Paws for a cause

The 4Paws Rescue Society raised more than $2,000 at a pancake breakfast at the Port Hardy Civic Centre last month.

Elena Rardon

Gazette staff

PORT HARDY—The 4Paws Rescue Society held a pancake breakfast at the Port Hardy Civic Centre last month to raise funds and celebrate the work they have accomplished since their establishment as a society early this year.

4Paws is a volunteer-based, non-profit society based in Port Hardy that serves dogs in the Tri-Port area. Its mission is to provide a more humane community by offering programs for spaying and neutering, emergency care assistance, flea control and food and shelter. The society also provides adoption, fostering, and unplanned litter assistance, as well as education and outreach.

The hot breakfast Saturday was served by the Junior Canadian Rangers, who also helped with set-up and take-down.

“The JCR (Junior Canadian Rangers) have been a huge help here today,” said Susan Emerson, one of the event’s organizers. She labelled the society as a group of eight, plus plenty of volunteers.

“This is a non-profit organization,” Emerson said. “All the proceeds we make go straight back into the Tri-Port area.”

4Paws held a fundraising dinner in January, but this is their first pancake breakfast. Alex Shorre, another organizer, says that she hopes it becomes an annual event, noting that the event raised more than $2,000 for the society.

While passing out raffle tickets, Shorre took the time to point out a few posters on the wall, celebrating the society’s accomplishments.

“We’ve had over forty dogs spayed and neutered this year,” she said. “And 21 dogs we’ve rescued. All of this was accomplished through fundraising.”

For more information, or to volunteer or make a donation, visit the 4Paws website at www.4pawsrescuesociety.ca.