The Keri Chase Foundation
For Animal Welfare
Care and Help of Animal Safety Everyday
(A registered Canadian Charity)
FUND RAISING & SALES
December 16, 2010 - 2:00 PM sharp
City Hall Lobby – Thunder Bay Ontario
Christmas is coming a little early for animals in need in Thunder Bay.
Mr. Ken Boshcoff, as a Trustee of The Keri Chase Foundation is pleased to award $10,000.00 to seven local animal welfare charities (The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society - $3,000, New Hope Dog Resq - $2,000, North Superior People Animal Welfare and Safety Inc. [PAWS] - $1,000, Flight of Fancy Exotic Bird Sanctuary - $1,000, Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association- $1,000, Kitty Kare - $500, Hoofer’s Haven - $500, Northern Lights Dog Rescue - $500 and Local Dog Rescue $500) for use in their support programs to assist animals and relieve animal suffering. Many of the organizations support a spay and neutering program which will make it more affordable for loving families to adopt these abandoned pets. The funds were mainly raised over the past year through a mail out appeal campaign, our annual Superior Pets Calendars, a fund raising social and the sale of merchandise.
The Foundation is a registered Charitable Foundation and was formed on February 21, 2002 in memory of Keri Coleen Chase, who died in a tragic auto accident on November 24, 2001. Keri was born in Thunder Bay and through her short life of 42 years was forever salvaging injured and stray animals and birds of every description and either finding them homes, or returning them to the wild from which they came. At the age of 14, she had her first colt to save and since then, it has been a steady stream of animals that needed her, and her undemanding love. Her love of animals has been an inspiration to everyone that knew her.
Since its inception, with this donation, the Foundation has donated over $49,000 to local animal support organizations and has a reserve of approximately $100,000 towards a future major project to relieve animal suffering.