Creston-Kootenay Foundation helping fund Pet Adoption and Welfare Society

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The newest community fund for the Creston-Kootenay Foundation (CKF) is an animal welfare fund set up by PAWS (Pet Adoption and Welfare Society).

“They are our friends, family members and companions,” said a PAWS press release. “They are our pets, and when they pass away, we mourn. We need a way to honour their memory.”

PAWS past-president Carol Freeman-Ryll wanted to get the fund rolling by making an initial contribution. The interest on this fund will benefit PAWS each year. Animal lovers can contribute to this fund by making a donation to CKF, of cash, investments, insurance policies or a legacy in their will, or as a memorial to their pet.

PAWS also offers a memorial garden for interment of pet ashes and, if chosen, a plaque of identification. This lovely garden is always open for visitation at the PAWS facility on Lower Wynndel Road.

To contribute to the animal welfare fund with CKF, contact Ted Hutchinson at or Heather Suttie at 250-428-7784.