The Keri Chase Foundation
For Animal Welfare
Care and Help of Animal Safety Everyday
(A registered Canadian Charity)
Foundation Awards $10,000.00 in Donations to Seven Local Animal Welfare Organizations
On September 12, 2009 at 12 noon at Wal-Mart, Mr. Carl Chase, President and Trustee of The Keri Chase Foundation is pleased to award $10,000.00 to:
Five local registered animal welfare charities:
Two local non-registered animal welfare organizations:
The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society and PAWS have maintained spay and neutering programs to reduce the number of unwanted pets and ultimately the pain and suffering those pets will meet. These organizations spay and neuter as many animals as possible but unfortunately due to the lack of funds, cannot get them all done. This contribution will enable them to expand their program and provide the new pet owners a small rebate once their animal has been spayed or neutered.
The Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association maintains a herd of horses and provides therapeutic riding opportunities to physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Our contribution is to assist in the care of the horses.
Flight of Fancy rescues, cares for, and finds new homes for abandoned exotic birds.
Hoofer’s Haven and Local Dog Rescue – Troy Way rescue abandoned and abused animals.
Since its inception, with this donation, the Foundation has donated over $39,000 to local animal support organizations and has a reserve of approximately $100,000 towards a future projects to relieve animal suffering. The Foundation’s goals since inception was to donate annually or bi-annually about 1/3 of its fund raising and retain 2/3 of the fundraising to create a long term investment, the income from which will be used to support animal welfare organizations and to keep the memory of Keri Chase alive.
Pictures of the Days Events
The Cheque Presentation
Carl Chase (President and Trustee) presents cheque to Dagmar Cieslik of The Thunder Bay & District Humane Society
Carl Chase (President and Trustee) presents cheque to Maureen Downey of The Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association
Carl Chase (President and Trustee) presents cheque to Valerie Mackett of New Hope RESQ - Emma Fauset (left) and Judy Mackie (right) look on with Karma, Bella and Hope, pet benefactors
Carl Chase (President and Trustee) presents cheque to Jane Peloguin of Flight of Fancy Exotic Bird Sanctuary
Carl Chase (President and Trustee) presents cheque to Ilona Osborne of Hoofer's Haven
The group of recipients along with Bridney Prout, CKPR Street Team (a major sponsor)
An appreciative benefactor
P.A.W.S. and Local Dog Rescue - Troy Way were not in attendance to accept their cheques