Shelter animals need love and, crucially, new homes

The Editor,

My name is Elyse and I am 11 years old. I want to collect money to spend on the animals at the Coquitlam animal shelter.

All the dogs do is sit in there kennels, get walks and wait to be welcomed into a loving home. The cats, on the other hand, play and are groomed, pet and cuddled but once again are still waiting to be welcomed into a forever home.

There are cats there that have been there for months. There are bunnies, too, sometimes even birds.

The problem is the shelter needs more money to give them a happy home while they are at the shelter and not a lot of people know about or where it is.

My goal is to not only buy bones, blankets, hay, toys, beds and food but to get the word out about the shelter, so hopefully more animals will be getting adopted.

I want to raise at least $500 for the shelter to get the animals more supplies to keep the animals happy and not so bored stuck in their kennels, cages, rooms and pens. I also want to help the shelter with vet payments and a happier life for everyone.

Not only will the animals be happier but the volunteers and employees will love knowing how spoiled the animals are.

But at the end of the day, it is not only important that the animals are happy at the shelter but are also getting adopted and seen and watched and loved.

I don’t know exactly what I am going to do to raise money but any suggestions and help would be appreciated.


Elyse Farmer, Coquitlam



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