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REPORTING · 16th August 2010
Walter McFarlane
It was Customer Appreciation Day at the Husky in Kitimat on August 14th and the theme was to support the Looking for Love Animal Shelter.

“Today, the Looking For Love Animal Shelter is putting on a carwash and Barbecue in conjunction with Husky for raising funds for their new shelter. All the proceeds from the carwash and Barbecue are going towards their funding,” said Shannon Fairbairn.

Volunteers including Husky Employees and people representing the Humane Society and the looking for Love Animal Shelter came out to sell hotdogs, hamburgers, T-Shirts and wash cars.

“It’s coming along quite nicely now. We hope it will be in this fall. The inside is almost complete; the well has been drilled and is delivering us water. The Septic Field is working. The perimeter fencing needs to be repaired and the fencing for the outside kennels for the dogs and the outside recreation area for the cats has still got to be fenced,” said Ron Burnett.

A new fundraisers for the shelter project came in the form of a house donated by Sheila Notheisz for the Animal Shelter to sell. Notheisz is a long time Kitimat resident who gifted their house to the Humane Society. The money raised from selling the house will be split between the spay neuter program and the new animal shelter. Burnett expects the money will complete the project.

In addition, the Roofing Contractors of BC from the lower main lands donated a check for $1,250 from their Community Participation Funds.

The project is expected to be finished, at the earliest, by the end of September. At the latest, it will be finished this fall.

“We are absolutely astounded by the support that we’ve had from the community both the contractors and the community at large have all been very, very generous. It brings you to tears sometimes,” said Burnett.