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REPORTING · 2nd October 2012
Walter McFarlane
A former Kitimat resident, Cassandra Lundbek, is looking for help from the Northwest to support Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue in Grande Prairie. They take in stray or abandoned animals from the northern parts of the Country.

“Currently we have 3 animals in care 1 10 year old x sled dog from the North West Territories who is incredibly shy and needs lots of training and a gentle hand as she is not accustom to kind human contact, and 2 pups now 10 weeks old that were brought down 2 weeks ago from one of our contacts in Fox Lake, AB,” said Lundbek.

One of the puppies was found in a dumpster while the other was found wandering. Both puppies appear to be from the same litter and both were infested with lice and parasites.

“The cost of vet bills are very high and unlike many rescues to date we have been unable to find a vet willing to give us a discount. Many of our animals are coming in from remote communities where there is no vet available or if there is he is only there a few days a year and books up quickly. The remainder if any will be going to purchase revolution and a combination vaccine including Parvo and distemper to be given to pups once they are old enough by volunteers here in Grande Prairie as well as in Fox Creek,” said Lundbek.

To help cover the bills, the shelter is holding an auction through an event on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/352403761509360/. The items will be posted on October 1st and bidding will begin at 7 Am on October 3rd and close at 7 Pm on October 6th. The winning bidder will be contacted electronically and can pay through email, Paypal or by mail.

“We are 100% volunteer and donation run. As we are just starting out most of the funds are coming directly out of pocket. This is our first fundraiser and I'm hoping it goes off well,” said Lundbek.