A heart of gold.

Sofie Hudson, (a gr. 9 student), turned 15 on April 24th. She had her bday party on the Saturday April 25th . In lieu of presents she asked for donations for New Hope Animal Rescue. She raised $160 dollars. She was visiting NHAR on Monday April 27th when she surprised us with her donation. Sitting with her is her mother, Kendra Platt, who is also volunteering.They are socializers on Monday evenings. Pictured right is Gail Ritchie, one of the founding members of New Hope Animal Rescue.

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Did you know?

Scientists studying the Antarctica's marine life received some worry news this month: China plans to increase fishing for Antarctic krill - small crustaceans that are a critical food for the continent's penguins, whales, and other creatures. Something as small as a krill fish is important in providing balance to the ocean's ecosystem. It is something to consider in your day-to-day purchases.  

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Feral cats and stray cats

It's been rather busy with people borrowing our live traps to catch feral cats and bring them to us to be neutered/spayed/vaccinated/ear tipped. For those of you that aren't sure what the difference is between a feral cat and a stray cat, have a read below. What are feral cats? Feral cats are cats who are not owned and are not sufficiently socialized to humans to be candidates for adoption. Feral cats are the end result of owned pets who were not spayed or neutered, and then escaped or were allowed to roam. Feral cats can cause neighbourhood problems as they forage for ...

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Superstition, prejudice, bringer of good or bad luck?

We've recently had a streak of black cats finding us at the New Hope shelter. In my time at New Hope, I've come to find black cats are the friendliest and truly seem to love people. I found this little write up in good ol' Wikipedia and I thought it was interesting how everyone in the world looks at black cats so differently. Have a read below if you like. If you think you'd like to meet some our black cats and find out for yourself.  Finnigan, Gustaf, and Dusty would love to meet you. The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. The Scots be...

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