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The numbers are in and National Cupcake Day was a massive success!

Pictured left is Dr. Erin MacDonald and Megan Ellsworth from the Summerside Animal Hospital; pictured above is Tracy MacKay with her gorgeous cupcakes; pictured below is Rhonda Stone from team AVC displaying their hard-earned donation (also among the top-earning teams for National Cupcake Day).

Pictured left is Dr. Erin MacDonald and Megan Ellsworth from the Summerside Animal Hospital; pictured above is Tracy MacKay with her gorgeous cupcakes; pictured below is Rhonda Stone from team AVC displaying their hard-earned donation (also among the top-earning teams for National Cupcake Day).

Remember National Cupcake Day back in February? Well, we’ve just received our final numbers from the Ontario SPCA and we’ve raised a whopping $8,836.11 from this fundraiser! Wow! THANK YOU PEI for your exceptional support of this campaign!

We had some wonderful prizing donated to us for the team and the individual that raised the most funds, and those numbers are in too! Congratulations to the Summerside Animal Hospital team who raised $879.95 and won five 3-piece bakeware sets from Paderno, and congratulations to Tracy MacKay who raised $475.50 and won a Gift Certificate for a Cupcake Blossom from PEI Blossoms!

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this fundraiser and helped make it such a success! We’re already looking forward to next year.


National Animal Protection Officer Appreciation Week!

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This week is National Animal Protection Officer Appreciation Week, and we want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to the Animal Protection Officers at the PEI Humane Society! Pictured left to right are Doug, Donna and Tim. They drive thousands of miles per year providing 24-response for animals in distress, investigating complaints, enforcing legislation and by-laws for companion animal control, and generally ensuring the welfare of companion animals across Prince Edward Island. Simply put, we could not do what we do without them and their hard work and dedication! THANK YOU from all of us here at the Shelter for all that you do!


Our cats are living large!

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Zephyr enjoys his new accommodations.

Thanks to our donors’ generosity, we’ve been able to buy 12 brand new cat kennels for recently refurbished Kitty City.  Read all about it here.

 


Somebunnies are back!

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We are once again ‘adopting’ plush Somebunnies as an Easter fundraiser and public education campaign.   Every Somebunny is only $20 each and includes one adorable 11″ Ganz plush bunny in blush and brown as well as an Adoption Certificate that you can personalize.  All proceeds from this event will go towards the care of rabbits and other small pets throughout the year here at the Shelter.

NOTICE:  We will not be at the Confederation Court Mall today or tomorrow, as we are almost out of Somebunnies!

 


 

Donate Your PENNIES FOR PAWS Across PEI!

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The “End of the Penny” has arrived!  This means that the pennies left in circulation out there will no longer be going into cash registers.  With all of those left-over pennies just taking up space in your wallet, why not use them to help a lost, abandoned or homeless companion animal in need?  The PEI Humane Society has created the “Pennies for Paws” penny drive to help you do just that!  Collection containers will be placed in various locations, all across the Island.  Remember, a little can go a long way, and every penny counts!

To make your donation, CLICK HERE to see participating locations – - >


National Cupcake Day – WOW!!

Staff/volunteer Jossie Ehler with poster puppy Cupcake, now adopted.

Staff/volunteer Jossie Ehler with poster puppy Cupcake, now adopted.

We have been completely blown away by the support Islanders have shown during our first year of NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY. We will be reporting on our grand total once all of our bakers report in BUT we can tell you that, just counting donations collected through businesses and our own table at the Mall on Monday, we’ve already raised $2,000+++ Thanks to you, our cupcakes truly runneth over!

If you held a NCD event, please drop us line at: info@peihumanesociety.com to let us know how your event went and if you need us to come to you to pick up your donations.

Thanks again for doing something sweet for the Island’s only Shelter for lost, homeless and abandoned companion animals. We are overwhelmed by your generosity!


THANK YOU!!!  We’ve done it, thanks to YOUR support!

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We are absolutely thrilled by the generosity of our supporters on this campaign! We are proud to announce we have not only met our $60,0000 fundraising goal, we’ve exceeded it! Pictured above (on our “Thank You” banner) is Levi and Fintan, both of which are Shelter grads. Thanks to your generosity we will be able to help many, many companion animals just like them!

