Saturday, December 24, 2011

And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?...

Perhaps everyday life has kept you far too busy to even think about homeless and abandoned animals. But there is still time for you to consider donating now to help an animal in need. Make a wish come true for an animal and help a cat or dog to get a caring home, regular meals, love and medical care.

Only yesterday, just two days to Christmas, we received a call from Etobicoke about a dog, barely skin and bones, tied up to a tree without food or water, and another call for a dog being kept in a cold garage. We have received numerous appeals to help cats in distress.

The holiday season is not a festive time for too many animals, with a number of people abandoning their cats and dogs in pounds this time of year, or worse, on the streets.

At ORA we try to do as much as we can, but we need your help. Christmas is a time of giving, so please take a moment to remember the animals. Consider fostering a cat or dog. Volunteer, donate - and give generously.

ORA-Organization for the Rescue of Animals

"For the love and respect of all animals." | (416) 726-5762 | (416) 726-8895

Monday, December 5, 2011

ORA Holiday Fundraising Raffle: Ongoing, from now until Dec. 19th, 2011!

Kick off the holiday season with us by participating in
ORA's Fundraising Raffle for Gift Cards

Raffle tickets on sale now, with a draw to be held on Monday, December 19th, 2011. 1st prize is $300 worth of gift cards; 2nd prize is $150 worth of gift cards; and 3rd prize is a $50 gift card. Each draw ticket is $3, 2 for $5, and 5 for $10. Call 416-726-8895 to buy your tickets today, and help us to continue to rescue and care for unwanted and abused cats and dogs at

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

ORA Recap and Special Thanks | Second Cup Cocktail Party for Dogs

The Second Cup fundraising event for ORA on Sunday, November 27th was very successful!

We thank Tina, the owner of the Second Cup at 8910 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, for organizing and hosting the event.

Many thanks also to Arden for all her work, to BMW Autohaus and Holiday Pet Care for co-sponsoring the event, and to the merchants who generously donated prizes for the raffle.

We also thank Rob Hamilton for playing a wonderful "Santa" and to Shati and Vale Abbott for providing a lovely live music background to the event.

Thanks on behalf of the over 150 rescued animals in ORA's care! Vet bills, pet food and supplies for so many animals represent a constant, large expense to carry. Just think how much your cats or dogs cost you every year in vet bills and food and multiply that by at least 150. It is humongous, and ORA is funded only on private donations so we are always extremely grateful to anybody who would organize fundraising events to help out. Contact us for more info at 416 726 8895.

Here are some of the beautiful photos with Santa that were taken on Sunday at the Second Cup.

With many thanks, from Claudia Vecchio, Corinne Thaw and the Volunteers at

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