This past weekend saw the Marda Gras Street Festival throw another huge party in the Marda Loop neighbourhood of Calgary on Sunday August 12 ... Tails of Help was there with our volunteers staffing the booth for tons of visitors. The event was another great success to help raise … (more)Read More
Holly, one of over 500 pets that Tails of Help has helped save and keep with her owner, Captain Ziggy. They were visiting the Tails of Help booth at Pet-a-Palooza on the July 28-29 weekend at Eau Claire in downtown Calgary. We were here at the event for both days Saturday and Sunday, and we had … (more)Read More
Look for Tails of Help at Pet-a-Palooza this weekend in Calgary.
Events there will include wiener dog races, a puppy stampede, dock diving, and Running of the Bulls (French and English bulldogs).
Bring your whole family, pets are welcome, and it's free! … (more)
Andrew Ewan has resigned from his position with Tails of Help to pursue another career
opportunity. Andrew has been Executive Director for Tails of Help for the past two years, and the charity sincerely appreciates … (more)
Tails of Help was there at the Edmonton Humane Society Pets in the Park event on the last weekend of June. (June 24, 2018 at Hawreluk Park in Edmonton)
Many thanks to Dr Colleen Pratt (pictured at the Tails of Help booth) and Dr Chantal McMillan, for leading our volunteer team for this event!Read More
To aid in spreading the word about Tails of Help we are proud to release the June 2017 issue for our TOH newsletter.
Highlights this month include:
- Last call for Calgary pet lovers to join the "Howloween" Dog Walk this Saturday!
- Important announcement about Tails of Help funding crisis, and restart of accepting new aid applications for pets in need
- Details of the 2017 Tails of Help Alberta Challenge campaign running this November 1 through December 20, including DONATION MATCHING for all contributions!
- another great Tails of Help success story about pets and owners we have aided
- and more...
Looking for a project to help pets and people? Our 2017 Tails of Help Alberta Challenge is coming this fall – and we need your help!
Double Dollar Donations - a generous donor will match contributions made during the Alberta Challenge! This means that every dollar raised in the Alberta Challenge competition will go twice as far – and that means we can help twice as many pets. Have fun competing and you could even win some great prizes!
To aid in spreading the word about Tails of Help we are proud to release the June 2017 issue for our TOH newsletter. Highlights this month include:
- Important announcement about Tails of Help funding crisis, and pause in accepting new aid applications for pets in need;
- Info and pictures for prize presentations from the first Alberta Challenge trophy competition between Northern and Southern Alberta last October-November;
- and more...
Tails of Help is very proud to announce that VCA Canada has increased their sponsorship commitment for 2017 as a Premier Sponsor. The company was a founding sponsor of Tails of Help and their continuous support has included ... (more)Read More
Recently Tails of Help conducted a review of the funding limits and the financial need categories of eligible pet owners ... that has assisted Tails of Help to make significant changes that we believe will make the program accessible for more Alberta pet owners in financial hardship, while still keeping the process simple, with clear qualification criteria that make it easy for clinics to make their decision about submitting an application for their client.
Tails of Help is pleased to formally announce changes to funding limits and the application criteria which become effective April 10th, 2017... (more)Read More
Final week update after competition finish Nov 11:
NORTH REGION WINS ALBERTA CHALLENGE OVER SOUTH REGION BY $5053:
Northern Alberta wins the 2016 Regional Challenge with $10,543 compared to Southern Alberta’s $5,442.
As of the close of the Alberta Challenge competition, here are the Top 10 Fundraising clinics/groups:
- N - Town Centre Veterinary Hospital $2,715
- N - Park Veterinary Centre $1,664
- N - Dog & Cat Hospital $1,475
- S - CARE Centre $1,248
- N - Guardian Veterinary Centre $1,181
- S - Happy Paws Vet Clinic $1,040
- S - Landing Animal Clinic $937
- S - Calgary North Veterinary Hospital $928
- N - Calgary Trail Pet Hospital $872
- N - Leduc Animal Hospital $687
Our sincere thanks go out to these groups and the many others who participated in the first ever Tails of Help Month Alberta Challenge.
Together you raised over $16,000 during this campaign, which serves to keep more pets healthy and with their loving families!
Please visit the TOH-Month-Submit-Funds page:
Click here, ( tailsofhelp.com/tohmonth-submit-funds/ )
or watch your email for information on submitting the donation funds to Tails of Help.
