Public generosity helps the Humane Society

The Revelstoke and District Humane Society is pretty excited about some of its latest acquisitions like this new stainless steel sink and counter system, Lisa Feuz is posing beside. It might seem a little too mundane for many people to get excited about, but the cash-strapped society, which cares for abandoned and abused pets, has struggled for years on a shoestring budget. Generous grants from the Revelstoke Credit Union ($3,000) and the Community Foundation ($2,200) have helped the society improve its tiny facility on the grounds of the municipal Public Works Department on Victoria Road. David F. Rooney photo
The RDHS relies heavily on the willingness of volunteers like Amelia Brown and her family to help care for the animals at the shelter. The tenderness this young girl and her family show the animals gradually convinces them that not all humans are out to hurt them. David F. Rooney photo
Amelia's mother, Otti talks to one of the cats housed in a new cage system purchased with the grants from the Community Foundation and the Credit Union. "We've fostered 15 kittens in 18 months," Otti said Wednesday. "Our favourites were 10-day-old kittens we had to use eyedroppers to feed." When asked why she and her family are so willing to foster animals in need, Ottit said: "It's selfishness, really. We just love the animals! But it's hard for us to give them up." David F. Rooney photo
Llewanda Halldorson (left), Otti and Lisa pose with Amelia and one of the shelter's cats beside a stainless steel counter system the RDHS also bought with their grants. The society can always use the assistance of people who love animals. Why not join them or attend their Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre on April 18 at 7 pm? You can help make a real difference in the lives of the animals that depend on us. David F. Rooney photo