ZITA'S ARC (ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER) IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY CARING SUPPORTERS WHO GIVE US DEALS AND DISCOUNTS, SEND OVER SNACKS FOR THE ANIMALS, WHO ENCOURAGE ME WHEN THINGS ARE TOUGH, WHO CHEER ME UP WHEN I GET SAD DUE TO LOSING SOMEONE, AND WHO ALSO GENEROUSLY HELP WHEN THE BANK IS DRY (quite often). THE ANIMALS AND THE CENTER COULD NOT EXIST AS WELL WITHOUT THEIR HELP. I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM FOR ALWAYS BEING HERE FOR ALL THE ANIMALS. WE ALL LOVE THEM FOR IT! SO PLEASE SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS IN APPRECAITION OF WHAT THEY DO FOR US HERE AT ZITA'S ARC (ANIMALS RESCUE CENTER).

BUSINESSES:

DR DOUG QUESNEL IS THE ARC'S MOBILE BEST FRIEND. HE GENEROUSLY DONATES HIS TIME AND RESOURCES FOR THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE ANIMALS. HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND LAID BACK APPROACH IS EXAMPLARY. HE'S ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY, EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN AN EMERGENCY. SO THANK YOU DOUG FOR CARING SO MUCH AND FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE WHEN NEEDED. YOU ARE A GEM AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU. SO IF ANY OF YOU READERS WANT TO MEET THE COOLEST 'OLD SCHOOL' VET AROUND HE CAN BE REACHED AT: 250.954.9957.

CHASE RIVER VETERINARY HOSPITAL - DR. IAN LAWRIE AND ALL THE STAFF AT THE VET HOSPITAL ARE TRULY THE BEST. WITHOUT THEIR VAST KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE IN VET MEDICINE THE ANIMALS AT THE A.R.C. WOULD NOT BE AS HAPPY AND AS HEALTHY AS THEY ARE. DR LAWRIE AND HIS STAFF ARE CARING, PROFESSIONAL AND APPROACHABLE WHICH COMMANDS RESPECT. THANK YOU FOR THE GENEROUS DISCOUNT THAT WE RECEIVE AND FOR ALWAYS MAKING US FEEL SO SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT WHEN WE ARE THERE. SO PLEASE SUPPORT THEM BY CHOOSING THEM IF NEEDED AT www.chaserivervet.ca or 250.591.4050.

WINCHELSEA MOBILE VETERINARY SERVICES - DR. TYLER STITT OFFERS AN INCREDIBLE MOBILE VET SERVICE IN CASES OF REAL EMERGENCY. JUST KNOWING THAT HE IS ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY IS SUCH A RELEIF. HIS FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND HANDS ON APPROACH TO VET MEDICINE IS EXCEPTIONAL. HE IS TRULY A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH. THANK YOU TYLER FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE ON SUCH SHORT NOTICE. PLEASE SUPPORT HIS SERVICES BY VISITING www.winchelseavetservices.ca OR BY CALLING 250.667.5534 (I HAVE THIS # MEMORIZED LIKE 911).

ISLAND VETERINARY HOSPITAL - MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING VETERINARIAN - DR KEN LANGELIER AND THE REST OF THE STAFF AT THE CLINIC ARE A COMPASSIONATE, CARING BUNCH WHO'S PROFESSIONALISM, GREAT WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MAKES THEM TRULY A REMARKABLE TEAM. THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR US AND DOING MORE THAN EXPECTED. ALL THE ANIMALS AT THE ARC REALLY APPRECIATE IT. PLEASE CHECK OUT THEIR COOL WEBSITE AT www.islandvet.com OR CALL 250.753.1288 IF YOU NEED AN EXCELLENT HEALTH CARE TEAM FOR YOUR PETS.

EDGARDO AT THE CEDAR MEDICINE SHOPPE IS THE BEST. HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE OF ILLNESSES, SYMPTOMS AND MEDICATIONS, INCREDIBLE EXPERTISE ON HEALTH AND HEALING, AND CARE FOR ALL THE ANIMALS IS PROFOUND. HE IS ALWAYS EAGER TO COME UP WITH INNOVATIVE WAYS TO ADMINISTER MEDS, MIX NEW FLAVOURINGS, AND COME UP WITH GREAT IDEAS FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES. EDGARDO IS SUCH A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH AS HE IS SO KIND AND HELPFUL. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US, ESPECIALLY IN REAL EMERGENCIES. PLEASE SUPPORT HIS SHOPPE BY FILLING YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS THERE. YOU'LL BE SO GLAD YOU DID. 1834 CEDAR RD IN THE VILLAGE. PHONE: 250.323.8688. EMAIL: ms0352@store.medicineshoppe.ca.

