Volunteers desperately needed

It’s been a busy start to 2014 for a local animal rescue and with the start of a new year Animal Haven Rescue League is looking

Non-profit group finds permanent homes for strays

Non-profit group finds permanent homes for strays

It’s been a busy start to 2014 for a local animal rescue and with the start of a new year Animal Haven Rescue League (AHRL) is looking to recruit some new volunteers, fosters, and help the animals in their care find their forever home.

AHRL was founded in 2006 and is a non-profit registered charity organization run solely by volunteers.

AHRL rescues, fosters, and rehomes surrendered, unwanted, abandoned, and abused animals. These animals mostly consist of adult dogs and cats, puppies, and kittens, and they have also adopted out birds and bunnies.

AHRL is run by a group of volunteers who give their time to better the lives of the animals in need.

The foster volunteers provide their home as a temporary sanctuary until the animals find their “fur-ever” homes while AHRL provides all vet, food, and supplies needed.

A goal of AHRL is to someday have a facility that will be able to house these animals in care.

AHRL aims to help change the perception of pet ownership through education and spay/neuter programs.

AHRL is holding its annual general meeting on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel and the future is in jeopardy if volunteer and board positions are not filled.

In order for AHRL to remain operating it requires a dedicated board to assist with various positions. AHRL is currently in search of new board members to help fill the positions of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, fundraising chair, media chair and general board members.

If you’re not able to commit to a set position, AHRL is always looking for volunteers to assist with vet runs, emails, temporary fosters to help when full time fosters are away, maintaining/obtaining sponsorship, and many other day-to-day tasks.

If you would like to learn more about AHRL or if you can assist in any way by monetary donations, fostering, volunteering of time or have ideas/suggestions please feel to attend the annual general meeting, or contact them by email at animalhavenrescue@gmail.com or by phone at 403-741-6128 or via Facebook.

Please check out adoptable animals on AHRL website www.animalhavenrescue.webs.com

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