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CTV tonight

Posted: November 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Hey all,
Carol should be on CTV tonight at 6pm.
Fingers crossed we don’t get bumped!

Here is the online CTV story


Volunteers please check your email

Posted: July 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Hey all,
There is a fire up stave lake road. It’s not too close to saints but it’s close enough to make us want to have a plan should we need to evacuate the saints animals.

We are hoping this will not be needing but it’s better to be prepared!!!!!

I sent an email to all active volunteers, please try to reply to me (nicole mc) asap.

We are still needing a potential plan of evacuation for the barn guys including transport trailers and a place for them to stay until the fire is under control. Any ideas or if you can help out with transport please email me at

Cheryl and Stef, are you guys around this weekend? if so can you give Carol a shout on her cell?

Again, this is just us trying to be prepared. So far there is no need for us to evacuate but we don’t want to be in a mad scramble shoving 100+ animals in cars.

See SAINTS on CTV National tonight!

Posted: February 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Melanie Nagy from CTV National News came out to saints when we did the Old Faithful Photo Project.
Watch tonight for the story on Pete’s photos and SAINTS!

I will post a link to the video clip as soon as I can.

Erin’s photos of the new guys

Posted: December 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

From our FB account
Last of the intros for awhile, no more room at the inn. Ginger is a 14 year old probable FIV positive cat who was abandoned at a vet clinic. He is missing a lot of his fur from a long term flea infestation. He likely has some other health issues as well, our vets will get him sorted out and on the road to recovery. Mini-me (who will be getting a name change) is a sweet little Chihuahua who was suffering from untreated fleas and worms until cruelty officers seized him. Coby was also a cruelty seizure, he has a very sad past, full of neglect and unfairness. Hopefully for these three sad souls we can make the rest of their lives, be the best of their lives. You can help by sponsoring, (give us a day or two to update the list)
donating, volunteering, and just spreading the word about what we do. Thank you!


new mini-me


Edited to add photos of the other new guys this week:



Codi (not to be confused with Cobi!)




Wow! Talk about a successful bakesale!

Posted: November 29, 2014 at 6:54 am

Here is a message from Laura – bake sale organizer!

The bake sale happened to fall on my birthday and I received the BEST gift ever……the most amazing out pouring of support for SAINTS!

First I would like to acknowledge my employer Scotiabank for their continued commitment to the community and specifically to the charities their employees volunteer with. Also to my fellow employees who care deeply about animals and step up on a busy day to make this happen.

Secondly to all of our amazing bakers consisting of….Saint volunteers, Saint facebook friends, Saint friends & family members, Scotiabank employees & Scotiabank customers. Everything looked amazing and tasted great( this was back room quality control….which was all Ann’s doing 🙂 Thanks for all your help Ann)  Everyone rocked!!

Next is the unbelievable buyers & donators……WOW it was overwhelming. Saints is a very well respected organization in the community and the support showed that.

Last but certainly not least….the SAINTS animals…. all very special, you continue to teach and bless us…..this is for you!!!

Scotiabank/Saints Bake Sale raised an OMG amount of………..$11,700.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



saints updates

Posted: November 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

Carol’s computer is broken (or somehow out of use), so she isn’t able to post or receive emails so please be patient if you are waiting to hear from her. I believe it is getting repaired so stay tuned!

Quick updates from Carol via a very crackly phone conversation:
Moose was in at the vet last week, it went well, but he needs to put on weight before he gets neutered and he mass removed. (I met him last week and he is so lovely and so big!)

Carol has just picked up Agnes from the vets this morning. She did really well with her spay and got her little lump on her foot taken off.

Nacho the adorable FIV guy’s mouth is acting up so he have a vet check
Bijou went in for a check up as well.

Rio had a vet check with Agwest as did Gil and Ellie for their ongoing foot issues.

