November 25, 2019 - Animal Aide of St. Thomas Elgin and Tabby's Treasure Gift Shop
are having an Open House at 333-335 Talbot Street, on November 29-30, 2019. Tabby's
will be open from 11-7 on Nov 29 and 11-4 on Nov 30. Animal Aide will be open from
12-7 on Nov 29 and 12-4 on Nov 30.
It has been another busy year at the shelter, with nearly 700 cats and kittens (and
counting) coming through our doors but just over 500 adoptions. Those kinds of numbers
really place a strain on our resources, financial for sure but even more so on our
volunteers. We are hoping to accomplish five things with the Open House.
Bring people in to see what Animal Aide is all about. Tour the shelter and chat
with some of the volunteers who share their lives with the kitties.
Meet the cats, we have lots and you may just find one that you need to take home
with you. The adoption fee for adult cats is reduced to $140 for the Open House.
Let St Thomas residents know about the city's best kept secret, Animal Aide's tax-free
fundraising shop. Tabby's Treasures Gift Shop, is a terrific little boutique selling
new and vintage items! Free gift wrapping and hot chocolate and 10% off everything
in the shop during the Open House!
Recruit some volunteers. While we need people seven days a week, we really need
helpers for weekday mornings and afternoons.
And last but not least, tis the season for giving and we will gratefully accept
your financial help if you care to donate money or supplies to the shelter. Animal
Aide is almost completely funded by donations, the fundraising efforts of our volunteers
and the proceeds of adoptions. As we are a registered charity, your donations can
receive a tax receipt. Memberships to support Animal Aide are being be sold at an
annual fee of $10 which is affordable to everyone. Memberships paid between November
29/19 and January 31/20, will be entered into a draw for 2 tickets to the February
28/20 London Knights hockey game, courtesy of Forest City Fire Protection.