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"The question is not
'Can they reason?',
nor 'Can they talk?',
but rather, 'Can they suffer?'"

Jeremy Bentham, English Philosopher
[1748-1832]


THE GIFT OF LIFE

What do you get the animal lovers on your Christmas list?




How about The Gift Of Life?


GEORGE WAS A FORGOTTEN FELINE.

George came to Heavenly Creatures in March of 2019 in rough shape - living outside is hard on an animals' body (and on their hearts).

As you can see, his coat was TERRIBLE.  His vet said it was one of the worst matting cases she had ever seen.

His teeth were also a mess and he tested positive for FIV and FELV, which means that he is immune-compromised.

George came to us already-neutered and for reasons we can't get into here, we believe he was abandoned.

Today, George is safe in foster care and has a very devoted foster mom.

George's foster mom has her own health challenges and she and George are very good for each other. They will stay together for whatever time George has left.

GEORGE AFTER:



Help Us Give Animals Like George The Gift Of Life!

How about doing something a little differently this year by giving a gift that is sure to make them smile, and is sure to make a difference: The Gift Of Life!

Who needs another bathrobe, or pair of socks - why not send a gift donation and help save a homeless animal's life instead?

Using the form below, you can make the donation as a gift to someone or in memory of someone who has passed:

You then choose to have either an e-card sent to them (or their family, as the case may be) or to have HC notify them of the donation by sending a Christmas card bt regular mail.

You will receive a tax receipt through e-mail as soon as your donation is processed.






CHRISTMAS PET FOOD AND DONATION DRIVE


 
We hope this Christmas you'll help us fill some furry tummies and give second chances!

When: Dec. 14th-Dec. 23rd, 2019

Where: Heavenly Creatures' office, 3-7 Cashin Avenue, St. John's (we're in a small blue strip mall that borders on Mundy Pond Road - the entrance to our parking lot is on Mundy. We're in the same building as Aquarium 101, Big Al's ans Centre City Pharmacy).

Hours: During the drive our office will be open from six p.m. to nine p.m. during weekday evenings and it will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Our office is closed during the day, but our thrift store - which is located in the same building  -  is open from noon to six p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and noon to four p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (as well as ten a.m. to six p.m. on Saturdays) and donations can be dropped off there.


Your own pets are well taken care of and spoiled, but there are many homeless animals who don't have moms and dads to take care of them, much less spoil them, and so they desperately need HC's help.

Please make a donation of money or pet supplies to help us help them. Consider putting together or sponsoring - see below - a Second Chance Box for a homeless animal.

                OUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

1. Monetary donations with which to pay vet bills - see below for donation details. 2. Wet cat food is always our biggest supply need (We use brands such as Friskies, Fancy Feast, Meow Mix cups, Our Compliments, President's Choice and Whiskas) followed by scoopable cat litter (Any brand as long as it's scoopable), and litter pans. 3. Scratching posts (cardboard scratching posts can be purchased at pet stores, Walmart and grocery stores for less than $10).  4. Dry cat food (any brand - we prefer small to medium size bags). 5. Treats, toys, and cat collars (the collars should be the safety kind - the type that stretches or has a clasp that releases if caught on something). 6. Wet dog food.

What is a Second Chance Box? It's a starter kit/care package for a homeless animal that Heavenly Creatures has in foster care or a care package for a needy animal owned by a low-income family.

We go through A LOT of food, particularly cat food (there are now far more homeless cats in our province than there are homeless dogs) owing to the sixty to ninety animals we have in foster care at any given time and also because of our Pet Food Bank - we believe that no animal should have to go hungry because their owner is struggling.

When we send an animal to a foster home we send them with a box of supplies (food, toys, collar and so on - everything they need).

The homeless animals we shelter need us to provide them with this initial care package, as part of their getting a second chance - we need to keep them well-fed and happy while they're in foster care awaiting an adoptive home.

The cost is approx. $50-$100 depending on where the supplies are purchased/how much is in the box.

CAN'T MAKE THE FOOD DRIVE BUT WANT TO HELP?


You can use the button below to to sponsor a Second Chance Box, make a one-time donation, or sign up for monthly donations.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Need to mail your donation? Cheques and gift cards (for places where we can buy pet supplies) can be sent to Heavenly Creatures at P.O. Box 882, Station C, 354 Water Street, St. John's, A1C 1C4.

Thanks in advance for your kindness!


CHRISTMAS FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!


There's No Place Like A Foster Home For The Holidays.

Can't adopt but still want to help? Why not foster a cat for the holidays?

Heavenly Creatures is desperately trying to save a number of homeless cats from needless euthanasia before Christmas.

Many of our foster parents are busy or away during Christmas making it very difficult for us to find space for animals in need, and temporary places for current foster animals over the holidays.

 Are you in town for Christmas? Do you have space in your heart and home to for a furry orphan?