And the very lucky and very silly Mika got to go out to the cottage with Carol for the day and she absolutely loved it out there. (One day I will convince Carol to use the camera on her phone and you would be able to see some of what I’m describing but for now you will have to use your imagination!)

Lots of vet checks mean lots of vet bills so please remember to bake for the upcoming bakesale next friday or if you’re not a baker, be a baked good eater!!!
I for one am quite excited to eat lots of sugary goods and be able to say it’s for a good cause!

that is all for now!



I tried to take a selfie with moose – it didn’t work very well, his head is too big:

Moose's head

Bake Sale Reminder!

Posted: November 20, 2014 at 11:42 pm

bakers wanted!

Little Jerry is asking for your help with our upcoming Bake Sale, Friday November 28 from 930am-430pm. Scotiabank, 33217 First Avenue, Mission, BC

We need more bakers to make cookies, squares, loaves, tarts, cupcakes and anything else sweet and edible.
The funds we raise at this fundraiser are matched dollar for dollar by the ScotiaBank on First Ave in Mission. Yay ScotiaBank!
Baked goods can be dropped off in Mission ahead of the date, contact for more details or if you’re a baker in Vancouver you can email to arrange a drop off in East Vancouver.
If possible please have your goods ready to go as pre-packaged if possible, Christmas themed decor is a plus!

SAINTS video – Serving the Faithful

Posted: October 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

This is the video that was shown at the fundraiser saturday evening.
If you haven’t seen it before (or even if you have), check it out. It about 18minutes long, but worth every minute.


And as I like to annoy and nag:

maxVote for SAINTS in the Aviva Community Fund for our chance to win funds for our veterinary care. You can vote once a day until October 13 for the first round. Please spread the word!!!! SHARE SHARE SHARE!!

Vote for SAINTS

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Meet Ziggy. Sadly, before he came to SAINTS, euthanasia seemed like his only option. The young miniature donkey has permanent, severe lung damage, likely from suffering untreated pneumonia as a baby, and his owners were no longer willing to look after him.

Fortunately, his life was spared when he found a home at SAINTS. Thanks to the excellent medical care we have been able to provide him, Ziggy – now five years old – has lived far longer than even the veterinarian who first examined him could have imagined.

Not one to be limited by his condition, sweet Ziggy lives his life to the fullest. He has many farm friends – horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and a llama – to keep him company. He enjoys playing soccer with his human friends and amuses us all with his trick of turning the barn lights off and on by himself each night. Given his chronic health concerns, Ziggy will spend the rest of his life, however long that may be, at SAINTS – and we are happy to share it with him.

Vote for SAINTS in the Aviva Community Fund for our chance to win funds for our veterinary care. You can vote once a day until October 13 for the first round. Please spread the word!!!! SHARE SHARE SHARE!!


update on Pepper and the newest addition

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 10:16 pm

When I left SAINTS, Carol was taking a bunch more meds as her back is still quite messed up, leaving her quite lame and not able to get around well.
We got about 50mls of a canned food slurry into Pepper, he took it way better than I thought he would. He’s hanging out in the laundry area. We gave him his antinausea injection as well as his pain injection. Hopefully he will make some progress over the weekend.

I picked up Teek from Airco this afternoon. When I pulled up to the building I could hear her yelling from inside. A little bit of me wanted to quickly run away as I wasn’t look forward to the hour long drive out to SAINTS with a shriekly little dog beside me. The guys at Airco are so great. They were giving her head scratches, trying to soothe her. Once she was out of the crate and in my car, she was a much quieter and lovely girl. She’s around 10 years old and like most SAINTS animals, she leaks. We ate oreos on the way out, she approves of my healthy eating habits.


If anyone watched Battle for Endor, the Ewok movie, you will get the reference. I showed Carol this picture:

Surprisingly she still okayed going with the name Teek for her.
Welcome little one!

Reminder – only one week left to buy your tickets to the fundraising gala!!! Email Sheila at to purchase yours!!