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Paralyzed pup is going to have a very merry Christmas after all

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From The Central Alberta Humane Society

You may have seen these pictures of Angel when she came into Central Alberta Humane Society a few weeks ago. She came to us from the Town of Sylvan Lake Bylaw, found outside an apartment building. Angel was paralyzed on her hind end and was extremely emaciated and malnourished… just look at those sad eyes. We didn’t know the outcome for this poor girl, and you, our amazing supporters & donors graciously flooded Angel with kind words and donations. We are so very thankful to everyone who took a special interest in this sweet girl’s journey.

After consulting veterinarians & specialists, we learned Angel was born paralyzed & it wasn’t a result of an injury, a bit of positive news. We were told a doggy wheelchair would be the best option for her. Angel stayed in our offices and received so much love and care from our staff & volunteers, while we continued to monitor her to make sure she was eating, drinking, and putting on weight. She was, and we were thrilled to see her demeanor change from sad & nervous to a happy, fun-loving, pup! Enter feel good adoption story…

We are so grateful that Lisa happened to come across our plea for Angel on social media. She herself has a paralyzed & deaf dog named Pooter, who happily lives his life in a wheel chair. Lisa told us that something about Angel connected to her, and we felt the same with her. After she told us more about herself, her husband Jeff & their fur-babies, we knew they would be the perfect family for Angel. Incredibly, Lisa gave up her job many years ago to care for Pooter full time. There was no way he could be left alone everyday, and selflessly they both have given up so much to care for their special needs animals, but they get so much love in return too.

Yesterday we were shown that Christmas miracles do happen and these incredible adopters have proven it. Jeff and Lisa drove almost 3 hours with their paralyzed dog Pooter to meet our sweet Angel for the first time. Pooter is as incredible as his people and boy did he show Angel how a set of wheels can work!

We were excited to send Angel off into her sunset with an amazing experienced family and a new life that will include a wheelchair and round the clock care. We have never met a family more committed to their animals, Angel is in great hands. Lisa & Jeff will be creating a special Facebook page just for Angel, so that you can follow her progress and share in her new journey if you wish. We will share it on our Facebook page once it is up.

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Once again we want to thank you all for your donations, your kind words and your inspiring support for this beautiful little dog. Our staff had many happy tears saying bye to Angel. We will truly miss her playful nuzzles, her little barks and her loving snuggles. She stole many hearts during her short stay with us but we know that she will now have a chance to live her very best life. A Christmas miracle indeed!

 

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Rob Lewis named Executive Director of Youth HQ

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YOUTH HQ ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Youth HQ is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has appointed Rob Lewis as Executive Director, effective April 6, 2020. Lewis will be leaving the City of Red Deer, where he holds the role of Program Coordinator for Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

Starting in the not-for-profit industry with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat and District, Lewis is no stranger to the organization and our programs. As a former Program Director with Youth HQ, as well as his work at the national level as Western Regional Executive Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, his direct experience as well as outside experience in outcome measurement and evaluation will be assets to the organization.

“It will be really great to have someone who is already so familiar with our programs and what we do hit the ground running,” said Randy Nicholls, Board Chair with Youth HQ. “We’re looking forward to seeing his skills put to good use.”

Rob has a passion for people and looks forward to continuing to make a real difference in our community. “I’m grateful to be moving into a position where I can support a team of outstanding staff to maximize their impact with youth across central Alberta,” Lewis shared. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for me in this role.”

The Board would like to take the opportunity to give kudos and thanks to Dawn Flanagan for her leadership as Acting Executive Director of Youth HQ during this period of transition. Her willingness to take on this challenging role at a time when her skills were greatly needed is a true testament to how important she is to this organization. Dawn will continue in the role of Acting Executive Director until Rob begins in April.

About Youth HQ

Youth HQ, along with its affiliates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer & District and Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer & District, offers numerous programs and services that support children, youth and families. We all need to ensure our children and youth have accessible, low barrier, safe places to go. Youth HQ thanks our community, stakeholders and funders who enable us to do so.

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Support the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre today!

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