Thank You!

Thank you !

Thank you !
Staff at the Grimsby Starbucks brought by some much needed donations!

Earlier this week we had a drop off of donations from the staff at starbucks in Grimsby.They brought much needed cat food and toys that are a high priority item here at the shelter! Thank you to everyone for thinking of the animals and helping out ! You guys rock
Thank You !

Thank You !
Happy 16th Birthday Olivia !

Olivia just celebrated her 16th birthday and asked for donations for the animals instead of getting presents for herself ! Thank you so much Olivia , Happy Birthday !
Thank You !

Thank You !
Happy Birthday!

Chloe stopped by with some donations this week for the animals .She asked for donations instead of getting presents for her 8th Birthday. Happy Birthday Chloe , you rock ! Chloe and her family recently adopted Alaska and we are thrilled that it's a perfect match !

Thank you !

Thank you !

This young animal advocate collected donations for the shelter instead of getting presents.

You rock ! Thank you for helping the animals. Happy Birthday !
Thank you !

Thank you !

A big thank you to this great group of kids who collected donations instead of receiving presents. Happy Birthday ! The animals appreciate it and we are very grateful for our young supporters.
Thank You ! Thank You !

Thank You !

A giant NFHS thank you goes out to Calysta who, for her 6th birthday, asked for donations for the cats! Calysta is pictured here with her sister Andrea.

Thank you, Calysta!!
Thank You !

Thank You !

A great, big thank you goes out to Kira and Lily today after they raised $51.00 at their annual street party by selling water and pop!

Thanks girls!!!
Madison rocks!

Madison rocks!
Gifts for the animals

Madison collected gifts for the animals for her fifth birthday instead of gifts for herself!

Thank you Madison, you're amazing!
Thank you ! Keira Thank you ! Keira Thank you ! Keira

Thank you ! Keira
Happy 10th Birthday !

Keira is turning 10 on July 29th and had a early party so all of her friends could attend.

Keira decided that she would collect donations for the Humane Society instead of gifts for herself.

On June 25th Keira had a lazer tag party at Zapzone in Niagara Falls where she collected the donations.


We want to send a big furry thank you to Keira for collecting donations for the animals here at the shelter ! Great job :)
Thank You !

Thank You !

We would like to say thank you to Jayne Douglas who kindly donated a much needed Kuranda bed !

Pictured is Toby on his Kuranda bed which are used everyday by the dogs here at the shelter.
Warm and furry donations!

Warm and furry donations!
Thank you boys and mamas!!

Missy and Nicole have been friends since grade one. They even gave birth on the same day to their beautiful boys!

Robbie and Xavier turned two in January and in lieu of birthday gifts they collected food for our shelter animals.
Happy Birthday Charlotte!!!

Happy Birthday Charlotte!!!

The volunteers, staff, and the kitty cats at the Adoption Centre would like to wish Charlotte Clayton a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Dear Charlotte has, over many years, been donating her time, skills, and supplies to create these wonderful bracelets which, when purchased, go to support all the critters in our care.

Keep up the good work, Charlotte! Your efforts are truly appreciated!
THANK YOU AUDREY!

THANK YOU AUDREY!

The NFHS would like to thank Audrey who donated cat and dog food to the niagara square last night. She raised the money for the donations by selling loom bracelets.
THANK YOU 5TH NIAGARA BROWNIES!

THANK YOU 5TH NIAGARA BROWNIES!

The NFHS would like to thank the 5th Niagara Brownies for visiting the Cat Adoption Centre, spending some time with the kitties, and for their generous donation. What a great group of girls!
Thank you to the Girl Guides of Canada, StevensvilleThank you to the Girl Guides of Canada, StevensvilleThank you to the Girl Guides of Canada, Stevensville

Thank you to the Girl Guides of Canada, Stevensville

The NFHS would like to thank the Girl Guides of Canada, Stevensville's Brownies and Sprites for their time, curiosity, and donations last night at the Cat Adoption Centre.
THANK YOU KEIRA!

THANK YOU KEIRA!

This is four year old Keira who collected things for the animals whenever she and her mom went shopping. What a wonderful, big hearted little girl!
THANK YOU TO HARVEST BLEND PET NUTRITION INC!

THANK YOU TO HARVEST BLEND PET NUTRITION INC!

The NFHS would like to thank Lise Molgat for the generous donation of cat food from Harvest Blend.
THANK YOU TO ST. MARY

THANK YOU TO ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S ELPK CLASS!