SHAR-KARE FEEDS AND PET SUPPLIES - CINDY AND DAVE ARE SUCH SWEETHEARTS AND THEY BOTH TREAT ME LIKE ROYALTY / V.I.P. THEY ARE SO AMAZING AT THE WELLINGTON AVE LOCATION. I HAVE BEEN BUYING ALL THE FEED AND FARM SUPPLIES HERE FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. SHAR-KARE IS ALWAYS THERE TO MAKE SURE THE ANIMALS ALWAYS GET THE BEST OF WHAT THEY NEED. THANK YOU CINDY AND DAVE FOR EVERYTHING THROUGH ALL THESE YEARS. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST. SO PLEASE SUPPORT THEM BY VISITING THEIR STORES OR AT www.sharkare.com.

GORGEOUS BOARDS CUSTOM SAWMILL - JIM STARR, OWNER AND OPERATOR, IS THE OCCASIONAL DONATOR OF THE BEDDING FOR THE BARN AND COOPS. I GO AND PICK UP LARGE LOADS OF SOFTWOOD SHAVINGS THAT ALWAYS SMELL SO NICE. THANK YOU JIM FOR KEEPING ALL THE ANIMALS DRY, HEALTHY AND HAPPY. IF YOU NEED ANY SAWMILLING DONE PLEASE VISIT JIM AT 2059 WELLINGTON RD, NANAIMO, BC OR CALL 250.616.8748.

GLAROS STUDIOS - ANGELLOS GLAROS, CUSTOM ARTIST, GENEROUSLY DONATES HIGH QUALITY WOOD SHAVINGS FOR THE BEDDING IN THE BARN AND COOPS WHICH ALWAYS MAKES THE PLACES SMELL SO NICE. THANK YOU ANGELLOS FOR KEEPING ALL THE ANIMALS DRY, HEALTHY AND HAPPY. ANGELLOS DOES AMAZING ROD IRON WORKS, STUNNING SCULPTURES, FINITE FURNITURE AND UNIQUE CARVINGS FOR HIGH END HOMES AND OFFICES. PLEASE CHECK OUT HIS GALLERY AT www.westcoastarts.com. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A CUSTOM PIECE YOU CAN CALL ANGELLOS AT 250.714.3695.

DONE RIGHT ROOFING - DEREK AT DONE RIGHT ROOFING HAS GENEROUSLY DONATED LOTS OF BRAND NEW ROOFING SHINGLES FOR ALL OUR WATERPROOFING NEEDS (COMPOST BIN LIDS, ETC). ALSO WE USE THE SHINGLES AS SLIP PROOFING ON ALL THE WOODEN BOARDWALKS (IN PLACE TO COMBAT THE MUD) TO PREVENT INJURIES. THANKS TO DEREK MANY DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SAVED ON HEFTY VET BILLS DUE TO FALLING INJURIES. WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. PLEASE SUPPORT HIM IN RETURN AND CONTACT DEREK IF YOU NEED ANY ROOFING DONE: 250.619.2042.

PAT TURNER FERRIER SERVICES - PAT TAKES CARE OF THE HORSES HOOVES WHICH IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PART OF THIER HEALTH. HIS GENTLE APPROACH AND CALM DEMEANOUR ALLOWED THE BOYS TO RELAX AND GET USED BEING HANDLED BY A MALE (AS THEY USED TO BE ABUSED BY ONE THEY WERE AFRAID OF GUYS).  NOW, ALL THESE YEARS LATER THE HORSES LOOK FORWARD TO "GETTING THEIR NAILS DONE". SO IF YOU NEED FERRIER SERVICES PLEASE CALL PAT AT 250.722.2958.

BEV MITCHELL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST - ALTHOUGH BEV IS CERTIFIED FOR HUMAN PATIENTS, SHE NEVER HESITATES TO JUMP IN AND ASSIST WITH MOBILITY OR HEALTH ISSUES. BEV HAS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON GENERAL HEALTH, BODY FUNCTIONS AND EXERCISE. SHE IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR US ALL TO KEEP AN ACTIVE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. WE ENJOY DISCUSSING GARDENNING AND HEALTHY EATING. BEV LOVES ALL THE ANIMALS AND IS ALWAYS EAGER TO COME BUY WITH SOME SNACKS FOR EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT FOR ALL THESE YEARS BEV. IF ANY OF YOU NEED BEV'S EXERCISE OR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT HER AT 250.816.7837.


