Cochranites looking to stock up on great reads without breaking the bank while supporting the Cochrane and Area Humane Society (CAHS) will be able to do both at their annual spring book sale, April 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their office at 62 Griffin Industrial Pt.
Representatives from CAHS said they will have hundreds of titles for browsers to choose from, including best-selling novels, informative non-fiction, gripping thrillers, and much more.
All proceeds from the book sale will go toward supporting the animals in need at the Cochrane-based shelter. The humane society is a registered charity that is not government-funded, so they rely heavily on donors and the community to support animals in need.
CAHS started accepting books April 4, and will only accept current fiction and non-fiction, which means no encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, dictionaries or Reader’s Digest back-issues.
As an open-door animal shelter, CAHS sees many animals arrive in poor physical condition.
They see countless animals with broken bones, severe injuries, skin diseases such as mange, infectious and contagious life-threatening diseases such as panleukopenia, parvovirus, and distemper (which are most often fatal if not treated) and various other illnesses and traumatic injuries such as burns or lacerations.
Many of these animals show up at the facility requiring emergent care and often longer-term support.
For 25 years, CAHS has been providing food, shelter, medical care, behavioural rehabilitation, and the opportunity for adoption to unwanted, surrendered, lost, and unclaimed animals. They also promote responsible pet ownership through educational and outreach programs, rural spay/neuter programs, and public fundraising events.
One of those educational programs, the Speak Dog Seminar, is coming up on April 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The seminar is aimed at helping pet owners learn how to better communicate with dogs by reading their subtle body language and understanding the different levels of their language through lecture, photos, and videos. The seminar will have a strong focus on how to set up dogs for success by reading both human and dog body language and advocating for the pet in a positive way.
For more information, go to cochranehumane.ca.
A 50/50 raffle fundraiser will run until June 30, celebrating CAHS’s 25th anniversary, with a chance to win up to $125,000.
Each year medical and animal care costs amount to well over $125,000, making this fundraiser critical to supporting those ever-increasing expenses.
The 50/50 link can be found at rafflebox.ca/raffle/cochranehumane