The NFHS would like to thank the wonderful kids at St. Mary's Catholic School for welcoming one of our volunteers and a kitten for a school visit. The children also generously donated food, toys, and other goodies for the animals at the shelter.
KAITLIN AND JAYDE

KAITLIN AND JAYDE'S FUNDRAISER FOR THE NFHS !

Despite having their car wash rained out, Kaitlin and Jayde were able to raise an incredible $790 for the shelter as well as dog/cat food, litter, and many other essential items. Awesome job ladies!!!!
THANK YOU TO FORESTVIEW SCHOOLTHANK YOU TO FORESTVIEW SCHOOLTHANK YOU TO FORESTVIEW SCHOOL

THANK YOU TO FORESTVIEW SCHOOL'S A CHILD'S WORLD PROGRAM!

This past summer, the NFHS paid the kids at Forestview a visit each Monday. We'd bring a cat, dog, or bunny and educate the kids about animal welfare and teach them all about our furry friends. It was a real privilege getting to spend time with these wonderful, curious, and passionate children. Look forward to seeing you all again next summer!
THANK YOU STEVENSVILLE EARLY LEARNING AND SCHOOL AGE CLUB!

THANK YOU STEVENSVILLE EARLY LEARNING AND SCHOOL AGE CLUB!

The NFHS would like to thank the Stevensville Early Learning & School Age Club for their hospitality and donation today. Such a great group of kids!

THANK YOU TO NIAGARA REGIONAL HOUSING

THANK YOU TO NIAGARA REGIONAL HOUSING

The NRH recently donated some food, litter, cleaning supplies, Canadian Tire money, and much, much more to the shelter. We are very grateful.
THANK YOU TO GAMMA OMEGA MASTER CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI

THANK YOU TO GAMMA OMEGA MASTER CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI

The NFHS would like to thank Gamma Omega Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for their donation of towels and food for the shelter.
THANK YOU TO MARTHA CULLIMORE!

THANK YOU TO MARTHA CULLIMORE!

The NFHS would like to thank Martha Cullimore Public School for their $200 donation. Way to go!


THANK YOU UPPER CANADA ANIMAL HOSPITAL!

THANK YOU UPPER CANADA ANIMAL HOSPITAL!

The NFHS would like to thank the Upper Canada Animal Hospital staff for raising $360 for us at their nail trimming event. Thank you so much!
THANK YOU VALLEY WAY PUBLIC SCHOOL!

THANK YOU VALLEY WAY PUBLIC SCHOOL!

The NFHS would like to thank the students at Valley Way Public School for their donation. The kids raised $147, $18 in Canadian Tire money, as well as providing us with some food, litter, cleaning supplies, and much more. Pictured here are teachers Nuala Fitzgerald and Melissa Wilson.
THANK YOU TO HEXIMER AVENUE SCHOOL!

THANK YOU TO HEXIMER AVENUE SCHOOL!

The NFHS would like to thank Heximer Avenue Public School for inviting us to their assembly today where we were presented with a cheque for $100 from their Grade 5/6 class. We also received $170 worth of food, blankets, toys, cleaning and office supplies from their Grade 7/8 class. What a great group of kids and teachers! Thank you all!
Thank You to Bloomers!

Thank You to Bloomers!

The NFHS would like to thank Bloomers for raising $1072 during their 2012/13 Valentine's Day promotion. Pictured here are NFHS Executive Director Jay DesRoches receiving a cheque from Marie Stokes of Bloomers.
THANK YOU GREENDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL!

THANK YOU GREENDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL!

The NFHS would like to thank Ms. Tamara Hammonds and her grades 5/6 class at Greendale Public School for raising $371.21 for us on Cupcake Day. Thank you so much!
Thank You Megan and Jessica!!!!

Thank You Megan and Jessica!!!!

Two little ladies with big hearts held a bake sale for Cupcake Day at the Adoption Centre and they were VERY successful!!! $261.10 raised to help the animals!

Warm furry thanks to you wonderful girls!
THANK YOU ABBIE!

THANK YOU ABBIE!

The NFHS would like to thank a wonderful little girl named Abbie used her chore money to buy the cats an Easter basket. Thanks Abbie!!!
Thank You Ryan Williams!

Thank You Ryan Williams!

The NFHS would like to thank Ryan (on the right) with his friend Lucas, who raised $184.35 for the shelter. Ryan raised the funds by asking for donations from his Grade 5 class. He also founded his own fundraising group called the "Sheltered" to raise money for animals in need. Great work!
THANK YOU MEGAN AND SAIGE!!!!

