The recent floods in southern Alberta devastated homes and forced widespread evacuations. And perhaps no community was harder hit than High River, just south of Calgary.
While the 13,000 residents of High River were forced out, many hundreds of pets were stranded, because of the speed at which the flood waters hit. But the Heaven Can Wait animal shelter located a few kilometres outside High River, is on the job and is assisting with animal rescue efforts. There are hundreds of animals being rescued, rehabilitated and sheltered, and volunteers are working at maximum capacity to reunite the four-legged or winged evacuees with their owners and provide a safe haven.
Here in Cranbrook, the situation in High River is very much on the minds of the BC SPCA and local gardening business Top Crop. The two are joining forces to raise money to help Heaven Can Wait, and to help the animals impacted in the flood-ravaged community.
On Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a fundraiser, the East Kootenay BC SPCA Barbeque and Bake Sale, located in the parking lot of Top Crop, Farm & Pet on the strip in Cranbrook. All monies raised benefit the Heaven Can Wait animal shelter.
The BC SPCA is known for its famous burgers and hot dogs accompanied with caramelized onions and all the fixings. There will be a wide array of baked goodies for sale, such as cake, cookies and bread.
“If anyone is able to assist us with a donation of monies, baking or just volunteering your time to help us help the community of High River to be able to rebuild and provide safety and security for the animals in need, it would certainly be welcomed,” the SPCA said in a press release.