Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CIES Community Investors XVI - Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation

The 16th non-profit highlighted in the CIES Community Investors Series is the Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation. We had yet to highlight a humane society in our series and thought it was high time to recognize the work of a non-profit here in Calgary that does its best to take care of and find home for those who cannot speak for themselves and often serve as our most loyal companions.

The Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation is a not-for-profit animal rescue based in Calgary. They are run independently and made up entirely of a dedicated group of volunteers. They work very hard to save dogs and cats in life-threatening situations and give them a second chance at life. They then focus on placing these amazing animals in the right family and creating what they refer to as a "pawsitive match".

Pawsitive Match saves dogs and cats facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The animals in their program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down, as well as stray animals that have no home. They also help save animals on local reserves and on a case by case basis, they may assist with owner surrenders. In many cases they are the only hope these cats and dogs have, as many shelters come to them when they are out of options and They do not discriminate by age, size, breed, or location.

It all began with the efforts of two individuals with big hearts. Together they were successful in saving over 50 dogs from Mexico and placing them in loving, permanent homes. Their efforts didn't end there, however. They also worked together to recruit local Mexican volunteers for help in implementing a spay and neuter program, and for help in promoting responsible pet ownership. Other volunteers climbed on board and as of late spring of 2007, the group expanded into a new organization: "Pawsitive Match Rescue".

In the fall of 2011, Pawsitive Match evolved once more by incorporating as Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation. A Board of Directors was put in place to oversee the new not-for-profit corporation as it continued to grow. In May 2012 the Canada Revenue Agency granted Registered Charity status to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

CIES would like to salute the Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation for caring for those whose lives are completely dependent on those that will help care for them.  To help them show the world we are a caring nation committed to helping animals  lost, hungry, sick, abandoned, and have no one to love or speak for them visit their website. 

 "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated". 


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