought one home each night. One of those kittens was my beloved Swiffer who is still thankfully with us at 17. That was it. I had to quit. I just couldn't leave them there which makes me appreciate the amazing people even more. The Board is new and looks to be filled with some great people.
I am kicking this off with a $10,000 donation from Mike and me to support all of the animals that end up at THS (not just cats!). I urge you to contribute what you can as I fear many animals will be surrendered once Covid is behind us and people go back to their regular lives. Most of the money goes to help the animals (I checked).
Together, with your help, we can reach our fundraising goal of $50,000! We realize this is a big goal but we know that with your help we can get there. Please help those who can't help themselves.
If you wish to make a corporate donation and have your logo displayed please contact me at email@example.com. In addition, if you wish to donate via cheque please also contact me and I will make the arrangements.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Eva, Mike, Swiffer, Pierre, and the late Jack