Our work continues all throughout the year, so we are still accepting donations.Every dollar helps, and any additional funds we can raise will go back to helping companion animals all across PEI.


The Valentine’s Day Raffle was a huge success!!

Wayne Fraser, a member of the public, pictured here drawing the winning tickets with Sophia Ball PEIHS Contract Development Coordinator

We sold 193 raffle tickets and raised approximately $285.  1st place prize won  a deacon’s bench and a portrait package from Light&Vision photography.  2nd place winner Elaine Barnes won 3 gift certificates from Wine Kitz and 3rd place winner won a “Love you Berry Much” blossom from PEI Blossoms!  All three prizes also include a box of Anne’s Chocolates and a 3-piece duvet cover set.  Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket to support our work!


We have drawn for the Holiday Gift Raffle!

"Here's a photo of Smiley and the beautiful cat tower she won in your raffle!  She loves it and thinks it is the best Christmas gift ever! (And I got my favorite chair back!) Thank you so much, Humane Society!" Sincerely, Brenda Handrahan

“Here’s a photo of Smiley and the beautiful cat tower she won in your raffle! She loves it and thinks it is the best Christmas gift ever! (And I got my favorite chair back!)
Thank you so much, Humane Society!”
Sincerely,
Brenda Handrahan

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to everyone who bought tickets for our raffle, we raised a whopping $588.00!! The winner of our Holiday Gift Raffle is Brenda Handrahan!  Congratulations!

If you weren’t the lucky winner of this amazing cat condo you can contact Barry Jackson at beachpointlots.com to have him make you your very own custom-tower!

Congratulations to Irene Bagnall and her cats & dogs at home who won 3rd prize, and to Melissa from Charlottetown who won 2nd prize!


“No Place Like Home” Open House – December 9

Thanks to everyone who attended our Open House on Sunday, December 9th. Thanks to you we raised $800 in donations and merchandise sales PLUS at least that much again in donated food, supplies, toys and treats for the animals.

And the Trivia Challenge winner is….

….Jim & Christopher Randall!!  Congratulations Jim & Christopher!

 

Jim & Christopher Randall

Jim & Christopher Randall

The answers to the “No Place Like Home” Trivia Challenge are:

1. Can you guess how many cats are currently on the adoption floor?

ANSWER: 53.  This often changes daily and we actually have around 90 cats in the building, but there is not enough space on the adoption floor to hold all of them at once.

2. How much does an average stay cost for ONE animal, without any special needs?

ANSWER: $450.

3. What’s the best way to litter train rabbits?

ANSWER: Add a layer of hay to their litter box, rabbits like to eat and poop at the same time and this is the best way to get them accustomed to their litter box and associate with it positively.

4. What does a “click” mean in positive behaviour clicker training?

ANSWER: It is a marker of correct behaviour, acting as a bridge between the behaviour and the reward (creates stronger associations).

5. List ONE reason why it’s important to spay&neuter your pet.

ANSWER: There are lots of reasons to spay or neuter pets, and we would have accepted all of them!  The #1 reason though is it helps control the overall pet population (which is very important to Shelters because it means less animals are unwanted and therefore neglected, abused or abandoned), and the reason most owners probably spay or neuter their pets is it results in better behaved animals.

 

Again, thank you to all those that came out and participated in our open house and trivia challenge!  Happy Holidays to all!


PetSmart Charities Adoption Event- November 2-4, 2012

Petsmart Charities in association with the PEIHS will be holding a special adoption event at the the PetSmart, Charlottetown location, from November 2-4, 2012.

PetSmart Charlottetown acts as a satellite adoption center for the Shelter and this coming weekend will feature a reduced adoption rate for the Shelter’s adult cat residents at the store. Adult cats will be available for $95 and kittens for $145. For every animal adopted during the event, PetSmart Charities will reward the Shelter with an adoption grant of

 


Santa Pix- November 17-18, 2012 at the Victoria Park Clubhouse

The PEI Humane Society Santa Pix Event will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, from 1-5pm. Cost is $20 for 1 5×7 print and 1 digital copy. No appointments are necessary as photo’s will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

We ask that all pets be on leash or in a carrier.

 

 

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