Looking for some great gifts for Christmas? Come join us at our annual Christmas Bazzar at the Village Green Centre in Vernon from November 26th to 30th. All proceeds go directly to the Okanagan Humane Society. We will have a wide variety of items including gift wear, jewelry, antiques and collectables, 2017 OHS calendars and more!
The Okanagan Humane Society is pleased to announce the official winners of our 2016 Raffle:
1st. $1000.00 Cash Kendra Honce, Kelowna
2nd Limited Edition “Chocolate Milk” by Alex Fong Dianne Pilloud, Kelowna
3rd Beautiful Hand Made Quilt Betty Boender, Vernon
4th Buckerfields $300 Gift Card Ed Chorney, Kelowna
5th Spay or Neuter Sheri Goosen. Armstrong
We would like to send out a BIG furry Thank you to all who donated the lovely prizes, ticket sellers and of course all ticket purchasers. Due to your generosity we
THANK YOU for your support
The Okanagan Humane Society is seeking foster homes for cats in Vernon, Lake Country and Kelowna areas. The cats vary in age; from adults to some tiny bottle feeders.
If you would like to help, please contact Lorna North at 250-548-3722.
Want to learn how you can get involved with the Okanagan Humane Society? Now’s your chance! On Monday May 16th, the OHS will be hosting its annual general meeting and is welcoming both members and non members to attend.
The AGM starts at 7:00 pm and will be held at the District of Lake Country Municipal Offices in Winfield, BC.
If you are unable to attend or would like more information, you can contact us.
Louvain Schon 250-548-9293
Lorna North 250-548-3722
Moira Day 250-548-3355
Members note: All nominations for the Board of Directors must be submitted 30 days prior to the AGM.
Buy a raffle ticket for your chance to win a prize for a good cause! The Okanagan Humane Society is hosting it’s annual raffle.
- 1,000 cash
- Limited edition “Chocolate Milk” by Alex Fong
- Beautiful large handmade quilt
- $300 gift certificate from Buckerfields
- Spay or neuter for your pet
Raffle tickets are $5.00 each available at most veterinarian clinics and various retail outlets.
The draw will take place at Oyama Fun Days on June 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Oyama Community Hall, 15710 Oyama Road.
Dear Members and Friends:
We all know the older you get the faster the time goes by. 2015 seems to be passing by even faster!
We are busy preparing for our major fundraisers. Our calendars are on sale – still only $5 each. Please help us continue our very worthwhile spay/neuter program by attending one or more of our fundraising events. There is something for everyone. We can help you shop for Christmas. A PET PHOTO with Santa makes for a great gift!
Most animal groups are working harder than ever by tackling feral cat colonies. You would be amazed how many of these cats and kittens have been placed in homes. It takes time, energy and compassion. There are few greater pleasures among animal lovers than to gain the trust of a feral cat.
We are continuing our regular program of assisting financially in the spaying and neutering of cats and dogs belonging to people who cannot afford the full cost.
We are failing in getting the message to many people to be responsible pet owners. Not enough pets are being altered in order to stop the pet overpopulation problem.
Much praise and appreciation goes to the veterinarians and their support staff for all their help in enabling us to continue this program. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, businesses and individuals who donate prizes for raffles and silent auctions.
Our thanks and appreciation also go to:
- Everyone who helped make our Spring Benefit Concert and Silent Auction such a great success.
- Vernon Book Volunteers Society
- Hazel’s May Garage Sale which was very successful
- Nature’s Fare, Central Okanagan Regional District, Jane Pedlow, Susan Wort of Fashion Foundations,
- Provincial Employees Community Services Fund and Shoreline Construction.
- Special Thanks to Bosley’s, Buckerfleld’s, PetSmart and Total Pet for allowing us to showcase cats and kittens in their pet stores. We find good homes faster because of this great opportunity.
Our society is most grateful for all the help and kindness so many people provide.
Enjoy as many festivities and activities as you can!
The Okanagan Humane Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 raffle. The draw date was June 7, 2015, 2:00pm at the Oyama Community Hall.
1st Prize: $1,000 cash – donated by OHS Members
2nd Prize: Framed Print, Grey Owl – donated by Lorna North
3rd Prize: Large Dog-themed Quilt – donated by Sue Frank
4th Prize: Play Golf Kelowna Pass
Shirley Ann Breen
5th Prize: Gift Certificate for Will – donated by Tom Anderson, Notary Group Kelowna
6th Prize: Spay or Neuter for your Pet
Thank you again for your ongoing support.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAROLINE SPRONK who passed away recently. She loved animals!
Dear Members and Friends:
Spring is so welcoming even though we experienced a mild winter. It’s wonderful to hear the birds singing, many trees are starting to bloom once again and everything looking fresh, as if for the first time.
Animals have also noticed spring. So many cats are pregnant and some have already given birth. At this time of year we keep wondering where all these kittens will go and will the mother cats who were pushed out of places when they came into heat, find forever homes?
Our society is here to help people who cannot afford the full cost of spaying or neutering their pets. Please don’t let your pets continue having litters, help is available. We are also heavily involved in a huge problem up and down the valley. This problem is feral cats in and out of cat colonies. We knew there was a large number but had no idea just how bad the situation is. Will you help us by assisting in fundraising, fostering, trapping or humane education?
We need more volunteers – selling raffle tickets or attending one or more of our fundraisers.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to the generous businesses and hardworking people who support us.
Gloria Helgerson, Karen Merwin, Jan Bigelow and Barbara Butter through the “Dollars for Doers” TELUS
Loretta Marquis for her most generous donations.
Buckerfield’s Photos with Santa.
Shuswap Veterinary Clinic for their Christmas donation from doctors and staff.
Total Pet Fundraiser.
Judy White and Jane Pedlow for their hard work making catnip pet mice.
Shirley Ritchie and friend for putting on a Bridge tournament last January.
Central Valley Veterinary Hospital for photos with Santa, auction and pet nail trims.
Pawsitive Veterinary Care for their raffle.
Nature’s Fare continues to send us cheques for receipts we turn in.
Helena for all the time spent trapping cats under very difficult conditions and finding places where they
can live out their lives in safety.
To the many people who have not been mentioned but put their hearts into helping and saving animals.
One special thanks go to the Veterinarians and their staff who have tirelessly helped the cats and dogs
and our society in so many wonderful ways!