ANTEX PEST CONTROL SERVICES - STEVE, THE OWNER AND OPERATOR OF ANTEX, IS A FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, SUPER KNOWLEDGEABLE PEST CONTROL GUY WHO IS A MUST TO KNOW. HE CONTINUALLY ASSISTS THE ARC WITH ALL OUR RODENT AND OTHER PEST ISSUES. THANK YOU STEVE FOR ALL YOUR HELP! IF YOU NEED ANY PEST CONTROL SERVICES PLEASE VISIT HIS WEBSITE AT www.antex.ca OR CALL HIM AT 250.713.4739. YOU'LL BE SO GLAD YOU DID.

MJR TREE SERVICE HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY GIVING THE ARC ANIMALS A DEAL ON CLEARING AND TOPPING DANGEROUS TREES. THANK YOU JAYSON AND TYLER FOR KEEPING THE ANIMALS SAFE AND BEING SO CARING AND KIND. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTFULLNESS. IF YOU READERS NEED ANY TREE WORK PLEASE CONTACT JAYSON AT 250.616.8906.

 INDIVIDUALS:

 PAT K. - PAT IS OUR FARM TRUCK / EQUIPMENT MECHANIC. HE IS ALWAYS THERE TO OFFER GENEROUS TIME, ENERGY AND EFFORT WHEN IT COMES TO THE OLD '77 F-250 AND ALL SMALL ENGINES ON THE FARM. PAT IS ALSO THERE FOR ENCOURAGEMENT AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WHEN NEEDED. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THROUGHOUT ALL THE YEARS. WE APPRECIATE IT GREATLY!

RICHARD W. - RICHARD IS NEVER TOO FAR TO GIVE A HELPING HAND WITH ONE OF THE ANIMALS (BANDAGING ZABA'S LEGS) OR ADVICE ON THE GARDEN / GREENHOUSE (WHICH OFFERS MANY OF THE ANIMALS SNACKS AT LUNCHTIME). HE ALSO OFTEN BRINGS OVER GOODIES FOR EVERYONE FROM HIS OWN GARDEN OR KITCHEN. THESE GESTURES ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED AND THANKED BY ALL.

TERESA R. - TERESA'S LOVE FOR THE ANIMALS IS UNPARALLELED. SHE IS ALWAYS RELENTLESS AT SENDING OVER DELICIOUS SNACKS FOR EVERYONE. THIS KIND ACT IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED BY ALL. THANK YOU TERESA!

DAVE C. - DAVE IS OUR SPIRITUAL ADVISOR. HE ALWAYS SEEMS TO APPEAR RIGHT WHEN WE NEED HIM THE MOST. WE ALL AGE AND EVENTUALLY PASS AWAY. WHEN THIS HAPPENS WITH ONE OF MY BELOVED PETS IT TAKES A HUGE EMOTIONAL TOLL ON ME EVERY TIME. DAVE ALWAYS HAS THE RIGHT THINGS TO SAY AT THE RIGHT TIMES TO ELLIVIATE SOME OF THE PAIN AND MAKE ME UNDERSTAND THE AWFUL PARTS OF GRIEVING AND DEATH. THANK YOU DAVE FOR ALWAYS APPEARING WHEN NEEDED!

KLARA S. - KLARA IS A GREAT CONTRIBUTOR OF MANY USEFUL THINGS ON THE FARM SUCH AS FEED/WATER BUCKETS / BOWLS, TOWELS, BLANKETS, FABRICS, SEWING MACHINES, VACUUM CLEANERS, GREENHOUSE ACCESSORIES, GARDENNING TOOLS / SUPPLIES, SMALL FURNITURE, AND OF COURSE SNACKS. THIS SEEMS TO BE AGAIN THE MOST WELCOMED GESTURE BY ALL. KLARA IS AMAZING AT SOURCING OUT AND FINDING NEEDED ITEMS FOR FREE. SHE IS ALSO AN EXCELLENT HELP WHEN IT COMES TO PAINTING THINGS (SIDING, WALLS, FENCES, BUILDING, ETC). ALSO KLARA'S STRONG EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DURING SAD TIMES IS PRICELESS. HER ENDLESS LOVE AND DEVOTION TO ALL THE ANIMALS IS INVALUABLE. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THROUGHOUT ALL THE YEARS! WE APPRECIATE IT MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW. 

