Category: “Volunteer Blog”

Incredibly Important to the longevity of SAINTS

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

SAINTS survey for volunteers

It is important that as many volunteers as possible fill out the survey. It is anonymous. We need as many voices as possible to help us shape SAINTS future. Your input will directly shape the path SAINTS will take to carve out a succession plan. Just click on the link and answer the questions and then click complete.


Bunny LOVE

Posted: October 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

Submitted by volunteer Dawn


Squish hits the jackpot

Posted: September 5, 2016 at 10:55 am

submitted by SAINTS staff member Erinimage

In August 2015 Squishtopher found herself homeless. Her person had passed away, she had nowhere else to go, until SAINTS agreed to take her in. She had a mouthful of rotten teeth, needed thyroid medication, and pain control for her arthritis. Feeling much better, Squish lived at the sanctuary until yesterday, when she finally moved into her forever home, with me and my family 🙂
Welcome home Squish!

W4W tickets are selling faster than normal

Posted: August 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

w4w10_1we are far from being sold out but I usually don’t sell 50 tickets this fast. If you are planning on coming please email me and I will put tickets aside for you. You pay online, by check or at the event.


So many Souls

Posted: July 29, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Submitted by volunteer Alyson


So Many Souls

Yard sale

Posted: June 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Submitted by volunteer Helga.


The final figures aren’t in yet but the yard sale went pretty good. I want to give heartfelt thanks to Ann C., Penny, Priscilla, Emma and to my neighbour Laura without whose help this would not have been possible. Also major thanks to all the generous donors of items for the sale.

Gifts for Addy

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Submitted by staff member Erin

I don’t know who you are but I want to say thank you! We met at the pub night fundraiser at the end of April, where we were both bidding on a basket of cat goodies. I told you all I was interested in were the little mice, I said that Addy would love them. You won the silent auction basket and sometime this past Sunday you dropped off the little mice from the basket at SAINTS, for Addy. So, from both Addy and I….THANK YOU! How incredibly thoughtful.

For those that may not be aware, Addy has her own facebook page


From Erin



Warm welcome.

Posted: June 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Submitted by volunteer Tammy

I took this picture this morning, Sunday June 19. Coby went out for a morning pee and got the undivided attention of the brat pack.
Coby pretty much told them what he thinks of them.image

Yard sale cancelled

Posted: June 11, 2016 at 7:25 am

Yard Sale cancelled for June 11. Will re-schedule after Open House. I will just put out a few items today but the weather is just too iffy to haul out everything.


To Shelagh

Posted: June 9, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Submitted by staff member Erin

Today sucked balls. But it could’ve been worse.
To Shelagh.
I want to tell you how much you are appreciated. I want you to know that we notice the things you say are “little” and “not important”. All things done by someone, for someone else, are important. When SAINTS needs something, you are there to do it. You are always one of the first to volunteer to do things, no matter what it is that needs to be done. You do tons of open house duties year after year, and the hard stuff, the shit nobody wants to do. You always lend a hand anywhere and everywhere, and yesterday and today Renee and I would have really been screwed if not for your help. Yesterday the house was short staffed and today we had multiple vet runs and very simply we would not have got our work done without your help. You make shitty days like today not so bad, not so rushed, giving us more time to concentrate on other things. For days now you’ve been deep cleaning and painting in the house. You do all our yard maintenance, mowing, gardening, keeping the memorial garden looking great, buying all the animals special food at the best prices you can find, taking the recycling, transferring animals. We notice. We appreciate it. Maybe some of these things are small, but all these things matter and we really want to say…
THANK YOU Shelagh!