On April 3, 2019, Alberta's animal welfare community earned just one more piece of recognition for a job well done.
To our rescue heroes:
One year ago, three women created a not-for-profit with big goals to become a shoulder to lean on when our rescue heroes are unable to shoulder the weight they carry. We aim to offer reprieve through support and resources, and to become a connecting piece that helps make rescue work even just a little bit easier in the future.
What happened in our first year?
As we celebrate our first birthday, we reflect on some of the great things we have accomplished. We established a relationship we hope to continue in the future with Calican Rescue. We have worked to identify four more charitable rescues to collaborate with in the upcoming year as well.
We have also expanded our team. We are so happy to introduce Madi, our Social Media Coordinator to Help a Buddy Fund's supporters. She is an absolute animal lover and brings such positive energy to our small, but mighty, team. Madi has a skill for engaging with our audience and you can be sure to interact with her as the new voice of the Fund.
What can you look forward to?
You can expect to see Help a Buddy Fund engaging with the public more often as we plan some further collaborations and event attendance.
So far, we are scheduled to attend Muttstock on July 4, 2020. Muttstock is a music and dog festival dedicated to raising community awareness for animal rescue and supporting the many rescues in Alberta! Their purpose aligns perfectly with Help a Buddy's, and we are so excited for the opportunity to join this event as a supporter of all things rescue!
This is a free festival to attend, with attendees encouraged to bring a cat or dog food donation for the Boyle Street Pet Food bank. Activities include family and dog friendly activities: vendors, demonstrations, and information from all over the Edmonton area. Some funding will be raised at the festival for participating animal rescue groups.
Keep your eyes peeled for further events that we will attend in hopes to help bolster the much-needed resources in the animal welfare community.