Thursday, February 28, 2013

This very generous, amazing (And adorable) young man came in yesterday.. and donated the funds from his piggy bank. We were very touched!

Monday, February 25, 2013

BAPS (Brooks Animal Protection Society) needs your help.
We are broke. This is devastating. Our savings account is now empty. No funding coming in any time soon. Although the community supports us everyday, we must now ask for a helping hand. 

Our monthly expenses are over $18 000. We bring in around 22% of this with adoptions, surrenders and shelter fees. The city compensates us 23% for monthly incoming stray animals and license fees. The remaining 55% is brought in from fundraising, grants and donations. Although we work hard daily to bring money into the shelter, it is simply not enough. 

You can help your local homeless animals in many ways.
-Monetary Donations can be made via paypal (, Mailed in (PO Box 86, Brooks, AB, T1R 1B2) or dropped off in person (415 1st Avenue East). Donate a portion of your tax rebate!
-Donate your bottles (We can pick up!)
-Pennies for paws
-Sponsor a Kennel, which can be done personally or through a business (Encourage your bosses!).
- Renew or purchase your City Dog License!

Hold a Fundraiser for BAPS! There are so many easy, fun ways to raise funds. Here are just a few ideas:
-Bottle Drive
-Take scrap metal to B.I.M. and bring in the proceeds
-Hold a Casual / Jean day at work
-Sell baked goods
-Yard Sale
-Offer a service
-Get creative!

All donations, big or small, are eligible for a charitable receipt. To learn more about BAPS, please visit . The animals desperately need you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

BAPS has some amazing dogs looking for their forever homes - are you one of them? They've all patiently been waiting for someone like you to come by and give them the home they deserve. For more information on adopting a dog from BAPS, please visit the following link: . Don't hesitate to call us at 403-362-4323 with any questions. (In Brooks, AB)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gertie Came in to us March 2012. She was found on the side of a high way, barely able to walk, unable to use one leg, full of sores, emaciated and had missing hair. She was quickly taken into the vet and received much needed medical care. While getting X-rays, the vet discovered many tumors. Gertie was only given a few months to live.

In April, after getting an overwhelming response of people willing to give her a home for the last short while of her life, she found the perfect home.

Well, it has been 10 months, and Gertie has completely turned into a different dog. She has great energy, no more mobility issues, and plays, plays, plays! We think she will have years with her forever family.

"Beatrix (Gertie) is doing great! We really turned a corner with the two dogs in November and they play and even wrestle everyday! She is learning to wrestle like a Mastiff and he like a Bull Terrier! They are a hilarious pair! Physically she looks and is feeling great! We have not done any surgeries with her just feeding her great food and lots of supplements and her coat and skin look great! She's a very happy dog! My son Ryder absolutely adores her and she him...she just loves to cuddle!

Hope this finds everyone at BAPS doing well!"