This is an exciting, transitional time of year for the Moose Jaw Humane Society as it gears up for three upcoming events.
Paws for Pledges Radiothon will be coming up on Friday, November 5th, the shelter’s most significant annual fundraiser.
Donations can be made in person at the Humane Society or right from your phone. Twelve different businesses from the community will be answering phones on behalf of the Humane Society.
“This is the fourth year we have had it right here at the shelter. It gives the community a chance to come in and make their donation and get a chance to see what happens here at the shelter everyday,” says Dana Haukaas, executive director of the Moose Jaw Humane Society.
After the radiothon, the Humane Society will be resting up and preparing for the Christmas season.
Cat and dog stockings – which are hugely popular every year – will be available for the entire month of December at the shelter for those wishing to help out.
Do you have someone who is hard to buy for on your Christmas list?
“We have many options for donations, such as feeding a shelter pet for a week or you can buy a blanket; there are different ideas for every price range,” said Haukaas.
You can also sponsor an adoption fee of an animal or make a financial donation on the website www.mjhs.ca.
There are a bunch of different ideas of ways to give a gift that will help a shelter animal.
The community tends to give a lot of donations close to Christmas time to help those pets through the holiday season, said Haukaas.
The Humane Society will be participating in Giving Tuesday, which falls on Dec. 7th this year. They will be accepting donations of new socks and slippers that they will give to the Moose Jaw Transition House and Riverside Mission.
“As a non-profit organization we are almost always on the receiving end, participating in Giving Tuesday gives us an opportunity to give back to the community,” says Haukaas.
Due to COVID-19 numbers increasing, presently, the Humane Society will not be requiring volunteers.
“Until we see a decline in COVID-19 cases, we will stop the volunteering and we will focus on only having adopters, donors and foster families,” says Haukaas.
Currently, the Humane Society has 73 cats and kittens and 7 dogs in the shelter; 16 puppies have recently found homes.
“We have living, breathing beings that need care every single day of the year. Somebody comes here Christmas morning, somebody comes here New Years Day…,” says Haukaas.