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Sponsor A Pet

Would you like to help an animal but don’t have the room to adopt another one? Or maybe you have a particular dog or cat you’ve seen on the site that you would like to help? Why not sponsor a pet at the Bathurst Animal Shelter! You can help provide for that animal’s spay/neuter and increase that animal’s adoptability. Sponsoring for $100, for example, will help feed and maintain a cat or a small size dog for 3 months, or a large dog for 2 months.

Maybe your workplace would like to sponsor a few animals. A picture of the animal chosen will be given to the sponsor with the details of the animal and a follow up letter when the animal is adopted. Great idea for birthday or Christmas gift for that person who has everything! No amount is too small to help.

Call the shelter at 506 548 8537 for more details.

I Would Have Died That Day If Not For You

I would have died that day if not for you. I would have given up on life if not for your kind eyes. I would have used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands. I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn’t matted skin that isn’t flea bitten good food and enough of it beds to sleep on someone to love me to show me I deserve love just because I exist. Your kind eyes, your loving smile, and your gentle hands, your big heart saved me… You saved me from the terror of the pound, soothing away the memories of my old life. You have taught me what it means to be loved. I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me. I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair Why you do it, When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes. You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter. Make just a little more room…to save one more like me. I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes In the best way I know how Reminding you why you go on trying. I am the reason. The dogs before me are the reason as are the ones who come after. Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given, we would die if not for you.

A Prayer for the Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends, the animals,
especially for those who are suffering:
for any that are lost or deserted
or frightened or hungry.
We entreat for them all
Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them,
we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves,
to be true friends to the animals
and so to share
the blessings.