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

Jeremy Bentham, English Philosopher
[1748-1832]


THE GIFT OF LIFE

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




Peanut is VERY lucky to still be alive.

Just a couple of short months ago, Peanut was a homeless kitten who had been living on the streets of Mobile with his mom. Tragically, he was orphaned when his mom got hit and killed by a car. As if that wasn't awful enough, Peanut then came close to dying himself not once but twice.

Peanut only survived after his mom's death because of a kind woman who was putting out food for him. However, he still had no shelter, so on September 30th, 2016, the little orphan crawled up inside her car for warmth.

Not knowing he was huddled  there, someone got into her car and started the engine...poor little Peanut was no doubt struck with blinding pain as one of his back legs and his tail were quickly torn to pieces.

Peanut was rushed to a vet hospital him, but as there was no owner to pay for care he was about to be euthanized. Thankfully, we received a call from one of the vet hospital staff members asking if we could save him.

Peanut needed thousands of dollars worth of emergency surgery to save his life - it was crucial that his bad back leg and his tail amputated before infection set in.

Peanut had his surgery and has since been adopted by his foster family. He has a new name - Henry - and a mom and dad to love him for the rest of his days.

Peanut Now:

Safe and loved!




 How about The Gift Of Life?

 
Help Us Give Animals Like Peanut 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 and you will receive a tax receipt.

You can make the donation through the Gift of Life PayPal button on the front page of our website, or through e-mail transfer: info@heavenlycreatures.ca

**Please don't forget to send a separate e-mail with the transfer password, the name and mailing address of the person who should receive the card as well as your mailing address and full name (including your middle initial) for your tax receipt.


 BATHBOMB FUNDRAISER!

                                                          

Heavenly Creatures has partnered with awesome local company St. John's Soap Works to have our supporters smelling wonderfully and helping strays at the same time!

We'll be taking orders for their wicked locally-made bathbombs between tonight and sometime in early December (date to be announced soon) and Heavenly Creatures will receive half of all the proceeds! How cool is that?

The bathbombs are $3 each (two for $6) and you can choose from the following delicious scents: blueberry, sweet orange, lavender, grape, strawberry, blue raspberry, peaches and cream, coconut, watermelon, juicy pear and mango.

They make great stocking stuffers for others and wonderful treats for your hardworking animal-loving self :)

The bathbombs will be available for pick-up sometime between the 18th-22nd of December - we will contact everyone once they're ready.

HOW TO ORDER YOUR BATHBOMBS

To order your bathbombs, send your order and e-transfer to HC volunteer Lesley at bathbombfundraiser@outlook.com (the password to use for the e-transfers is bathbombs) or you can pay through Paypal below.
Purchase Bathbombs:


HEAVENLY CREATURES' OFFICE




Do you have a donation, volunteer application, or adoption application to get to us?

Drop by our office, 3-7 Cashin Avenue (we're on the corner of Mundy Pond Rd and we're in the same building as Big Al's and Aquarium 101).

We're open from noon to five p.m. on Saturdays, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesdays.

Please note that this is just an office location, and not a shelter location - if you are looking to view animals for adoption, please leave us a message at 739-0077.



RECYCLING TO THE RESCUE

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!

 



CHANGE CAN SAVE LIVES!

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.





CHRISTMAS PET FOOD AND DONATION DRIVE


 
We hope this Christmas you'll help us fill some furry tummies and give second chances!

When: Dec. 10th to Dec. 22nd, 2016

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 drive our office will be open from six p.m. to nine p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to six p.m. Our office is closed on Fridays, but our thrift store - which is located in the same building -  is open from noon to six p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and noon to four p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (as well as ten a.m. to six p.m. on Saturdays) and donations can be dropped off there.


