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Central Alberta animal rescue hosts fundraiser BBQ

Fundraiser will take place August 13 at the Village at Pigeon Lake
Animals at the Through Your Pet’s Eyes Animal Rescue (Submitted)

Through Your Pet’s Eyes Animal Rescue is having a barbeque fundraiser at the Village of Pigeon Lake Saturday August 13.

“We are a small but mighty non-funded, no-kill animal rescue,” says Melissa Polnik with the rescue organization.

The rescue takes in dogs and cats from all over the central Alberta region with a focus on rescues from Edmonton, Leduc, Pigeon Lake and the Rimbey communities. They typically take in about six dogs and 10 cats per month.

In operation since 2014, the organization runs strictly on volunteers and community support and states that they always spay/ neuter, vaccinate and microchip all animals that come into their care in addition to having a return clause in their rescue contract.

Currently the rescue has seven dogs up for adoption or are soon to be up for adoption, seven dogs in sanctuary foster homes, 11 cats and kittens for adoption and 30 plus feral and farm cats being taken care of in the rescue.

Saturday’s barbeque is one of their bi-annual fundraising events to try to cover mounting vet bills and supplies.

The fundraiser will take place in the Village at Pigeon Lake from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there will be plenty of hot dogs, hamburger, dunuts, drinks and chips for attendees to purchase and enjoy.

In addition to good food and great company there will be a table of pet supplies put together by the Thrifty Laker, chair massage by Okwitsya Massage and a glitter tattoo artist from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“We want to do our best to make a positive difference with the animals and strays in our area. This includes spay/neuter/return programs, feeding feral cat colonies, plus a food bank for community members in need,” says Polnik.

“These events are critical for our continued work.”

Animals at the Through Your Pet’s Eyes Animal Rescue (Submitted)
Animals at the Through Your Pet’s Eyes Animal Rescue (Submitted)
Animals at the Through Your Pet’s Eyes Animal Rescue (Submitted)