Wednesday, 22 December 2010

We did it! THANK YOU!

We won $1,000 from the Shelter Challenge! Thank you all SO much for voting for Project Jessie! Your support from day 1 was just outstanding, we really cannot thank you enough. Especially at this time of year, we are reminded that there are good people in this world, working together, for the animals.

From all of us at Animal Alliance and Project Jessie, our most heartfelt thanks.

Lia and the AAC / PJ crew

P.S. That's Munch, in the pic above. Munch is a big, affectionate and charming bunny boy!

He is sweet and affectionate, curious and inquisitive. This is THE bunny for the first time adopter, or for the experienced person looking for a great companion. Because he is a big boy, he needs an environment where he can have some space to stretch out. He is not a bunny for a small cage.

He loves to jump up on the bed, or sit beside you on the couch. He is a very cuddly boy!

Munch is neutered and house trained.

If you are looking for a charming and delightful new companion, please call or e-mail Shelly at 519-940-4712 /

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Dundas Valley Deer in trouble - vote today!

For those who have voiced opposition to Hamilton's consideration of a deer cull at Iroquoia Heights - THANK YOU!

The link below is about the Dundas Valley Conservation Area where a deer hunt is now taking place. Please take a moment to read the article and vote on the poll about hunting on HCA lands.

Click on the following link for more information on Hamilton's Iroquoia Heights Deer Management Advisory Committee.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 19th, 2011, 7-10pm, in the HCA Auditorium, 838 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster. The following meeting will be held Wednesday February 16th.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the Committee's Terms of Reference and meeting Minutes. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like to address the Committee, you must contact the Secretary, Shari Faulkenham, to do so.

We need to make sure that the City implements a non-lethal approach to the deer. Please send a letter to the Mayor and Members of Council urging them to implement a non-lethal prevention programme for the deer in Iroquoia Heights and throughout the City of Hamilton.

THANK YOU all again, for being a voice for the animals.

Lia and the AAC crew

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Hurray! We did it!

We made the finals of the AVIVA community fund contest.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted - the support was awesome!

Now the finalist ideas go to the AVIVA group of judges, and winners will be announced January 25th... fingers crossed!

Today is also the last day to get your requests in for Project Jessie Christmas adoption packages. If you were planning on ordering one for that "hard to gift" person on your list, you can phone the office at 416-462-9541 or email Lia (

And while we don't recommend giving pets as gifts, if you are having a quiet holiday and were thinking of adopting a new friend for yourself, please remember that Project Jessie has many lovely animals looking for permanent homes right now. Perhaps you can find a perfect new friend to share the holidays with? Feel free to email me and I will be happy to chat with you about the creatures we have and whether there is a potential match.

Thanks everyone! And a safe and happy holiday to you and your families!

Shelly and crew

Friday, 3 December 2010

Voting ends December 15 - Please vote for Project Jessie!!

Dear animal friend,

As you probably know, Project Jessie has submitted one of the Ideas in the AVIVA Community Fund competition. If our idea is one that wins, we would get $25,000 to help Project Jessie.

Thanks to you all, we made it to the semi-finals!  So here we go!!!

The semi-final round started yesterday and continues to December 15th. People have emailed me to say that they forgot to vote some days - so I will be posting every day just for these final days of voting and emailing people who are on our e-activists list.

You do need to register once, and create your own password for their site.

To go straight to our idea every time you vote use:

Please help us out, and please pass along to your email list of friends and family.

If there is anyone that you know is voting but isn't on this list, let me know at and I would be happy to add them so that they get a daily reminder.

It would mean a great deal to the animals if we won!


Shelly Hawley-Yan
Director, Project Jessie Coordinator

Animal Alliance of Canada
221 Broadview Avenue, Suite 101
Toronto, ON M4M 2G3

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