Animal rescue

Animal rescue group raises much-needed support –

The Westman Animal Rescue is based in Boissevain and during Streetfest volunteers managed to raise over $1,000.

Workers spent part of last Saturday serving food at a barbecue lunch.

Rhonda Kleebaum is a volunteer and was just happy that they could come out and do a fundraising event.

“We raise funds to help pay for the care and welfare of all animals that we have in our care or custody, however you look at it. It allows us to do what we need to do to make sure we can get them adopted.

Kleebaum says that means getting control and perfect health before they can go anywhere.

“We appreciate the support, especially the co-op for sponsoring the barbecue, as we couldn’t have done it without them,” Kleebaum said.

Westman Animal Rescue has continued its work throughout the pandemic and now the group is doing more community outreach and fundraising to help cover their costs and find people to foster cats and dogs.

“We can have more than a dozen animals at a time. I foresee a problem coming with more cats and kittens and that is very unfortunate,” said Rhonda Kleebaum.

Anyone interested in fostering animals is encouraged to contact members of Westman Animal Rescue.