Make Christmas a Little Less Blue for Stray Cats

Want to make the holidays a little less blue for a stray cat? Then consider one of the new Blue Santa Paws stockings we added to our Etsy shop today. Now there’s two blues as well as red and green!

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All colors are still available for now. Though there is only one light blue left.

For each stocking sold between now and December 24, 2017, $5 CAD from each stocking will be donated to the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue.

For more information on the stockings and how to buy them check out my previous post here

 

Santa Paws to Help Stray Cats This Season

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This year at DRC we decided to help out some stray cats with our Santa Paws stockings.

From now until December 24, 2017, we will donate $5 CAD from each Santa Paws stocking  sold to the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

Stockings may be purchased via here via my Etsy Shop.

If you live in the Ottawa area and wish to save on shipping by picking it up, contact us via this website, our Facebook page, or via our Etsy Shop.

Total amount raised will be posted on December 25, 2017!

Mission Pawsible – Beat the Heat Online Auction

Until July 16, 2017 Mission Pawsible is having an online auction! The proceeds of the auction go to help out two wonderful animal rescues in Ottawa, ON; The Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue and Furry Tales Rescue.

A word of why the rescues need help from the Mission Pawsible people;

‘Between the two rescues, there are over 200 cats in care with daily requests to take in more cats. The rescues cannot take in cats and help them find their forever homes without the funds to make sure the cats have been vet checked, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchiped. Adoption fees do not cover associated medical costs so fundraisers like this one help to bridge the gap.

Please help us make this auction a successful one so that more cats can be saved and find their forever homes!’

The auction is not just for cat lovers! Many of the items were donated by restaurants, jewelry makers, services, and the list goes on.

Bearly Work Creations and I donated a suPURRvisor basket to the auction.

The suPURRvisor basket is a  wicker basket with a pillow and a wooden sign for the front that says suPURRvisior that a small to medium sized cat can fit in.

In the basket is a pillow, a hand hooked wool rug called Fat Cat from Bearly Work Creations  and a number of crocheted things by me; a placemat, a Santa Paws stocking, and a Jingle Jangle toy.

 

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Mission Pawsible Facebook Page

Furrry Tales Rescue

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue

Fun Times at the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Today was the day, and Team Emma was ready to hit the streets! It was a small crowd, but everyone had a great time.  Emma got to hang with the big boys. Two big huskies to be exact.

This was the first year for the event so we’re hoping word will spread and get more dogs involved next year.  This year over $1000 was raised for Dog Guides!

Due to Ottawa Race Weekend taking place we had to change the route for the walk, which ended up being a far more pleasant route. The last leg of our journey was along Beechwood Avenue where the race was taking place, so lot’s of cheering and music going on. So we decided to have a bit of fun with it. Even though this was a walk and not a race we cheered the dogs on as they made their way to the finish line. Due to her strategy of slow and steady wins the race (and some help from the husky parents) Emma was the first one to cross the finish line. Little stumpy legs beat the big boys! lol

Thanks to all Emma’s sponsors who helped her raise $131!

Thanks to Pet Valu Beechwood for putting on such a great event! Team Emma will be there again next year!

Wienerpawlooza Ottawa 2016 is Tomorrow!

Yep that’s right. The annual Wiener Dog Festival, Wienerpawlooza,  is back for the 2016 edition.

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Tomorrow, July 23, starting at 11am the Canadian Dachshund Rescue Ontario will be hosting a wienerific event to help raise money for these lovable dogs.

Held at Carlington Park in the west end, this day has plenty of things to do. There are vendors and a bbq, as well as a costume parade, and wiener races. Yes, wiener races!  If you want to see some clips of the races last year check them out after the schedule.

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Canadian Dachshund Rescue on the Web

Website,  Facebook

Instagram, Pinterest

Twitter,  Youtube

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Help Animals In Need Simply By Walking

I just had a great app shared with me called ResQWalk,  and I’ll be giving it a full test run later.

The whole idea is that the app uses the GPS on your phone to track how much you walk and your favorite rescue gets some money.  When you first sign in you can choose which rescue to walk for. If you want to walk for more than one you simply have to reset it to the new one. Many local rescues are already signed up so it shouldn’t be to hard to find your favorite, and the app allows you to follow as many rescues as you want. Obviously I’ll be walking for the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue, but I may from time to time walk for another.

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You can download the app for either iOs or Android. It also helps you find local pet friendly areas such as parks, vets, lodging, etc. All in all a great resource for people with animal companions.

It’s that easy to help animal rescues get much needed funds. Every bit helps!

Kittens In Need!

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It’s kitten season and the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue is in need of some help. They have over seventy , yes 70!! , kittens in care right now. It takes a lot of food to keep those little bellies full!

Please consider helping them out. You can check out their website  or Facebook page for more info about the rescue and all of the wonderful work they do.

Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue on the Web

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Wiener-Paw-Looza Ottawa

Looking for something to do in Ottawa this saturday? Then you should consider checking out Wienerpawlooza!

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The Ottawa edition of this yearly festival is happening this Saturday, July 25th at Carlington Park from 11-3pm.  Put on by the Canadian Dachshund Rescue, this festival celebrates all things wiener dog while raising money for a great cause.  Activities include things such as costume contests, trick contest, a bbq, vendors to check out, and of course WIENER DOG RACES!!!!

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Check out this video of some of the activities from the 2013 event.

 

 

AAW – Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue (HHCR)

This week’s Animal Awareness Wednesday feature is on the Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue!

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(Formerly known as HHWCC – Hungry & Homeless in the World’s Coldest Capital)

HHCR is an animal rescue organization in Ottawa, Ontario. Their goal is to save injured or found cats and try to find them permanent suitable homes. When they find or hear of a cat or family living outside on their own, a member of HHCR finds them and evaluates their situation.

In almost all cases the animals are undernourished, hurt, diseased, parasitic, dirty and sometimes freezing to death. Medical help is arranged for any cat suffering from injuries or illness. The cats are taken to a Vet for evaluation and assistance as soon as possible.

All cats are at temporary foster homes until adopted. They rely on volunteers and donations from kind individuals who care. Fosterers and adoption homes are evaluated to ensure the best situation for the cat(s).

Hungry and Homeless Cat Rescue on the Web

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AAW – Under My Wing Pug Rescue

This week’s Animal Awareness Wednesday feature is on Under My Wing Pug Rescue!

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Helping pugs in need and finding them a “forever loving home” where they can rest their heads at night.

Under My Wing Pug Rescue is a registered charitable organization (822 842 290 RR0001) based in Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA & run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to providing a bridge between a pug’s past life and its better future.

They provide pugs with medical care including; sterilization & vaccination, loving attention, comfort, companionship, as well as offering a loving forever home.

The rescue is run completely by volunteers who donate their time, effort, and skills for the love of pugs.

They don’t have a building, formal business hours or provide an animal shelter where people can drop by, choose a pug, and then take it home. Instead all the pugs are placed in loving foster homes until they find their forever homes.

 

 
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Under My Wing on the Web
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