WOW!!! We Lucky Paws folks are humbled and honoured by the generosity of Prince Albert's Rona! Spearheaded by volunteer Bill Wickman, this fundraiser was made possible by manager Dan Whaley, and of course all of the Rona customers who generously donated to our cause! This money will go so far in getting our mama dogs spayed and ready for their forever homes. We can't say thank you enough, so here's our biggest, loudest THANK YOU!!! Love and gratitude comes from all of us at Lucky Paws, 2 and 4 legged, for your kindness and support. It means everything. 🍀❤
Rescuers spent hours pouring buckets of water on this humpback to keep it alive on Monday. Once the tide came in, a boat was used to tow the whale back to sea.
According to a report from China News Service, the whale washed up on the same beach for a second time within 24 hours. Rescue efforts continued yesterday, though current status is unknown.
“I was arrested when I was 13. I was shoplifting makeup from a Shoppers Drug Mart and an undercover RCMP officer caught me. I ended up having to go to group counselling with other young offenders and it was there that I first learned that not everyone starts off in the same place. While I was lucky enough to have a supportive and stable family, many of the kids I got to know suffered from violence, poverty and abuse. I think that experience sparked my interest in helping at-risk children.
I’ve been involved with SALI’s Farm for a few years. They’re a volunteer-run nonprofit that rescues farm animals and rehabilitates them into therapists for at-risk children in Surrey. The kids spend time learning about animal and plant care, but more importantly they’re building empathy, which is key to breaking the cycle of violence.
The neglected and unwanted animals’ stories resonate with the kids’ own experiences. It’s amazing to see a kid realize their own value after bonding with an orphaned calf or a disabled chicken.” – Tatiana T.