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May 2015

President's Report 2015

SpayAid PEI has now been in successful operation for eight years and we are hopeful we can continue on as an organization. We are dedicated to eliminating pet over-population on the Island by creating and maintaining a spay/neuter assistance program, targeted to assist Island citizens most in need. We believe that facilitating sterilization services is a necessary and vital part of the non-lethal solution to the stray, unwanted, and abandoned pet crisis.

Please click here to view the full President's Report for 2015.

March 2013

President's Report 2013

SpayAid PEI has now been in successful operation for six years and we are hopeful that 2013 will be as positive. With our partner veterinary clinics, we have assisted with the spay/and neuter of 1343 companion animals on PEI. This means we have been able to give these pets the basic health care their owners could not alone afford to provide, and this we believe has had a positive effect on our sister organizations, the PEI Humane Society, and Cat Action Team in the work they do for companion animal welfare.

Please click here to view the full President's Report for 2013.

May 2012

Has SpayAid Made a Difference?

Like many similar programs in North American, since SpayAid began in 2007, decreases in admissions and euthanasia rates have been seen at our PEI Humane Society.

In 2007-08 cat intake was 1,421. By 2010 11, it had decreased to 1,059 or a reduction of 25%. In the same time period, the number of cats euthanized dropped to 414 from 897 or by 54%.


March 2012

President's Report 2012

2011, our fifth year of operation, has been another eventful and successful year for SpayAid PEI, but also a very challenging one.

With our partner veterinary clinics, I can announce that we have now assisted with the spay/and neuter of over 1000 companion animals on PEI. This means we have been able to give these pets the basic health care their owners could not alone afford to provide, and this we believe has had a positive effect on our sister organizations, the PEI Humane Society, and Cat Action Team in the work they do for companion animal welfare.

Please click here to view the full President's Report for 2012.

August - September 2011

4th Annual Art for Animals Dinner & Auction

Click here to see some of the art that will be available for auction


        

August - September 2010

SpayAid Annual Dinner and Art Auctions a Success!

        

In August and September 2010, The Pearl Cafe hosted a silent auction, with proceeds donated to SpayAid PEI. Artwork was generously donated by renowned Island artists Tony Diodati, Doreen Foster, Karen Gallant, Heather Hannon and Adam Sultan.
To view the art work, please click here.

On October 2nd SpayAid held its 3rd Annual Dinner and Art Auction at the Culinary Institute in Charlottetown, with Geoffrey Lindsay as Master of Ceremonies, and Elmer MacDonald as our auctioneer. Over twenty Island artists, and many businesses and individuals generously donated beautiful works of art and handcrafted items, along with many other wonderful items on auction. There was a great atmosphere of fun, and lively and friendly competition during the auctions!

Together, these events raised over $12,000, which will go directly to providing spay/neuter services for animals in need. Many thanks go out to all of our generous donors, sponsors and supporters.

Plans are already underway for our 2011 dinner and auction, to be held on Friday, September 23rd at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar, and keep an eye on our web site for information and previews of the wonderful artwork available.


September, 2010

Art For Animals


To view the available art work, please click here.

August, 2010

Silent Art Auction


As part of our 3rd annual Art for Animals event, the Pearl Cafe is hosting a Silent Auction during the months of August and September, 2010. Artwork has generously been donated by renowned Island artists Tony Diodati, Doreen Foster, Karen Gallant, Heather Hannon and Adam Sultan.

All proceeds go to support SpayAid PEI. To learn how to take part in this exciting event, please contact either SpayAid PEI or Pearl Cafe.

The Pearl Cafe is located at 7792 Cavendish Road, North Rustico.

The Pearl Cafe

To view the artwork, please click here.

August 13, 2009

Art For Animals


Tickets available for purchase at the P.E.I Humane Society.

March 15, 2009

SpayAid AGM 09

SpayAid PEI held it's 3rd Annual General Meeting at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown on March 8, 2009 at 2 pm. President Joy Tremblay gave the President's Report and Treasurer Heather MacLean presented the Financial Report and Budget for 2009.

SpayAid PEI By-laws dealing with the requirement for an external audit were amended by majority vote of the membership to eliminate the need for an external yearly audit at this time, due to the high cost. It was deemed that the funds reserved for an audit would be better spent on assisting more surgeries.

The current board was nominated and confirmed by acclamation, there being no other offers for board positions.