THANK YOU MEGAN AND SAIGE!!!!

The NFHS would like to thank Megan Stevens and Saige Hollett whose bake sale at the Adoption Centre today raised $160 for the shelter. You girls rock!
THANK YOU ANGELA BARR

THANK YOU ANGELA BARR

We'd like to wish a very special Thank You to Angela Barr whose weight-loss program, "Pounds for Pets" raised $530 for the shelter.
THANK YOU ADAM COLE!

THANK YOU ADAM COLE!

The Niagara Falls Humane Society would like to thank Adam Cole for his incredible generosity. Adam's Christmas for Kittens fundraiser brought in $2355 for the shelter. Thank you Adam!
THANK YOU KERRI FORTIER AND jOANNE GAUTHIERTHANK YOU KERRI FORTIER AND jOANNE GAUTHIER

THANK YOU KERRI FORTIER AND jOANNE GAUTHIER
successful fundraiser to help the animals

Our thanks to Kerri Fortier and Joanne Gauthier for their generous donation. Kerri and Joanne baked and knitted for a Vendor Sale where they work, and raised a whopping $150 to help the animals. Thanks, ladies, you are amazing. Joanne adopted Magnolia from NFHS. She is now called Maggie and is doing very well.
MARTHA  CULLIMORE GRADE 4/5 CLASS RAISING FUNDS FOR NFHS

MARTHA CULLIMORE GRADE 4/5 CLASS RAISING FUNDS FOR NFHS

The NFHS is excited to announce that Mrs. Bellinger's Grades 4/5 class at Martha Cullimore Public School have chosen us to be their class project for the school year. The kids have already donated blankets, food, Candian Tire money, and Ze...hr's receipts. The goal of the project is to find a way to make a difference by giving back to the community. We are truly honoured that these wonderful children have chosen the shelter to be the beneficiary of their kind and generous spirit. Thank you all so much and Go Cougars!
Thanks to Dave McMahon and his Dog Training AcademyThanks to Dave McMahon and his Dog Training Academy

Thanks to Dave McMahon and his Dog Training Academy

On October 20, professional dog trainer Dave McMahon and the Dog Training Academy held a garage sale and BBQ to benefit the Niagara Falls Humane Society. The event raised over $400 for the animals at the shelter.
Thanks Samantha!

Thanks Samantha!
Happy Sweet 16!

Samantha Dixon recently celebrated her 16th birthday and showed up at the shelter with cash, food and toy donations. She asked for donations to Project Share and NFHS instead of gifts.

And if that wasn't great enough, she adopted Josiah while she was here!

Happy Birthday indeed!
Thank you Kat!Thank you Kat!Thank you Kat!

Thank you Kat!
It was her birthday but Kat asked for gifts to help the animals.

When Katarina turned 16 in April, she decided she wanted a "Just Dance" visit with friends. She asked them not to bring gifts, but instead to make a small donation to the NFHS. Katarina's generous friends donated $100 to benefit the shelter's dogs and cats.

Chip and Mugwump are the much loved dog and cat that inspired our work with the Niagara Falls Humane Society.
Thank you Megan, Saige and Alyssa

Thank you Megan, Saige and Alyssa
gifts for the cats donated by young women

Thanks to these community minded young ladies who made some fleece twisty blankets for the cats to enjoy.

They also collected newspapers and brought a donation of food, milk supplement powder and a cat dish they purchased with money they raised.

The blankets are so cute and snuggly.

Thank you Olivia!

Thank you Olivia!

The NFHS would like to thank Olivia Cotte who had guests for her 11th birthday party donate to the shelter. Thank you Olivia and Happy Birthday!
THANK YOU CHASE!!!THANK YOU CHASE!!!

THANK YOU CHASE!!!
3 year old helps the animals

A big furry thank you to three year old animal lover Chase, who made a beautiful donation to help the animals to celebrate his birthday. Mom and Dad must be so proud of this caring little guy!
Thank You Hailey and Maya!

Thank You Hailey and Maya!

The Niagara Falls Humane Society would like to thank Hailey and Maya Parks for their generous donation. Hailey had her friends donate food and toys in lieu of gifts for her 9th Birthday Party. Thanks Hailey!
Thank you Fort Erie West End Pool League and the Paddy WagonThank you Fort Erie West End Pool League and the Paddy Wagon

Thank you Fort Erie West End Pool League and the Paddy Wagon
Donation to help the animals

A heartfelt thank you to the Fort Erie West End Pool League and Shelby and the Paddy Wagon for their amazing donation of $250 to help the animals. You guys are amazing.













