The Moose Jaw Humane Society held their annual book store at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company over the past 4 months, as well as hosting their 4 Paws Progressive 50/50, giving away $2,500 to the lucky ticket winner. The extended sale also brought in a lot for the shelter - around $10,000 before costs are subtracted.
Dana Haukus with the Humane Society explained what happens next with the money they've raised.
"The money that is raised from that lottery will go right back to our local shelter right here in Moose Jaw, and it goes towards our biggest expense by far - our vet care - so that's the spaying, neutering, any emergency care for any animals that come in. It also covers their vaccinations, deworming to get them a healthy start before they head off to their forever homes."
"We are always looking for new foster familes or volunteers to come and cuddle the cats that are at the shelter. Maybe take a dog for a walk. Help us sort some Sarcan. The Sarcan program runs year round at the shelter - if you're having some people over for a drink on the weekend and you don't want to stand in line, you can bring your bottles right on down to the shelter."
Not only did the Humane Society benefit from the book sale, but they were also able to find new homes for a number of furry friends.
"We actually had a record number of adopted cats go through the shelter. Quite often people just like to come and pet them but this year we had a total of 8 cats get adopted from right here at the book store."