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SCRAPS' 'It Takes a Village' birdhouse raffle holds draw

Draw Date Sept. 9 - both Leona Sterling and Pat Shields winners of the fundraiser raffle

The SCRAPS "It Takes a Village" birdhouse raffle concluded on Sept. 9, and Leona Sterling was the deserving winner whose name was called at the 5:30 p.m. draw.

The draw took place at the organization's 9-Lives Boutique at the Town ‘N’ Country Mall. Larry Dickenson with the Moose Jaw Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club volunteered to draw the names, and one winner each was chosen for the birdhouse set and a bonus gift basket.

Sterling went home with a complete set of seven hand-crafted birdhouses made by Don Lammle of Drinkwater, Sask. The birdhouses were constructed to resemble a small village and included a church, town hall, garage, and similar structures.

Every raffle ticket sold at the SCRAPS 9-Lives Boutique was also entered to win the bonus “Coffee with Cats” basket. The basket contained several items including a cat nest, sock cat, books on the topic of cats, and coffee with two feline-themed mugs.

The bonus “Coffee with Cats” gift basket was won by Pat Shields.

The idea behind the birdhouse raffle was to help the non-profit organization raise the funds needed to continue operating. “We are a non-profit organization, so the only way we get funds is to raise them through donations and by doing fundraising such as this,” said Anne Marciszyn with SCRAPS.

It really does “take a village” to raise a kitten, and SCRAPS would like to extend its appreciation to everyone who participated in the fundraiser.

“We want to thank our community for supporting us over the years… we’ve had great support from our community and our business partners,” said Marciszyn.

SCRAPS is a local non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers in the community. The organization seeks to care for stray cats and to control their population by spaying or neutering the animals that come into its care through the TNR (trap, neuter, release) program.

Kittens who are found living as strays are taken in by volunteers and given a new lease on life through the organization’s adoption program.  

SCRAPS stands for the Stray Cat Rescue and Protection Society.

The non-profit organization maintains a storefront at the 9-Lives Boutique at the Town ‘N’ Country Mall. The mall is located at 1235 Main Street North.

For more information or to make a donation, SCRAPS Moose Jaw can be reached at 306-693-0718 or at 306-684-9048.

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