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 or sponsoring - see below - 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:

OUR CHRISTMAS WISHLIST:

1. Financial donations with which to pay vet bills and gift cards which we can use to buy pet supplies (for any grocery store, pet store or department store)

Can't make the food drive but want to help? donate online:

You can use Paypal above or in the donate section of our website or
e-transfers can be sent to info@heavenlycreatures.ca (if you need a tax receipt, please send your mailing address and full name - including your middle initial - with your transfer). Alternatively, cheques can be sent to P.O. Box 882, Station C, 354 Water Street, St. John's, A1C 1C0

2
. Wet cat food (Any brand besides Special Kitty, No Name, or Iams - we use Friskies, Fancy Feast, Meow Mix cups, Our Compliments, President's Choice, and Whiskas).

3. Scoopable cat litter (Any brand as long as it's scoopable), and litter pans.

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

6. Dry cat food (any brand)

7. Wet dog food (any brand)

8. Treats, toys, and cat collars (the collars should be the safety kind - the type that stretches or has a clasp that releases if caught on something).

Thanks in advance for your kindness!


WHY DONATE?



The average donation is $25, which is a pretty affordable amount.

When just eight people make that average $25 donation, we can pay to neuter a male cat.  When twelve people make it, we can spay a female cat.

It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of homeless cats and kittens freezing and starving on the streets of our province.

Help us cut down on the suffering by getting to the root of the problem.

Make a BIG Difference.
Help sponsor a spay or neuter today!



  SEEKING VOLUNTEER TICKET SELLERS


Heavenly Creatures'
Christmas Joy Draw



CHRISTMAS DRAW DETAILS


Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5
Draw date is Dec. 22nd, 2016; 5000 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



T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER



We're finally ready to take orders on these t-shirts, just in time for Christmas! We've got two styles of shirts available:

1. A unisex cotton tee, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Available in sizes S-5XL. Colours available: black, navy, dark heather (grey) and heather sapphire (blue).

2. Ladies V-neck tee, 100% cotton pre-shrunk jersey knit. Tapered fit. Available in sizes S-2XL. Colours available: black, dark heather (grey), heather purple and royal (blue).

Shirt designs: You can pick any size, any colour (listed above) and any design you want! We have three to pick from:

1. You can't buy love buy you can rescue it
2. #proudpetparent
3. Rescued is my favorite breed

All designs will be printed in white (which is why we stuck to the darker t-shirt colours).

PRICE: $25 for one shirt, $45 for two shirts and $60 if you order three!

PAYMENT: Email money transfer to hctshirts2016@gmail.com and use the password “tshirt”. Please include your name, size, colour and which design you would like in the email transfer notes.

Option 2: Paypal (use the email address hcsuccessstories@yahoo.ca) and please note your size, colour and design preference in the notes with your order.

DEADLINE: All orders must be submitted by 7pm on Monday, December 5th.

PICK UP: The shirts should take two weeks so we expect that they will be available to be picked up as of Tuesday December 20th (at the HC office, 3-7 Cashin Avenue).




ADOPTION SPOTLIGHT

Sooty
SOOTY



LOST

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Tippy: MISSING FROM RIVERHEAD!

TIPPY: MISSING FROM RIVERHEAD!


FOUND

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Found NEUTERED cat

FOUND NEUTERED CAT




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.






Our Heavenly Bargains thrift store is located at 3-7 Cashin Avenue (strip mall that is on the corner of Cashin Ave., and Mundy Pond Rd).

Come get a glimpse of our store, check out the bargains, and have a chat with fellow animal lovers!

Thrift Store Hours


Monday: 12 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday: 12-6 p.m.

Wednesday: 12-4 p.m.

Thursday: 12-4 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Donation Drop-Off

Do you have some used items you can donate to our thrift store?

Our thrift store is powered by kindness! It's staffed completely by volunteers, and runs on donations of used items from kind people.

We accept clothing (excepting infants' clothing), books, DVDs, knickknacks, pet items, purses, shoes, kitchenware - everything but furniture and older electronics (e.g. vcrs, old computer monitors, old tvs).

Donations can be dropped off during thrift store hours.



 

SUCCESS STORY: SAPPER AKA LUCKY


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



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




Last Updated: 12/6/2016


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