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

Jeremy Bentham, English Philosopher


Our cupboards are really starting to get bare again!

When: Dec. 13th to Dec. 23, 2013

Where: Heavenly Creatures' Office, 3-7 Cashin Avenue, St. John's (we're in a grey strip mall like building that borders on Mundy Pond Road - the entrance to our parking lot is on Mundy).

Hours: During the weekdays of the drive we'll be at our office from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. During the weekends of Dec. 13-14th, and 20th-21st, we'll be there from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

We are rapidly running out of cat litter, we have almost no dry food (cat or dog) left, and we don't have much wet cat food remaining besides Friskies - we're almost out of every other brand, and not all the kitties will eat Friskies. We barely have any litter boxes, or sratching posts left, and hardly any wet dog food.

We rely heavily on the food and money that is donated this time of year to get us through the winter months. Please make a donation of money or pet supplies to help us help them - we can't do it without YOU!

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 a "Second Chance Box" for a homeless animal.

What is a Second Chance Box? It's a starter kit/care package for a homeless animal. Every time we send an animal to a foster home we send them with a box of supplies. They need us to provide them with supplies, including 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.

For a cat or kitten, that means a litter box, a scratching post, box of litter, litter scoop, a toy, and food, and collar. Total: Approx. $50-$75 depending on where the supplies are purchased/how much is in the box.

For a dog or puppy, that means a bag of food, dishes, chew things, a sturdy collar, a long leash, and a toy. Total: $75-$100 depending on where the supplies are purchased/how much is in the box.

Food Drive Donation:
If you can't afford to fill a box, please spare what you can - even one item is a HUGE help! Here is a list of what we need for the animals:

1. Financial donations with which to pay vet bills. Donations can be dropped off in person at our office, or can be made on one of our vet accounts:

Sunrise Animal Hospital (222 Park Avenue, 368-7981),
St. John's Veterinary Hospital (335 Freshwater Road, 722-7766).
Avalon Animal Hospital (556 Logy Bay Rd., 754-1750)

* Just explain that you would like to make a donation to Heavenly Creatures' account. If you need a tax receipt for your donation, please e-mail us your mailing address, date of your donation, and donation amount.

To donate online:

E-Transfers can be sent to info@heavenlycreatures.ca (if you need a tax receipt, please send your mailing address with your transfer).

Paypal: www.heavenlycreatures.ca/donate.asp <--- There is a Paypal button in that section of our website, or you can use the Paypal button above.

Cheques: P.O. Box 882, Station C, 354 Water Street, St. John's, A1C 1C0

2. Gift cards for stores at which we can buy pet supplies (Pet Planet, PetSmart, Pet City, and Pets Unlimited, Walmart, grocery stores, and Canadian Tire).

3. Wet cat food (Any brand besides Special Kitty, No Name, or Iams - we use Friskies, Whiskas, President's Choice, Fancy Feast, and Meow Mix cups).

4. Scoopable cat litter (Any brand as long as it's scoopable).

5. Cat carriers. Any size and brand.

6. Scratching posts (cardboard scratching posts can be purchased at Pets Unlimited, Walmart, and grocery stores for less than $10).

7. Dry cat food (any brands besides Special Kitty and No Name).

8. Wet and dry dog food (We prefer to use Kirkland dry when possible).

9. Cat collars (the safety kind - the type that stretches or has a clasp that releases if caught on something).

10. Sturdy dog collars and long leashes.


If you love Facebook, join Heavenly Creatures' Facebook Group! It's an easy way to learn how you can help our homeless animals.

Post pictures, videos and stories about pets you've adopted from Heavenly Creatures, and network with other like-minded folks! 

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


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.


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

Julie Now:

Julie Before Being Rescued:

 How about The Gift Of Life!

*** The top pictures were taken of Julie the day we rescued her in April of 2014 from her very sad life of 12 long years on a chain.

Julie's Story

Julie, a senior Terrier cross, didn't know what it was like to receive proper care and kindness until a few short months ago.

Julie was in a sorry state of neglect when we met her in April.

As you can see, a lot of her hair had fallen out, and what was left was badly matted - poor Julie could barely see or wag her tail owing to the matts, and her nails were terribly overgrown.

When one of Julie's front legs was broken, she received no medical care. As a result, that leg healed improperly, and she is very crippled on it. Between her bad leg, her nails, and the chain around her neck, Julie couldn't move very fast or far:

Prior to her previous owner signing her over to us, Julie spent the first twelve years of her life tied to a dog house 24/7. She spent no time indoors with her "family."

There were no cuddles on the couch, no car rides, no trips to the park- nothing but endless days and lonely nights.

Her owner said he couldn't bring her in the house because  . . "she'll chew stuff up." Julie, a living creature, mattered less than stuff for her entire first twelve years.

These days Julie looks and feels like a different dog. All her hair has grown back, and she is warm and cozy in her long-term foster home where she will stay for whatever time she has left.

No more cold, and loneliness for Julie. She has the company of other dogs, bones, soft beds, good food, vet care, and a new tag.

What does her tag say? It says 'I Matter" because she finally does.

 Help Us Give Animals Like Julie 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?

We'll send the person of your choice a personalized Christmas Card confirming your donation to Heavenly Creatures on their behalf, while you will receive a tax receipt.

You can make the donation through the Gift of Life PayPal button above, or through E-mail Money Transfer: info@heavenlycreatures.ca

Cheques: P.O. Box 882, Station C, 354 Water St., St. John's, A1C 1C0.

You can also donate through our office: 3-7 Cashin Avenue. We're open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evenings, and noon to five on Saturdays.

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.


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!



Christmas Pet Food and Donation Drive





Found orange cat with white markings on Bells Turn



Heavenly Creatures'
Christmas Joy Draw


Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5
Draw date is Dec. 22nd, 2014; 7000 tickets printed

1st Prize: $500 worth of GAS from the store of your choice.
2nd Prize: $400 worth of GROCERIES from the store of your choice.
3rd Prize:  $300 suprise basket full of goodies for you and your pet

Tickets can be picked up from our office (3-7 Cashin Avenue; we're in a small, grey strip mall that is on the corner of Cashin and Mayor - the entrance is on Mundy - and we're directly next to a new tropical fish store called Aquarium 101).

Our office is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tickets can also be delivered. If you can help our homeless animals by selling some tickets, but need them delivered, please call us at 739-0077, or e-mail info@heavenlycreatures.ca


You can buy tickets via Paypal below, and we'll e-mail you your numbers before the draw.

How many tickets would you like?



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


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

Can't adopt but still want to help? Why not foster a cat or dog?

Heavenly Creatures is desperately trying to save a number of homeless kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs 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.

Last Updated: 12/19/2014

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