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Castlegar Garden Club grows cash for KAAP

Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society gets financial donation from garden club

The Castlegar Garden Club provided a financial boost to the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP) on Friday, July 26, 2013.

A cheque for just over $450 was presented to Laurel Mathew in the beautiful backyard garden of Judy Sayers in Castlegar. Sayers said she has put about seven years worth of work in to the garden and jokingly said he husband has started to get protective of the remaining grass areas.

Mathew said the funds would be put to immediate use.

“This year is all about helping low-income families spay and neuter their pets,” she said. “KAAP has also helped people with emergency vet bills.”

Shelters are also over-run with kittens that need to be provided with good homes said Mathew. KAAP, a registered charity, has helped over 1,000 cats and dogs since the fall of 2007.

To help with a donation, adoption or to volunteer your time, contact KAAP at 250-551-1053, or email . Donations can be mailed to KAAP, 3423 Renwick Rd., Nelson, BC V1L 6X7 or donations can be made online (one-time or monthly) through


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