 We provide all vet care and supplies - you provide the love! It's a wonderful and rewarding way to help our furry friends in need.

Heavenly Creatures relies on foster care in order to rescue ANY AND ALL of our animals. More foster homes means more homeless animals can be saved.

Please call 739-0077 for more details.




RECYCLING TO THE RESCUE

By responsibly disposing of your trash, you can help both the environment and homeless animals!


To donate to Heavenly Creatures, drop your recyclables to any Evergreen or Scotia Recycling depot and tell them to donate your refund to Heavenly Creatures' account!


It’s an easy but meaningful way to help our furry friends in need.


Why not set up a recycling drive at your workplace? Each bottle or can and each dime and quarter add up!

Click on a logo below for a list of locations and hours of operation!

 



The United Way
Donor Choice Program


Start a United Way program at your office or workplace and you can direct your contributions to Heavenly Creatures.

It’s called The United Way Donor Choice Program.

All you need to start is our name and registered charity number:

Heavenly Creatures Inc.

# 8655 53655 RR0001



CHANGE CAN SAVE LIVES!

Are you a store owner or employee in St. Johns, Mt. Pearl, C.B.S. or surrounding areas?
Heavenly Creatures donation box
Heavenly Creatures is looking for stores in which we can place our donation coin boxes. If you know of a business that will allow us to put a donation box on their counter, please let us know. Call 739-0077.




ADOPTION SPOTLIGHT

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Can't Adopt, But Want to Help?

Sponsor a homeless animal by pledging a monthly contribution to cover their food, supplies and veterinary bills.

For less than the price of your weekly coffee, you can save a life and help us find a loving adoptive home.

Earn Your Wings Today! 
SILVER  $9.99/mth
GOLD  $19.99/mth
PLATINUM $29.99/mth
HEAVENLY HALO  $49.99/mth

Your generosity will give one of our creatures a new lease on life! Click here for program details.


WHY DONATE?



The average donation is $25, which is a pretty affordable amount.

When just eight people make that average $25 donation, we can pay to neuter a male cat.  When twelve people make it, we can spay a female cat.

It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of homeless cats and kittens freezing and starving on the streets of our province.

Help us cut down on the suffering by getting to the root of the problem.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!






Our Heavenly Bargains thrift store is located at 3-7 Cashin Avenue; we're in a strip mall that is on the corner of Cashin Ave., and Mundy Pond Rd - we're in the same building as Aquarium 101, Centre City Pharmacy and Big Al's.

The store phone number is 739-8755.

Come get a glimpse of our store, check out the bargains, and have a chat with fellow animal lovers!

Thrift Store Hours


Monday: 12-6 p.m.

Tuesday: 12-6 p.m.

Wednesday: 12-4 p.m.

Thursday: 12-4 p.m.

Friday: 12 to 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Donation Drop-Off

Do you have some used items you can donate to our thrift store?

Our thrift store is powered by kindness! It's staffed completely by volunteers, and runs on donations of used items from kind people.

We accept clothing (excepting infants' clothing), books, DVDs, knickknacks, pet items, purses, shoes, kitchenware - everything but furniture and older electronics (e.g. vcrs, old computer monitors, old tvs).

Donations can be dropped off during thrift store hours.



 

SUCCESS STORY: SAPPER AKA LUCKY


Does anyone remember Lucky, an emergency rescue from October?
 
While animal rescue is sometimes emotionally challenging work, when we receive updates like Lucky's, it makes it all worthwhile.

Lucky came to us the second week in October; he was a sick kitty who had been found in the parking lot of a grocery store.

Like many homeless kittens who find themselves on the street trying to survive (either because they've been born there, or have been abandoned by their owners), Lucky was in hard shape.

Lucky would not likely have made it to adulthood on his own. He was covered in lice, was starving, and had a very bad eye.

HC got him to a vet, and then advertised for a foster home for him.

On Oct. 11th, a couple of days after his rescue), Lucky went to live with a woman who agreed to foster him for us.

A little over a month has passed, and what a difference time and TLC make!

Now renamed Sapper, this little guy has gotten much healthier in the last month, and has grown like a weed!

The best news of all is that his foster mom has decided that she has to become his purrmanant mom - she has realized that she can't let him go.

Lucky/Sapper is living proof of why spaying and neutering is so important, why foster parents are angels, and also why animal-rescue groups such as ours are desperately needed in our community.

Sapper is one of the lucky ones (no pun intended), but too many homeless kittens don't get their happy endings.

Please get you cats fixed, and if you have ever thought about fostering or donating, there is no time like the present!

If you are interested in fostering a homeless kitten or cat, please e-mail us at info@heavenlycreatures.ca

If you are interested in donating, please see  www.heavenlycreatures.ca/donate.asp




Last Updated: 12/12/2019


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