Tuesday Spotlight – Bear Valley Rescue Society

*Who is filling out this interview?

Kathy Bartley

*What is your position for your Animal Rescue/Shelter?

*What is the name of your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Bear Valley Rescue Society

*Where are you located?
SW of Sundre, AB

*Do you offer any awareness programs to your community?

*How long has your Animal Rescue/Shelter been around for?
10 years

*What types of animals do you have at your Animal Rescue/Shelter?
Mostly horses, but we also have taken in cows, poultry, rabbits, goats, pigs, llamas.

*If someone wanted to become a volunteer, how could they?
There is a volunteer application on our website. We just held our first clinic for volunteers, on handling young horses from the ground. It was a great success.

*What types of items do you take as donations?
Feed, tack, – We have a wish list on our website.

*Do you have any fundraisers coming up that you want my viewers to know about?
Dueling Pianos on May 31st in Cremona – info on the website and facebook. We are also in the middle of (runs til the end of May) fundraising for a skidsteer. We have already reached our goal of $10,000, with a matching $10,000 being pledged, but if we can raise more before the end of the month, we can get a better one with more attachments!

*What is the adoption process like?
Potential adopters should fill out the adoption application on the website and arrange a visit to the Rescue to meet the horse.

*What does your shelter/rescue hope to achieve in 2014?
We hope to adopt out at least 50 horses this year – currently at 18. We also may fundraise for a new truck by year end as our current truck is getting old. We also hope to hold some more clinics – for our volunteers, and for the public.

*Fill in Media Contacts:
Email: bearvalleyab@aol.com
Website: http://www.bearvalleyab.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-Valley-Rescue/91031233727
Twitter: @BearValleyRescu

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? Yes
*Do I have permission to post photos you have provided me with? Yes

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