Thank you to the wonderful little boys and girls in Kate S. Durdan

Thank you to the wonderful little boys and girls in Kate S. Durdan's Kindergarten Class

The NFHS would like to thank the Kindergarten class at Kate S. Durdan for having Dan and Rock Hudson as special guests this morning. Thanks to the wonderful little boys and girls for the cat and dog food donations and the homemade dog biscuits.
Thank You Hannah!

Thank You Hannah!

The NFHS would like to thank a very sweet little girl for donating $105 and dog and kitten food to the shelter. Hannah Gilchrist had her friends donate to the NFHS in lieu of gifts for her 5th birthday party. Thank you so much Hannah!
Thanks to the Great Kids at Kate S. Durdan School!Thanks to the Great Kids at Kate S. Durdan School!

Thanks to the Great Kids at Kate S. Durdan School!

The Niagara Falls Humane Society would like to thank Ms. Kelpacs' Grade One class at Kate S. Durdan School for raising $145 for us with their "Pennies for Paws" fundraiser. Thanks you all so much. You are a super group of kids!
Thanks to 3 Great Kids at James Morden School

Thanks to 3 Great Kids at James Morden School

The NFHS would like to thank Gavin, Dylan, and Ethan from James Morden Elementary School for raising $250 for the shelter. These three fine young gentlemen raised the money of their own accord by holding special themed event days at their school. The cats and dogs at the shelter thank you very much. Great work! You should all be very proud of yourselves!
Thank You to some students from Thorold Secondary High School

Thank You to some students from Thorold Secondary High School

The NFHS would like to thank Emily Scott, Alannah Jospeh, Jaye Barras, and Wesley Stewart for their donation of cash and food for the animals at the shelter. We sincerely appreciate it.
Thank You to Dave McMahon and his Dog Academy Students

Thank You to Dave McMahon and his Dog Academy Students

The Niagara Falls Humane Society would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Dave McMahon, his wife Deb, and the students at the Dave McMahon Dog Training Academy for hosting a fantastic BBQ on our behalf. The event raised over $400! Deb even made home-made hamburgers that were delicious. Again, thank you for all of your hard work and support. You are all great friends to the NFHS!
THANK YOU DRAGONFLY STAFF

THANK YOU DRAGONFLY STAFF
GENEROUS DONATION TO HELP THE ANIMALS

A huge thank you to all the staff at Dragonfly Nightclub at Fallsview Casino for your generous donation of $1500!

Dragonfly employees are people who believe in giving back to the community, and since so many of them are big animal lovers they decided to raise money to help the animals.

Employees Magdalena Kuczynski and Michelle Sebek, and General Manager Stephan Voight visited the shelter on May 2 to bring us this beautiful donation. They tell us that it is important to them to put some of the gratuities they earn back into their community.

Amazing, Dragonfly. Thank you SO much for your support
Thank you boys

Thank you boys
Nobody project

Our thanks to Ty and Carter Fillingham from John Marshall school who brought in a food donation to help the animals as part of their "Nobody" project recently.
Thank you DanielThank you DanielThank you Daniel

Thank you Daniel
And Happy Birthday

Daniel came in to the shelter with a big pile of donations which were gathered at his 7th birthday party recently. Amazing!!

The birthday boy enjoyed getting to know Lorenzo in Meow Mansion during his visit.

Feel free to visit anytime, Daniel, you truly are a friend to all the animals!

Thank you so much!
<b>THANK YOU LAPENNA!!</B>

THANK YOU LAPENNA!!
A big thank you for your generous donation

Thank you to LAPENNA for donating a TV for our Cat Adoption Centre so we can run the website and display our wonderful adoptable animals.

You folks are truly friends of the animals!
Thank You Cooper!

Thank You Cooper!
Cooper drops off some donations for NFHS

As part of a class project for Kate S. Durdan School, Cooper brought $45 worth of cat and dog food to the NFHS. That was very nice of you Cooper!
Thank You Ashlyn!Thank You Ashlyn!

Thank You Ashlyn!

The Niagara Falls Humane Society would like to thank Ashlyn who asked for donations to the shelter for her birthday party and delivered them today. Thanks for thinking of us!
Fur Ball raises $1,100 for NFHSFur Ball raises $1,100 for NFHSFur Ball raises $1,100 for NFHS

Fur Ball raises $1,100 for NFHS

The NFHS would like to extend a very special thank you to Nicole Welsh, Maximus, Bagheera, and all of her guests for their incredible generosity!