The Father's Day Basket raffle fundraiser was launched, and we are hoping volunteers will purchase tickets or help sell them to fundraise for this very valuable program. I f you are interested in selling tickets, please contact Joy Tremblay at 566-4439

Pegasus Grant awarded March 2009

Dr. Eric & Suzanne Butler, who donate money to animal welfare organizations through their Pegasus Foundation, have graciously donated $1000.00 to SpayAid PEI to help targeted low-cost spay/neuter assistance on the Island. Dr. and Mrs. Butler also fund Cat Action Team and the PEI Humane Society, and we are very proud to have our work recognized by them.
August 2008

We at SpayAid PEI have been working very hard to organize our upcoming "Art for Animals" Dinner Auction Fundraiser, which will be held Sept 13th at the Culinary Institute in Charlottetown. Tickets are $50 per person with a $25 Charitable Receipt. Seating is limited. Tables of 8 are available.

Tickets available for purchase at the PEI Humane Society,
309 Sherwood Road, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Tel: (902) 892-1190.
Or you can contact Jane Thomas at 658-2907 to purchase tickets or to make an auction donation .

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the event, we would be very glad of your help. If you are interested, please email me at joytremblay@eastlink.ca, and I will contact you. We are looking for people to help out at the dinner itself, as well as collect silent auction items.

We have had a very good year fundraising and helping low-income Islanders get their companion animals spayed and neutered. We have raised approximately $10,000 dollars this year, and helped over 170 animals live happier, healthier lives now they are vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

There are many more Islanders to help, so please don't hesitate to get involved if you want to help the companion animals of Prince Edward Island. Help Sponsor a Spay through SpayAid PEI today!
March 29,2008

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The second Annual General Meeting of SpayAid PEI Inc. will take place on April 6, 2008, at 2:00 pm, at the Atlantic Veterinary College in the upstairs Faculty Lounge (take the elevator to the fourth floor).

There will be an update on the status and progress of the program, and we will present the budget for next year. There will be an opportunity to become a member of SpayAid PEI, but everybody that is interested is welcome to attend.

Please come to hear how we try to fight pet overpopulation on PEI!


October 16, 2007

SpayAid has made some very significant progress since our inception in December 2006. Not only have we developed our SNAP program, which has included the development of a mission statement and by-laws, the establishment of a governing board of directors, design of the SpayAid logo, and completion of incorporation as a non-profit organization, we have also had the first annual meeting of our membership in May 2007. Since then we have established a screening procedure for the low-income criteria, created an application form, vaccination and surgical vouchers, procedures for payment and thanks to Paul and Emily Landry, created an excellent web site www.spayaidpei.com

Our program was officially launched in June, with our first spay/neuter at Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic, the first veterinary clinic to sign on for participation in the program. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to this caring group of professionals for their wonderful support for animal welfare on the Island. As of this date, there have been 8 surgeries completed (1 dog neuter, 1 dog spay, 2 cat neuters, 4 cat spays) as well as two full vaccinations. Vouchers for vaccinations and surgeries have been sent out for approximately 30 more clients.

We are currently preparing our application for obtaining charitable status and should be sending it off within the month.

To increase veterinary participation, the initial program was adjusted to allow for vaccinations prior to surgery, with SpayAid sponsoring part with the client and a small donation from the veterinarian.

SpayAid PEI began its program with participation of Charlottetown Veterinary Clinic and partial participation of the Miltonvale Clinic outside the city limits. Recently, Jane Thomas (secretary of SpayAid) and I have been visiting various Island veterinary practices and presenting the SpayAid program, and we are pleased to announce that Abegweit Animal Hospital, and Summerside Animal Hospital have signed on to participate in SpayAid.

We are planning to present the SpayAid program to the PEIVMA in the coming months to interest more Island veterinarians in participating. Fund-raising activities have included three raffles, membership fees, and a yard sale. Through these activities we have raised slightly less than $3,000 and our Fund-raising Committee is hard at work planning future fund-raising events.

At the moment we have a lovely handmade quilt to raffle off, and we have booked some dates at the Confederation Court Mall to sell tickets. We will also be selling tickets at the Flea Market and Farmer's Market in the coming months. This raffle will run until Mother's Day, and we hope to do very well with it, and all the proceeds will go to help Island families in need of spay/neuter assistance. If you are interested in selling tickets to friends and family, or helping sell tickets in the venues around town, please contact me at joytremblay@eastlink.ca and we can get organized to raise money!

Once again, thank you for all your support and enthusiasm for this very much needed SNAP program on PEI. We couldn't have accomplished this without the dedicated help and hard work of our terrific volunteers, and look forward to your continuing support in the coming year. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions about the program, or fund raising ideas or any other matters pertaining to SpayAid you would like to discuss.

All the best!
Joy Tremblay
President, SpayAid PEI

August 19, 2007

In discussions with our veterinarians it has been decided that vaccinations are required prior to surgery. SpayAid will assist with the cost of the vaccinations as well, so that the total cost of the procedures does not increase for the applicant. If, after submitting your application to SpayAid PEI, you are entered into the program, you will now receive two vouchers, one for vaccination, and the other for surgery.