Please submit Tails of Help Month donations by Friday December 2.
Alberta Challenge prizes will be awarded to the top 3 fundraisers after submission of their donations.
And remember, you can keep the fun going and boost your team holiday spirit by continuing to do Tails of Help fundraising from now through Christmas.
You can do pet photos with Santa, nail trims, and other fun events to gather more donations that will help even Alberta low-income families when their pets are ill or injured.
Final week before Nov 11 finish:
Alberta Challenge 4th update posted Nov 7th:
NORTH REGION LEADS SOUTH BY $3508:
Northern Alberta holds the Alberta Challenge lead by $3508 in the third week of reporting. Southern Alberta has closed some ground but will need a big push to close the gap this week.
As of the November update, the Top 10 leading clinics/groups are:
1st: Town Centre Veterinary Hospital $2375
2nd: Dog & Cat Hospital Clearview $1275
3rd: Guardian Veterinary Centre $1099
4th: Happy Paws Vet Clinic $968
5th: Landing Animal Clinic $817
6th: Calgary North Veterinary Hospital $625
7th: Calgary Trail Pet Hospital $555
8th: CARE Centre Animal Hospital $544
9th: Mayfield Veterinary Hospital $486
10th: Park Veterinary Centre $430
Get your group/clinic results in by next Monday November 14 to qualify for the Tails of Help Alberta Challenge! (You can still carry on with Tails of Help Month fundraising in November and December for your holiday season charitable and community relations activities! But those donations reported after November 14 will not be included in Alberta Challenge final results.)
Still 2 weeks to go before Nov 11 finish:
Alberta Challenge 3rd update posted 31 Oct:
NORTH REGION LEADS SOUTH BY $4008:
Northern Alberta increased the Alberta Challenge lead to $4008 in the third week of reporting.
Southern Alberta will have to make a solid push to try to close the gap this week.
As of the 31 October update, leading clinics/groups are:
1st: Town Centre Veterinary Hospital $2,236
2nd: Dog and Cat Hospital $1,029
3rd: Landing Animal Clinic $817
4th: Guardian Veterinary Centre $721
5th: Calgary Trail Pet Hospital $470
6th: C.A.R.E. Centre. $437
Still 3 weeks to go before Nov 11 finish:
Second Alberta Challenge update posted 24 Oct:
NORTH REGION LEADS SOUTH BY ONLY $1842:
Northern Alberta leads by a difference of only $1842 in the second week of reporting,
with Southern Alberta making another push to try to close the gap this week.
As of the 24 October update, leading clinics/groups are:
1st: Town Centre Veterinary Hospital $1537
2nd: Dog and Cat Hospital $884
3rd: Landing Animal Clinic $556
4th: C.A.R.E. Centre. $300
STILL 4 WEEKS TO GO before NOV 11 FINISH:
FIRST ALBERTA CHALLENGE UPDATE on 17 OCT:
North region leads South by only $1609:
Northern Alberta leads by a difference of only $1609 in the first week of reporting, with Southern Alberta making a push to try to close the gap this week.
As of the 17 October update, leading clinics/groups are:
1st: Town Centre Veterinary Hospital $1310
2nd: Landing Animal Clinic $462
3rd: Dog and Cat Hospital $402
4th: C.A.R.E. Centre. $200
TAILS OF HELP MONTH HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 11!
DUE TO UNEXPECTED DELAY IN SHIPPING OF OUR FREE TOH MONTH KITS,
WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND TAILS OF HELP MONTH THROUGH TO FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11TH.
THANK YOU AGAIN to those clinics, groups, and businesses who have registered for OUR FIRST EVER TAILS OF HELP MONTH FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN! IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH YOU.
To add even more fun, challenge and invite your friends/rivals at another clinic, pet supply store, or other neighbouring business, to participate in Tails of Help Month with a little head-to-head competition, and make some kind of friendly wager between groups - losing team buys doughnuts for the winners or hosts them at a barbecue or washes their cars or whatever you think would be fun.
Kit deliveries - IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR KIT:
If you have registered for Tails of Help Month and have not yet received information about your FREE kit delivery, please email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org to check on delivery.
To aid in spreading the word about Tails of Help we are proud to release the October 2016 issue for our TOH newsletter. Highlights this month include: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER! - more details about the Tails of Help Month campaign starting this October; news about the first Alberta Challenge trophy competition between Northern and Southern Alberta; and more...Read More