The Fur Ball, a fundraiser for furry friends, was held on Saturday, January 28th, 2012. On behalf of Maximus (Fabio) and Bagheera (Cirrus), formerly from the Humane Society.

Every donated item, service, and financial contribution was greatly appreciated with a special thank you to Bertie Printers Limited, Elements Photography.

Through their generous contributions and support, Nicole, her family, and friends raised $1,100 for the Niagara Falls Humane Society.


A very special Thank You to Joannie Atkinson and Anne Oakley

A very special Thank You to Joannie Atkinson and Anne Oakley

The NFHS would like to thank Joannie and Anne for raising $125 for the shelter as part of a school projet. We appreciate your kind gift very much!
Thank You Mya!

Thank You Mya!
Mya visits the NFHS to deliver some donations for a class project

The Nobody project is going on in Mya's Grade 1 class at Kate S. Durdan school. Nobody is a plain denim doll that has no gender, age, or values. The goal is to turn the "Nobody" into a Somebody by giving it positive life experiences. With each positive experience it does, it will gain a personality and turn into Sombody that is special.
Each student takes the doll for a week and plans something special to do. They think about who/ what they want to help and how. Next, students create a sharing page for the Nobody book. Finally, they pin a special memory item or picture to the doll as a reminder of its many helpful deeds around the community. At the end of the year, Somebody will represent some great kids who did special things in the community.
Willoughby Manor has fundraiser

Willoughby Manor has fundraiser
Kuranda beds for the shelter dogs!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone at Willoughby Manor. Your fundraising efforts have provided four Kuranda beds for the shelter dogs.
Thank you Sophie!

Thank you Sophie!

Thank you so much to Sophie and all the friends who made donations to help the animals in honour of Sophie's birthday!

Thank you for thinking of the animals, Sophie, you rock!
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE A HUGE SUCCESSCHRISTMAS RAFFLE A HUGE SUCCESS

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE A HUGE SUCCESS
Thank you letter from organizer George Weaver

The Niagara Falls Humane Society is thrilled to announce that $23,560 in tickets were purchased over the duration of the Christmas Raffle. One fact stands out above all others when we look at the success of our Christmas Raffle during the previous 24 days. Without the generosity of the local Niagara Falls business community the NFHS raffle would never have gone further than a promising idea. We received donations from a wide variety of businesses in Niagara Falls allowing us to offer the public 2 main prizes and 23 gift baskets with a value of $350 to over $400 per basket. With so many businesses involved we were able to provide the public with outstanding prizes containing a wide variety of items appealing to all interests. When we greeted customers and explained to them that all the prizes involved in the raffle were donated by local businesses it made customers perk up their ears and open their wallets to aid in our mission to help the animals get rehabilitated and ready for adoption.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their support.
The three major contributors were:

NRG RIDES (2011 Pink Camo 110cc ATV)
VILLAGE LEATHER FURNITURE (LAZBOY Leather Recliner)
FALLS CHEVROLET CADILLAC

Heartfelt thanks to the following businesses for their generosity:

Delta Bingo, Re/Max, Hamblet’s Roofing, United Family Martial Arts, Home Sweet Home, Niagara Helicopters, The House of Comedy, Hardbodies Fitness Centre, Lundy Manor,Napoli Ristorante and Pizzeria, Niagara Vacuums, Niagara Battery and Tire, Zehrs, FIX Auto Niagara Falls, Greg Frewin Theatre, Color by Kellie,Curves, Niagara Falls Golf Club, Eagle Valley Golf Club, Beechwood Golf and Country Club, Marcel Dionne, Niagara Employment Help Centre, Glo Niagara Tanning Centre, Papa Nick’s Bakery and Caffetteria, Hooligan’s Sports Bar, The Camera Place, Russell’s Interiors, Gifts and Accessories, Woof’n’Mew,Swiss Chalet, YMCA, !Frijoles!, Mr. Quick Soft Cloth, Angelo Rossi Galleria on Queen, Oxford Mills Bedding and Towels, Pet Valu,Cataract Bowl, Cineplex, Niagara Parks Commission, Stamford Hearing Aids,Dawk's Art,Olsen-Sottile Insurance Brokers, Lococo’s, Lisa’s Scrubs, Jiffylube, Your Neighbourhood Pizza Co, Roman Cheese Products, Home Depot,Niagara Electronics, Fine Art, Antigravity Skateboard Shop, Mcleod Dental Care, Pondview Estate Winery, Gino's Pizza, Gold ‘N Memories, Pedlar Bicycle Shop, Subilicious,Global Pet Foods, Bravo Pizzeria Grill, Artful Cookie, Doggy Dooings Etc, Perry’s Place Family Restaurant,Beatties Basics, Mick and Angelo’s, Anthony’s For Dogs Only, Red Lobster, Drummond Home Hardware, 12 Tin Cupcakery, Gabriele’s Custom Catering, The Flying Saucer, Imperial Cleaners and Tailors, Portage Bakery, Staples, Carpaccio, Chatters, No Frills, Metro Groceries, Lakeport Fish and Chips, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Garrison’s Grill, Cyberdyne Computers, Substantial Sandwiches and Treats, Just Accessories,Coffee Culture, Dominion Auto Body, The Body Shop, Cheeky Monkey’s Indoor Playland, Falls Manor Resort and Restaurant, Bank of Montreal, Bentley, Meridian, Phoenix Nails, AJ’s Music, Sobey’s, Murphy’s Music, Kendall Hurley Gallery, Picard's.

