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Made it!

Posted: June 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Both Phoebe and Kyah made it through their eye surgeries! Whew!

And more super awesome news…

Gus went home with staff member Tabitha today! 

Congratulations! 

Its a high stress week.

Posted: June 19, 2019 at 7:15 am

We lost our sweet cat Boots on Monday. She has been steadily declining in weight and while we knew about her kidney disease we did not know the other problems that showed up during the diagnostic testing we had done. Boots was just beginning to feel crappy, we caught it early but there was nothing left we could do for her. She was quite possibly the loveliest cat, and she passed peacefully. Boots was only with us for a few months, but it was a few months of a happy life, a life worth living. And that’s why we do what we do ♥️ I am very sorry.

Yesterday we accepted an 18 year old cat who lost her home due to litter box issues. She is booked in to the vet already for an exam, bloodwork and urinalysis. We dont care if she pees on the floor, but there could be a medical reason for it. Her name is Murphy-Lee and she is beautiful. 

Fancy has had her bladder stone removal surgery. She is unhappily locked in a pen during the healing period. I told her its for her own good and she will be fine but she still wants out, her sunny seat in the window beckons her 🙂 

We had to make a critical decision yesterday regarding Phoebe. She has many MANY issues, kidney disease, heart disease, pancreatitis, painful glaucoma in her only eye, and now infected anal glands. We have elected to give the enucleation surgery a try, after some shuffling by our vet clinic, they were able to squeeze her in two days earlier than was previously booked, she goes in today. So if your vet ever calls you, a client, and asks if you would mind rescheduling your pets surgery because there is another animal in need of the spot, think of little Phoebe and how hard the staff at Eagle Hill worked to fit her in as soon as they could. Keep her in your thoughts today!

Tomorrow we have another risky surgery. Kyah has to have enucleation surgery too, she also only has the one eye. Kyah has severe heart problems and is NOT a good candidate for surgery. We do not have a choice. The pressure in that eye hurts so bad we have to try to take it out. It is a very real possibility that she wont wake up. Or that her heart craps out immediately after. Renee will be staying with both Phoebe today and Kyah tomorrow until they are completely sedated just in case they do not wake up again. 

This is scary. It sucks. Part of our commitment to these animals is that we will make decisions the best we can, to do what is right by them. We are trying. 

Thank you!

Posted: June 13, 2019 at 6:33 am

THANK YOU! A great big shout out to Julie, Moneca, and all the volunteers that made the plant sale a smashing success…again! 

THANK YOU to all the donors who made the plant sale possible by providing these lovely people with beautiful plants to sell!
SAINTS, Elizabeths Wildlife Center, Fraser Valley Humane Society and Mission Community Foundation will split the proceeds of the plant sale, over $9000! Amazing!

Meet the newest Saints!

Posted: June 11, 2019 at 6:25 am

Cinnamon is a 15 year old beauty whose owner passed away, leaving her with nowhere to go. She is very sweet and friendly! Cinnamon has a few health issues we will need to sort out but she is a real love and we are grateful we had room to take her in. Also transferred from Sarc was Little Hazel. She cant see much, or hear much (if anything), but she too is really nice. Hazel was a bit confused at first but she is settling in now. Hazel is 12 and has multiple health problems as well. Welcome both of you! Thanks Sheila for driving them to Mission to start their new lives as Saints! 

Mikey wins the lottery

Posted: June 2, 2019 at 7:37 pm

Last weekend Roane lost her sweet bun Wicca unexpectedly. Wicca was very loved and will always be missed and right away Roane found her home just wasn’t complete without a rabbit to share it with. Mikey was the lucky one who got chosen, an outgoing, social guy who could handle sharing a home with both cats and dogs.

Roane’s dog Voodoo came and hung out with Mikey last week so they could get used to each other, and Friday after her shift Roane took Mikey home. Mikey is fitting in perfectly. He is home.

Congratulations! 

Happenings

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 7:12 am

When they first arrived, Lisbon and Oslo seemed pretty limited. Not great at flying, even less so at landing, to the point where towels had to plug potential danger areas if they couldnt quite stick the landing. Lisbon has almost full use of her leg now, she grips with all of her toes almost all of the time. This is so awesome for her! Oslo has completely mastered flying and landing. He has totally compensated for his splayed leg and leads a full and complete life. Both these birds just needed a chance.

