The Grey Bruce Animal Shelter (GBAS) is an independent, all volunteer, Registered Charity, reaching out to help animals who cannot help themselves. Serving the communities of Grey and Bruce, we are located just south of Owen Sound. At Rockford we are east on Grey Road 18 (the Derry Line) and 3km south on Concession 8.
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Thanks to your enthusiastic response with the submission of hundreds of photos for the 2012 calendar. The Sun Times presented us with a cheque for $1,040.00. This beautiful calendar is now for sale at $12.00 each and the Shelter will also receive 50% from the sale proceeds. Calendars can be purchased at the Sun Times office and the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter. Thank you Sun Times and your readers for supporting our Shelter.
THE 2013 SUN TIMES PET CALENDAR IN SUPPORT OF THE GREY BRUCE ANIMAL SHELTER IS READY AND ON SALE NOW!
We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen again this year to be involved with and benefit from the Calendar. Thank you Sun Times and everyone who sent in their beautiful photos. We appreciate your support so much.
The calendars are $12.00 each and can be purchased at the Sun Times offices and at the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter -- stay tuned for further purchase places. 100% of the proceeds of entry fees and 50% of the calendar sales will go directly to the Shelter. THANK YOU SUN TIMES!
We want to shout out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Nancy for once again organizing an outstanding event for the Shelter.
The second annual Snowshoe/Ski/Skijor day on Jan. 27th at Cornerstone Golf Club, Tobermory, was an amazing success with lots of participants and their wonderful dogs. Nancy blazed the trail for one and all to enjoy. Not only did everyone have a great time, but they raised a serious amount of money for the shelter which we appreciate so much.
Our sincere thanks go out to Nancy McAfee, her family and friends, all of the participants and their pledgers as well as sponsors - Cornerstone Golf Club, The Ancient Cedars Cafe, McAfee & Sons Contracting, Peacock's Foodland, Ellen's Pet Supplies and V&S Stedmans.
We're sending out a BIG BIRTHDAY THANK YOU to David and Emily of Port Elgin who just celebrated their 8th and 5th Birthday. David and Emily were so thoughtful and asked their friends and family to make a donation of treats, toys and cash to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter in lieu of gifts! They came to visit us today to visit with the pets and give us their donations for our adorable pets.
Little Nipper loved the attention and can't wait to sample some of the treats!!! They not only brought us goodies but proudly handed us an amazing $285.00 in donations. THANK YOU David, Emily, your friends and family members - we appreciate it so much.
We're sending a Big Thank You to Cassidy from Keppel/Sarawak School! On the weekend Cassidy and her family came to the shelter with tons of gifts for the animals which she had collected through the "NOBODY" school fundraising project. During the period Feb. 25th - Mar. 8th Cassidy collected kitty litter, puppy pads, newspapers, cat & dog treats and rabbit & guinea pig food and treats. She also brought us blankets, Canadian Tire Money and a cash donation.
Here is Cassidy with just some of the things she brought for us. Thank you so much Cassidy, and your friends who made your project so successful.
I know you will all join us in wishing Lauren and Kate belated Birthday wishes. We are also sending them a BIG THANK YOU ... at their combined birthday party Lauren and Kate ask friends and family to make a donation for the Shelter and for the Hospital in lieu of gifts for themselves.
The girls received Birthday kisses from Li'l Nipper as they proudly gave GBAS their donation of $250. We appreciate it so very much Lauren & Kate.
On May 4th Erik celebrated his 12th birthday and with the help of his friends donated $45 for the animals at GBAS. Great job Erik & Friends!!! We are truly privileged to have such wonderful young people in Grey Bruce. Thank you so much!
We are sending a great big THANKYOU / MERCI - to the Grade 2 French Immersion Class at Dawnview School in Hanover who on June 25th Joan, Marg and Linda had the honour of visiting with the Grade 2 students in their classroom to accept a presentation and to share some experiences at the Shelter. What an incredible experience it was and the students soon engaged us with their own pet stories as well as enquiring about what we do at the shelter and what kinds of animals we look after.
One of the students had been selected to present a cheque to us in the amount of $226.48 for the Shelter. This is an overwhelming achievement and so much love and work went into their fundraising project. We'd like to share with you the presentation speech - it was spoken with a great deal of pride and achievement ....
" Our class sold cookies and bracelets to raise money to help animals. We would like to give this money to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter so that they can keep doing all of the good work with animals in our area".
The children worked all year long on this fundraiser and it is so very much appreciated.
Merci: Sarah, May, Elisha, Anna, Makinlee, Tyler, Liam, Nick, Kyle, Kaylee, Cole, Jacob, Saxori, Kayla, Gabrielle, Cody, Oscar, Sada, Christie, Josh, Spencer and Madame McGivern & Mme. Stockland for making
The Sun Times 2014 Pet Calendar Photo Contest has begun. URGENT deadline - October 10th. You can enter your pet(s) photos as many times as you wish.
To enter your photo(s) for the chance to be on the Calendar Cover is $10.00 per photo. Each photo must be in "landscape orientation". To enter your photos for the monthly spots or smaller pictures throughout the calendar the cost is $3.00/each or two for $5.00. Only pictures chosen will be published. Cover pictures will also be considered for the monthly spots. The Sun Times Calendar & Contest is in support of the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter -- 100% of the proceeds of the entry fees AND 50% of the calendar sales come directly to the Shelter!
How to enter: Email - Please email your pet(s) photos in JPG format to email@example.com -- (please include your full name, contact number(s), category you are entering and the name of your pet). The Sun Times staff will contact you with a confirmation.
Hardcopy/original pictures - can be brought to the Sun Times with the exact payment at 290 9th Street East, Owen Sound -- on the back of each picture please include your full name, contact number(s), category you are entering and the name of your pet. Pictures can be picked up when the contest is finished.
