Craig Bakay | Jul 24, 2019
When you run a home for geriatric dogs, there are always expenses.
One way Sheba’s Haven Rescue has found to help defray costs is to set up a booth at craft fairs and shows. It helps them spread their message about providing a home for older animals and brings in a little money at the same time.
Last weekend, they set up a booth at Fantasy In The Forest, where Faye Wan was selling her daughter, Jennifer’s, spirit and healing dolls (Wandering Souls Art), with 50 per cent of the proceeds going directly to Sheba’s Haven.
“The dolls are a talisman against evil and negativity,” Wan said. “Jennifer is a (dog) foster mom herself and makes the dolls to raise funds.”
And that’s a good deal, said Bill McCormick, who along with his partner, Catherine Pokrywa, runs Sheba’s Haven.
“It’s dogs in, dogs out,” he said. “All the time and there’s always a need for funding.
“We have 19 dogs living with us and seven to foster.
“We don’t have a place to put another dog dish.”
But McCormick doesn’t mind.
“It’s all a labour of love,” he said. “They (the dogs) don’t complain when I come home.”
Sheba’s Haven is a three-acre fenced-in property on Sunbury Road in South Frontenac that rescues palliative dogs with life-limiting con-curative illnesses, allowing them to live out their lives in a well-balanced environment where they are part of the family.
It’s a non-profit organization that relies on public donations.
On Wednesday mornings, residents of Sheba’s Haven often visit the residents of Fairmount Home for a mutually beneficial exchange.
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