Langley’s CARES cat shelter is holding an online fundraiser (file)

Langley’s CARES cat shelter is holding an online fundraiser (file)

CARES cat shelter in Langley plans online fundraiser

Silent auction aims to fill some of the gap created by COVID-19 cancellations

Langley’s CARES cat shelter is hoping an online silent auction will help fill some of the financial gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancellation of normal fundraisers like pub nights and meat draws.

Starting on Nov. 7, the event will allow bids to be made online, and can be accessed through the CARES website.

About 100 donated items will be up for bid, ranging from gift certificates to kitchen appliances and other items.

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CARES, which operates a shelter in Langley’s Milner area, has expenses that include shelter, food, on-going medical care and operations, spokesperson Clive Ellis explained.

“Our main overhead is vet costs and food,” Ellis remarked.

A recent socially-distant walk and tour fundraiser drew about 40 people and raised over $10,000, which goes a long way towards covering the bills, Ellis observed.

“We are keeping our heads above water,” he commented.

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CARES was launched in 1993 as the Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter, when a group of animal lovers wanted a shelter for animals that were homeless.

CARES provide shelters for stray, abandoned and unwanted cats.

There is a no-kill policy at CARES., so any animals that are not adopted will be able to live the rest of their natural lives at the shelter.

There are currently, 60 cats in residence at the shelter, which is lower than the usual number, Ellis said, and a good thing because adoptions are also down.

Donations to cares can be made directly online through the CARES website or at canadahelps.org.



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