Shelter Spotlight: Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation

Kate Barrington
by Kate Barrington
Best known for his loud suits and as a no-hold-barred NHL hockey commentator, Don Cherry also has a soft spot for pets – that’s why he started Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation.

Pet rescues and shelter organizations all over the world take in abused and abandoned pets, giving them a new home and a new lease on life. Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation exists to make it possible for those organizations to keep doing what they are doing by providing financial assistance and by educating the public about animal welfare topics.

What is Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation?

Don Cherry, a Canadian pet lover, believes that there is no greater cause than giving time and resources to pets in need. Cherry is a firm believer that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals and he has made it his mission to support the good work of animal lovers in Canada.

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Don Cherry’s Rescue Foundation is not another animal shelter or rescue operation – it exists to raise support and awareness for those who make it their life’s mission to support animals in need. The foundation’s mission statement says it all – “Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation will provide financial assistance to registered pet rescue organizations and educate the public on animal welfare across Canada”. The foundation is supported by proceeds from the sale of Simply Pets products.

While providing financial assistance for pet rescue organization is the foundation’s main goal, they also take seriously the task of raising awareness for animal welfare as well. The Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation website provides detailed information about adopting rescue pets and on the importance of having your pet spayed or neutered.

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The website offers a warning about the horrors of puppy mills and about the advantages of fostering pets in need. By providing all of these resources, the Don Cherry Pet Rescue Foundation does more than just support rescue organizations – it helps to empower pet lovers all over Canada to take their own actions in support of animal welfare.

How Can You Help Out?

If you believe in the mission of Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation, there are many ways in which you can help. You can make a monetary donation to the foundation or to one of the organization it supports, or you can go the extra mile to host a fundraising event. The foundation’s website provides all of the information you need to plan and execute your event to ensure that the event is run smoothly and legally.

You can find application forms on the foundation’s website and you can contact them directly by email if you have further questions. The application is a two-step process that the foundation takes very seriously to ensure that their money goes where it is needed most and they are very open and honest about where the funds they receive go so the foundation’s integrity is never called into question.

There are countless homeless and helpless pets out there and Don Cherry’s Pet Rescue Foundation is doing their part to provide what help they can. If you support the foundation’s mission, consider making a donation of time or money to this great cause.

Kate Barrington
Kate Barrington

Kate Barrington is the loving owner of two cats (Bagel and Munchkin) and a noisy herd of guinea pigs. Having grown up with golden retrievers, Kate has a great deal of experience with dogs but labels herself a lover of all pets. Having received a Bachelor's degree in English, Kate has combined her love for pets and her passion for writing to create her own freelance writing business, specializing in the pet niche.

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