Donations continue to come in for the St. Paul Animal Shelter as they seek to construct a new, larger building.
The shelter is holding a bottle drive today and was able to raise 170 dollars in just two hours at a recent barbecue fundraiser. The shelter is hoping to get most of their funds from an upcoming 250,000 dollar grant, which they’re in the application process for. Manager Charlene Whiskeyjack says they likely won’t know if they got it until the fall, so they’re hoping to start work in the spring.
While donations to Fort McMurray evacuees could have resulted in less donations going to the shelter, Whiskeyjack says it’s actually had more of a knock-on effect. “I think people have been more into giving. All of Alberta has come together for that cause and I feel like people are being more generous to every other not for profit. We recently had someone come in and donate five hundred dollars.”
Today’s bottle drive was scheduled until 2, but has been extended as more donations come in.