A big thank you to Sylvia of "Just Because" for all her hard work assembling the baskets for the raffle.

Our gratitude to Tammy Robertson and her team at Niagara Square for her support and enthusiasm and her belief in our work at the Adoption Centre.

Thank you to photographer Virginia MacDonald for her professional help.

The Niagara Falls Humane Society would like to say a great big THANK YOU to all the people who bought tickets for the raffle. All ticket proceeds will go directly to the animals. Thank you for helping us sell more tickets by spreading the word to family,friends,co-workers,and on the internet.

I want to extend a personal thank you to all NFHS volunteers and shelter staff for their hard work towards making our raffle a big success. Four people worked very closely with me throughout the event and deserve special mention. NFHS Executive Director Jay DesRoches and Community Relations Manager Cathy Fugler were always available whenever I needed some help or advice. Cathy wrote numerous letters and did all kinds of paperwork for the raffle which allowed me to concentrate on getting donations and selling tickets once the raffle began. Cathy also arranged all of our contacts with the local media to get the word out about the raffle. Whenever I called Cathy and said I need something done she always came through for me making my job a lot easier. Jay and Cathy's enthusiasm and support meant more to me than they will ever know. Karen Canning was responsible for picking which items went in what baskets and also ticket pricing. Karen has many years of experience doing fundraising and her help with this crucial phase of the raffle was essential for the success of the event. Candice Rorison also helped with these crucial decisions.Thank you ladies for taking care of the crucial decision making in regard to this phase of the raffle. Karen came in and sold tickets for us from Monday to Friday during the 24 day event also. Karen is a real trooper and working with her during the event was a pleasure. Sylvia Preston from "Just Because" made up the baskets for the raffle from her home based business. I delivered cardboard boxes full of donated merchandise and gift certificates to Sylvia's home and what she returned to me were 23 custom made gift baskets bursting with color and beautifully arranged. People would routinely come into the adoption centre and say "WOW LOOK AT THOSE BASKETS!" Her skill and artistry drew people into the store like bees to honey. Sylvia donated all her services to the raffle. Sylvia's attention to detail and pride in her work along with her sense of humour made her a joy to work with.

Many thanks to the Christmas Raffle ticket selling team Karen Canning,Pam Brown,Hether Deans,and Sheri Sutherland-Burrell. You provided a friendly face and a welcoming voice to help draw people in to see our prizes and buy tickets. With your help I was able to take care of other raffle business and have some time each day to relax knowing that you were taking good care of our customers.

Twelve months of the year seven days a week a small group of dedicated volunteers staff our Cat Adoption Centre at Niagara Square. With the help of these caring volunteers over 700 cats have found new homes during our 2 years and 3 months of existence inside Niagara Square. This Christmas raffle inside the Adoption Centre was a record breaking fundraising event to help all of the animals in the care of the Niagara Falls Humane Society. Everyone involved with volunteering their time at the Adoption Centre should take great pride in the knowledge that not only do we lead the way in adoptions but now also provide the Society with a major source of revenue as well. This is an example of what can be achieved when we all work together. Great job everyone!!!

George Weaver, NFHS Volunteer

NOTE: All of us at NFHS would like to express our gratitude to George for initiating and running this amazingly successful event. It's people like him that make such a difference in the lives and outcomes of the shelter animals. Congratulations, George, we are so very grateful to have you on the team.