MIKE G. - MIKE HAS BEEN SO GENEROUS WITH HIS TIME AND TREE EXPERTISE THAT HE VOLUNTEERED TO TOP SOME DANGEROUS TREES ON THE PROPERTY. HIS HARD WORK AND TIME IS GREATLY THANKED BY US ALL. ALSO, EVERY FALL MIKE DROPS OFF A FEW HUGE BOXES OF APPLES FROM HIS GARDEN FOR ALL THE ANIMALS. THIS IS SUCH A SWEET GESTURE APPRECIATED BY EVERYONE. THANKS MIKE FOR YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS ABOUT EVERYTHING! YOU'RE GREAT!

UNCLE CLYDE - UNCLE CLYDE AND I OFTEN ENJOY MANY LENGTHY AND INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PIGEONS, PEACOCKS, DUCKS, CHICKENS, DOGS, CATS, FLOWERS, GARDENNING, PLANTS, ETC. WE SHARE MANY INTERESTS. UNCLE CLYDE HAS SO MUCH LIFE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OUR MANY COMMON INTERESTS, AND HE IS ALWAYS EAGER TO SHARE THESE WITH US TO BETTER OUR PLACE. THANKS FOR THE GREAT CONVERSATIONS AND ADVICE UNCLE CLYDE. WE LOVE YOU!

JIM B - JIM IS THE HEAD OF THE LOCAL 4H CLUB AND HE IS ALWAYS A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANIMALS' HEALTH, HABITS AND PERSONALITIES. HE HAS MANY SIMILAR ANIMALS SO WE OFTEN COMPARE NOTES ON MANY THINGS RELATED TO THE DIFFERENT PETS WE HAVE. AGAIN, HE IS ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY AND NEVER HESITATES TO OFFER ADVICE OR HELP OUT. SO THANK YOU JIM FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE WHEN NEEDED! WE ALL APPRECIATE IT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOVLED WITH THE LOCAL 4H CLUB PLEASE CALL JIM AT 250.668.5896.

STEVE D. - STEVE IS THE BLOOD OF THE CENTER ALLOWING EVERYTHING TO FLOW SMOOTHLY. HE ALWAYS HELPS WITH BUILDING AND FIXING THINGS, DONATING $, SNACKS, TOOLS AND SUPPLIES, OFFERING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WHEN THINGS ARE DOWN, ENCOURAGING NEW IDEAS AND PLANS, ........WE COULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT HIM. KNOWING THAT HE'S ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY 24/7 IS PRICELESS. THANK YOU STEVE FOR EVERYTHING. WE ALL OWE YOU HUGE!

MIKE R. - MIKE LIVES OUT OF TOWN BUT HE IS ALWAYS EAGER TO LEND A HELPING HAND WHEN NEEDED AND CREATES THE TIME IN HIS BUSY SCHEDULE FOR THE ANIMALS. HE USUALLY HELPS WITH LOADING OF HAY INTO STORAGE,  CUT UP FIREWOOD AND MANY OTHER TASKS. MIKE IS ALWAYS A BIG SUPPORTER OF NEW IDEAS, ENCOURAGES US IN NEW ENDEAVOURS AND NEVER HESITATES TO DONATE TO THE A.R.C. WHEN HE SEES THE NEED. THANK YOU MIKE FOR YOUR CONTINUED GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS.

CELIA: - CELIA HAS BEEN THE ARC'S BEST VOLUNTEER WHO HAS HELPED US ON MANY OCCASIONS WITH SOME OF THE EVENING CHORES. CELIA'S KIND, CALM AND GENTLE NATURE IS LIKED BY ALL THE ARC RESIDENTS. SHE HAS LEARNT ALMOST EVERYONE'S NAMES BY NOW, WHICH IS NOT A SMALL TASK. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING CELIA. YOU ARE SO BRAVE AND GREAT!

PREVIOUS FINANCIAL DONORS:

STEVE D.

MIKE R.

EDWIN V.

PAT C.

IMRE S.

RICHARD AND JACYNTHE D.

BRIAN AND BRENDA A.

TERESA AND CHUCK R.

KELLY AND STEVE R.

GARY S.

ALANA B.

MARIA D.

BELINDA D.

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