Every year the wonderful crew at Sleep Rover puts on “Operation Santa Paws”. People can make donations or give gifts for an animal of their choice. To see how you can make an rescued animal’s Christmas even brighter this year, please check out Sleep Rover’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151722152575812.1073742286.151302025811&type=3
Operation Santa Paws has Lauched!
Pennies for Pooches
For us, every penny counts, especially now. As pennies are being taken out of circulation, please collect them and donate them to us to help rescued animals in need. You could gather them from your friends, family and neighbours or start a collection at your school or place of work. Once you a have a [...]
Sponsor a Pound Rescue Animal
We know that many of you who visit our website cannot adopt yet another animal, but still want to help. Especially help an animal that has been with us for many months and just does not seem to create any interest or find a home. There are so many – dogs like Sheila, Brooklyn and [...]
Our new barn cat program!
Pound rescue is pleased to announce our new barn cat program to help find suitable homes for the area’s feral (wild) and semi-feral cat populations. We are looking for cat lovers who have barns or other secure outdoor structures (horse stables, warehouse, or other suitable locations) and are interested in adopting cats not suitable for [...]
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Compassion – A Collection of Animal Stories
Compassion is now available! You sent us your stories and they are now published and ready for you to share with your friends and families. Makes a great Christmas gift! All proceeds will go directly toward animal rescue.
You can pick up a copy for $20 in Calgary at The Barking Lot (22 Midlake Blvd SE), at Sleep Rover (99 Skyline Cres NE). Or in Okotoks, copies can be purchased at Pet Planet (200 Southridge Dr) or Big Rock Animal Clinic (47 McRae St).
Copies can also be purchased here, on our website if you click on “our store” in the bottom left hand corner of this page. An additional $5 shipping fee will apply to all orders.
All Wrapped Up
Where: Sleep Rover (99 Skyline Cres NE)
When: Sunday, December 8 from 1 – 5 pm
Get professional photos taken of your dog for only $10 each (cash only), knowing your money is going toward helping rescued animals!
Hi, my name is Loki and I came to Pound Rescue in the spring of 2013 through one of the spay and neuter clinics held at Siksika. Although I had been neutered at a previous spay and neuter clinic, my owners brought me back because both of my ears were very badly infected. I had a large growth coming from inside my one ear and it was so painful and itchy that I actually scratched the top of my head raw!!
Fortunately the volunteer veterinarians at the clinic performed an emergency surgery to try and make me comfortable until I could be more fully examined and treated. Because I was living outside, my owner understood that I was at great risk of not surviving because of my medical needs and they surrendered me to Pound Rescue in the hopes that I could find a more suitable home.
A volunteer at the clinic fostered me, even though I was going to need a lot of medical care and attention to treat my badly infected ears. The surgery I had to have was so invasive that the vet recommended that only one ear at a time could be operated on.
A week before my first surgery in July, I had a little accident with my tail. My foster mom came home and saw that I had somehow split my tail open to the bone and was bleeding profusely. I had to go to the vet right away so that it could be bandaged up. A decision was made that at the same time I had my ear surgery, I would also now need have my tail amputated!!
The recovery from my surgeries was not easy. Each surgery took around 5-6 weeks for me to start feeling myself again! I had to have many rounds of antibiotics, there were a number of trips back to the vet for follow up, and I also had to adjust to now being deaf.
All of the medical care I have received has cost Pound Rescue over $2500!! It is only through volunteer donations that they are able to help dogs and cats like me. My foster mom says I am worth every penny and that there is no other cat that she knows who has ears like mine! She says it makes me special! I love living in a warm house and having lots of food to eat all the time. I no longer have to dig in the garbage, although, I still play with plastic bags just to make sure I am not missing out on a hidden treat!
Pound Rescue could really use your help in paying for the vet bills that resulted from my health issues. Any amount would help, so please consider giving today so Pound Rescue can continue the important work that they do! Thank you from Loki!
Help us build a sanctuary!
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July 2013: We have stopped dreaming and want to make our dream a reality. Pound Rescue is now fundraising for an animal shelter and sanctuary. We have put down the first $100 000 and plan to reach our goal of $1 million in four years. We envision a place without a lot of frills, yet still beautiful. A place where a dog can be a dog, a cat can be a cat and volunteers, visitors and potential adopters love to spend some time . As far as animal care goes, it will be state of the art. For animals it will be a safe haven finally free of the neglect and abuse most have suffered. For humans it will be one more place to go where you can see and learn and realize what really matters in life.
Please help us meet our goal as the time will be passing fast and everyone and every donation counts! Please mark your donation with the word “sanctuary”, so we know where you want your contribution to go. Please be a part of making our dream come true.
Donations can be made online through Canada Helps. Or they can be mailed to us at Box 1446 Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1B4. Thank you for helping make our dreams come true!