Deadline for submissions is 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The 2014 Calendars will be on sale at the beginning of November 2013.
Lisa Vespasiano has generously put together a Yoga class on November 7th to benefit GBAS and the Guelph Shelter. For more information click here ...»
We're sending a great big THANK YOU to Aaron Lindsay who visited the Shelter today.
Aaron is a Grade 3 student at the Spruce Ridge Community School in Durham where, as part of his "Class Nobody Project", Aaron asked his classmates to participate in a coin collection for the pets at the Shelter. We are so thankful to Aaron and his classmates for thinking of us and we are proud to accept their donation of $67.25. Thank you so much ... what a great achievement and the Shelter appreciates it very much.
THE 2014 CALENDAR IS ON SALE NOW -- AND IT IS GORGEOUS!
The calendars are on sale at the Sun Times office, The Pet Feed Mill and at the Shelter and the price is right at just $10. The Sun Times gives 100% of the entry fees and 50% of the calendar sales to the Shelter.
Thank you Sun Times and thank you to everyone who submitted photos -- all were beautiful and have made the calendar very special. It's a perfect choice for Holiday gifts.
November 29th, November 30th and December 1st at "UNLEASH THE PAWSITIVE" in Port Elgin.
eh elle photography + Design is holding Holiday Dog Photographic Sessions
$25 per session : 15 minutes : photo print release : 10 edited images on disk
AND the Shelter will receive $5 for every session! There will also be a pet food/toy drive so please donate an item for the shelter.
The sessions are 6:30pm-9pm on Nov 29 and 30 and 1pm-4pm on Dec 1st - to book a session please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 706-2337. Order Christmas cards by visiting the eh elle Facebook page.
All the 'hubub' over Christmas was put into perspective today when we had a visit from Emily!
Emily is just 4 years old and she wanted to make Christmas special for the animals at the shelter and she did just that. She emptied her piggy bank and brought her whole year's savings. Emily proudly handed us FIFTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND THIRTY-ONE CENTS plus a beautiful picture which she coloured for us. Thank you so much Emily.
We really do have a lot to be thankful for at GBAS and wish to extend our thanks to everyone who has supported the shelter throughout the year - it's been busy and great and together we have helped re-home so many pets in need.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014!
The spirit of giving this Christmas Season has been overwhelming and continued today when we had the pleasure of meeting 11 year old Eastyn. Eastyn checked our "wish list" and brought a large bag of goodies including paper towels, a beautiful blanket, treats and $20 for our pets.
Big Girl was helping check out your gifts and sends a slurpy Thank You on behalf of everyone at the shelter. Merry Christmas Eastyn!
WE ARE SHOUTING OUT A VERY LOUD THANK YOU ... to Melissa MacKinnon and Andrea Little of Port Elgin for their fundraising campaign during the month of December. Melissa of Unleash the Pawsitive and Andrea of Eh Elle Photography & Design donated $5.00 from every Christmas pet photo taken during the promotion and also asked for a pet related item to be donated. We received a huge box full of "goodies" and toys for our shelter pets plus more than $50.00. Thank you Andrea, Melissa and your clients for this most generous donation.
Please join us in sending a Big THANK YOU and Birthday wishes to Emily & David. For David's 9th Birthday and Emily's 5th Birthday, friends and family were asked to give a donation to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter instead of buying them presents.
David & Emily proudly presented us with an envelope today containing $400.00! Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.
Kaylee L. of Hanover recently celebrated her 8th Birthday. We are sending Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to you Kaylee and a Great Big THANK YOU. Kaylee wanted to do something to help the animals so she decided to ask for donations for the shelter in lieu of birthday gifts from her friends. Kaylee didn't stop there .... she won first prize in a drawing contest at the Hanover Fall Fair last year and also donated the prize of a large bag of pet food to the shelter. Kaylee raised $105.00 for the shelter and her prize winning drawing of a Zebra hangs proudly on our bulletin board. Thank you Kaylee (and your friends) for giving so generously - you are an inspiration to us all.
Please join is in sending Birthday Wishes and a BIG THANK YOU to Carter R. of Williamsford. Carter just celebrated his 10th birthday and for his party he made a very handsome donations jar to collect funds from his friends and family. He proudly presented us with his jar containing $45.00!
Thank you so much Carter - all of our dogs, cats, fish, turtles & little bunny Buddy really appreciate your thoughtfulness. We enjoyed your visit very much.
We had such a great time on Sunday when Jorja L. brought her "nobody" doll to visit the shelter. Jorja participated in the character-building Nobody Programme at Dawnview Public School in Hanover.
Jorja also brought some wonderful gifts for the pets at the shelter and here she is pictured with Genevieve, little Maggie and Buddy surrounded by the gifts. Thank you so much Jorja - we appreciate it very much!
We'd like to send out belated Birthday wishes and a big THANK YOU to Hanna M. from Paisley. Hanna celebrated her 13th birthday in April and in lieu of birthday gifts, Hanna asked her family and friends to donate to the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter.
And the grand total of gifts donated was ... DRUM ROLL PLEASE ... an incredible $230.00 raised for the animals at the Shelter! Thank you so much Hanna.
GBAS is Going to the Dogs on Canada Day in Port Elgin!
Coulter Parkette in Port Elgin is hosting the "Gone to the Dogs" festivities on Tuesday, July 1st from 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is free and all family members - two and four-legged - are welcome. Everyone can enjoy the vendors featuring all things doggy (treats, toys, grooming, training) and don't forget you can enter the "dress-up" contest, win prizes and enjoy the Canada Day Birthday Cake. All proceeds at this event will go to Allies for Alley Catz and the Grey Bruce Animal Shelter.