We have been slowly introducing our northern MP girls (Clover, Vera and Nadia) to the sunroom crew, they all do an evening run to the lower field. It is going well so far, Nova and Hannah love friends, the more the merrier, and with the pond+bark mulch+mud, the messier the better. 

Stella is visiting the MP building, in the hopes that she will move into the office. Its more space for her, but we are not pushing it, just slowly letting her get comfortable before she moves for good. Some of you probably know that Stella is not very fond of me. She actually flat out dislikes me…or does she?

Do you know what Owen and Lenore did for their 43rd wedding anniversary yesterday? They came to SAINTS to do yardwork, getting ready for the open house. Happy anniversary you two, I hope you had a nice dinner afterwards! 

Updates

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm

Where to start? Many things have happened but Frick it’s been busy, apologies!

Sam, the lovely lab x who got adopted and moved to the island with her new people last summer has sadly passed away. Sam had some cancerous masses and some organ troubles, then she was diagnosed with an internal bleed. It was time to let her go. Condolences to Sam’s people, Tricia and Richard.

Rudy had a sore on his tail earlier this week. Could’ve been fly drop maybe, whatever it was it was itchy and he’s now got sores on his bum from trying to rub the itchy spot. We had the vet come out and assess, tomorrow his treatment will begin. Poor guy. 99 problems.

Harry has 99 problems too. He’s back for a visit while Priscilla is on a holiday. Harry has terrible arthritis, he’s in kidney failure and has seizures on top of it all. We are hoping to work out a better med regime so he can feel a bit better for awhile longer. Such a good boy.

All our rabbits got vaccinated against RHVD-2 this past week. Scary, that virus!

Mocha and Molly are both doing well, we love updates!Seriously, how cute are these photos!

 

Plant sale!

Posted: May 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Julie and Moneca go above and beyond every year. They host the annual plant sale, raising much needed funds for SAINTS, Elizabeth’s Wildlife, FVHS and Mission Community Foundation.

We are forever grateful to have such a dedicated backbone of supporters. Thank you Julie and Moneca (and you too Joyce!) for all that you do! There’s still lots of beautiful plants available to buy next weekend. 

A week from today is Mother’s Day, and what a great gift idea it would be to pick something up for her from the plant sale! All, I repeat, ALL the money raised goes to charity. It just doesn’t get better than this!

Meet Pearl the second

Posted: May 3, 2019 at 9:43 pm

I want to give a huge shout out to Steven for fixing the doors on the MP building! Steven, you rock! Thank you!

I don’t know what he did or how he did it, but both these doors look great and they open and close better than they ever have. So awesome!

Has little Pearl been introduced yet? She’s the little sweetie that was waiting out at Chilliwacks CARE center for a spot with us. She’s definitely a skin dog, adorable and friendly as all get out. Shelagh has been going at Open House prep pretty hardcore, we are about six weeks out with plenty to do. This is our showcase weekend. Our chance to show others what we do. And what exactly is that?

Happy animals. Lives not only saved, but worth living. That’s what we do.

We are hiring!

Posted: April 26, 2019 at 7:34 am

Have you been waiting for an opportunity to join our team? Want to make a difference in the world rather than just going to work and collecting a paycheque? If the ad below sounds like you, hit me up at info@saintsrescue.ca!

S.A.I.N.T.S Rescue is looking for a full time person who is passionate about helping senior and
special needs animals. Searching for someone who is kind, gentle, reliable, and enthusiastic.
Must be comfortable with cats, dogs, farm animals, rabbits, and birds. Work will include feeding,
handling, medicating, and cleaning of the animals. Heavy lifting and hard work is a daily part of
this job. Wages are minimum wage until training complete, then $15 hour with medical and
dental benefits. Must have excellent work ethic, be able to work as part of a team and
independently, have a reliable vehicle, and a cellphone. Hours are varied and include shiftwork,
evenings and weekends, Criminal record check required.