FUTURE HOME FOR REST.Q’S SAFE HOUSE

The Vancouver FoundationTHANK YOU THANK YOU TO THE VANCOUVER FOUNDATION FOR HELPING MAKE OUR DREAM COME TRUE.

WE HAVE BEEN GRANTED SOME FUNDS FOR OUR SAFE HOUSES ON GALIANO!

The Directors of RestQ have had a DREAM. We need a SAFE HOUSE for injured animals, cats with feline aids or leukemia who have special needs, animals in transit to our vet and generally animals in need. We often need a safe home while animals are waiting for adoption.

Basically the needs go on and on and we have nowhere to give these animals the kind of life they require. We would like to build 2 small buildings where we can have safety, heat and comfort for the animals. We have applied to the Vancouver Foundation for some financial assistance.

We need YOUR help too.

Please help us to help the animals.

We are a registered charity (#83035 9568 RR0001) and are able to provide tax receipts for donations over $20.

Direct donations may be made by sending cheques payable to Rest.Q Animal Sanctuary to:

Rest.Q Animal Sanctuary
Site 12, Comp 11, RR1
Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0

Donations can be made online through:
Canada Helps or PayPal, both of which accept major credit cards.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!


Acceptance Mark

Spring Newsletter now available online!

Our Spring Newsletters is now available for download.  Click the link below to read and…enjoy!

Rest.Q Newsletter Spring 2011 (PDF, 2.2Mb)

Post-Olympic slaughter of 70 sled dogs prompts rage, embarrassment

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/whistler-employee-told-to-shoot-70-sled-dogs-in-post-olympic-cull/article1888742/

ADOPTED! YES!

LOVING FOREVER HOMES NEEDED ASAP!

PLEASE HELP!

 

One puppy named Ginger is coming sometime at the end of next week.  She had to have a leg amputated as gangrene set in and the leg couldn’t be saved.  She is a young pup, about 4-5 months old, apparently has some Beagle in her.  Spayed, all shots and micro chipped. 

This little girl is ready for a loving home.  Her new owners will need to understand that she will have limitations until she gets better accustomed to her disability.  We are asking that she go to a home with children over the age of 10.  (pic of threelegged puppy here)

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Female dog is apparently a Saluki / German Sheppard cross.  She was found with her feet bound and her mouth taped shut.  Her rescuer has fostered her and states that “Shirley” is a very loving, shy, but highly intelligent dog.  She needs a family who are soft spoken and have a gentle hand.  She is apparently a bit of an escape artist, as she can get out of a collar, so a harness is mandatory for her. Her foster mom says that Shirley has loads of energy.  Once her energy has been spent, she settles down quickly.  We are asking for a home with older quiet children who will help Shirley come out of her shell.  (pic attached)

Tabby – Male kitten ( pic attached)

Shirley – Female dog

Ginger – Female puppy

Please contact us if you or anyone you know would like to provide a loving, forever home for any of these animals.  And thank you.  <3

Kudos!

Thank you Ralph at the Active Page for the donation from the election of Mayor for Galiano. Thank you to all who voted and donated to Rest.Q.   Congrats to Bogart and runner up Freddie.  We now have a MAYOR!!

 Thank you to the Galiano Thrift Shop for their monetary donation to Rest.Q. Thank you for the blankets and goodies.   Your ongoing support is much appreciated.

PUB NIGHT for the animals

 Rest.Q Pub Night Fundraiser (Feb 10, 2011) was a great success.  We sold 65 meals that evening and the Hummingbird Pub was hopping.  Everyone enjoyed their food and camaraderie.   The 50/50 draw was donated to Rest.q   and we all enjoyed the toonie toss.   Thank you to the bookstore for the donation of 2 beautiful books on animals.  Thank you to Linda Cupples for the wonderful candles and lip balms that went home with many guests.  Special thanks to Debbie and her staff at the Hummingbird Pub for helping make the evening a great success.   Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to Rest.Q.  Thank you all for “helping us….help the animals”.

Thank You!

       THANK YOU DOUG AT BOSLEY’S (SIDNEY)  AND MARK AT PETSMART

        FOR MAKING THIS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR REST.Q AND MANY ANIMALS ON THE GULF ISLANDS.

                    THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AT BOSLEY’S AND PETSMART    

               WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT ALL YEAR ROUND.

THANK YOU AND ALL THE BEST IN 2011

                                                            

How to Avoid Puppy Mills

Puppy mills can be a danger for families that want to adopt a new dog. A puppy mill is a breeding facility with the sole purpose of churning out the most dogs for the least money – and to make the most profit.

Substandard breeding conditions and inbreeding can lead to health and behavioral problems in the puppies bred there. Since the 1980s, the Humane Society of the United States has been fighting to shut down these facilities. You can do your part by making sure to research before you adopt and by keeping yourself informed! Here are some tips to avoid adopting from a puppy mill:

Avoid: Pet stores, newspaper or journal ads, and great deals on the internet! Many puppy mills supply local pet stores, and ads in newspapers or on websites can easily falsify information. Remember Bandit from Season 2? His website said that he was from a licensed breeder, but he turned out to be the product of a puppy mill, costing his new family thousands of dollars in vet bills and heartache over his life-threatening health and behavioral problems. Read a story about a successful puppy mill adoption using Cesar’s Way.

Visit the breeder and ask questions!Ask to see the entire facility where the dogs are bred and kept. Is it clean? Spacious enough? Ask to see the parent dogs as well. Does the breeder show hesitation to let you see the facility or to let you meet the other dogs who are being kept there? Or is the breeder willing to just sell one of his puppies to anyone who walks in off the street, sight unseen? Reputable breeders will want to make sure their puppies are going to good homes. Beware of all these red flags.

Adopt from a shelter or rescue instead! This is the simplest solution. Rescues and shelters most often have the best interest of the animal at heart, and many of them are last chance adoptions. Remember: don’t feel sorry! Adopt based on your energy level and compatibility!

For more tips on finding a responsible breeder, check out the HSUS.org guide. There is also a whole section in How to Raise the Perfect Dog with Cesar’s advice on how to find a reputable breeder. For more information on puppy mills and what you can do to help, check out Last Chance for Animals’ website.

Cat Crazed

CAT CRAZED  documentary airs January 6th, 2011 on CBC’s Doc Zone (9pm).
For Canada’s animal shelters, this is definitely not the ‘most wonderful time of the year’. They know Santa will stuff a cute and cuddly kitten into thousands of Christmas stockings. But by New Year’s Day, that little ball of fur might be dropped off at the shelter; or worse, dumped on the side of a rural road, left to fend for itself.  

Why are millions of cats living quite literally in the lap of luxury, while millions more are abandoned to lead short, miserable lives? And what is the impact of all these cats on the environment (especially birds)?
 
CAT CRAZED blends serious journalism and humour, along with animation by the man behind The Cat Came Back (Cordell Barker) to explore how our complicated relationship with felines is at the very root of the cat overpopulation crisis – and the raging cat-bird war that’s being battled across North America. 

the trailer will be up on  www.bountiful.ca

Seasons Greetings from Everyone at RestQ!

Season’s Greetings and all the very best in 2011 to all our valued supporters, donors and volunteers.  Remember that winter is a difficult time for animals.  Carry on the spirit of giving to our animal friends and be sure to leave out fresh water and food if there are animals that may need some extra nourishment.  May all the animals have a safe and comfortable winter!!!