Halfway into the first month of the year, some folks are still scrambling to find a wall calendar they can hang in their home or office, and the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) can help out with that.
For the second year running, they’ve put together a limited number of LAPS calendars (150 to be exact) that display a series of Furry Tail Endings – pictures and success stories about animals from the shelter that were adopted to forever homes.
There are still a dozen or so calendars left at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter, explained LAPS executive director Sean Baker.
He noted they retail for $20 each, $15 of which goes back to the shelter to “improve the daily lives of all of our furry residents.”
One such former shelter resident, profiled in the 2016 calendar, is Burger.
She was a 10-week-old tabby found in Aldergrove. When she was discovered, she was suffering from a “roaring” infection and one of her eyes was so damaged that it had to be surgically removed.
Well, that was more than two years ago now, and Burger – who was only in the shelter for about a month before she was adopted – is one of animals featured in the calendar.
“People connect with these unique cases, they always find homes. The one-eyed cats, the three-legged dogs…” Baker said. “In Burger’s case, she’s doing really well… She’s thriving, it’s fair to say.”
She was adopted by a Walnut Grove family who came in. They weren’t even looking for a cat, Baker explained.
“They couldn’t resist her… the rest, as they say, is a Furry Tail Ending” the likes of which are featured in the calendar.
Foster folks needed
Every year when the weather starts to warm up outside, LAPS is inundated with kittens.
“Whether that be older kittens, nursing or pregnant moms, or orphan bottle feeders, we see them all,” Baker said.
They have some foster homes that are ready at a moment’s notice to help out, but they are always looking for more volunteers to add to the roster.
Anyone with time and interest in raising some kittens in their home, is invited to apply online at http://www.lapsbc.ca/get-involved/foster/
The next foster parent seminar is being held today, Thursday. Jan. 14.