Upcoming Events 2017
Meet the Author - Sally Barnes, author of the new book "Unleased" is doing a reading and book signing at the Picton branch library on Tuesday October 17th from 6-7:30pm. Copies of the book will be for sale and you can purchase a copy with 40% of the proceeds going to the LHS! Thank you to the library and to Sally! Details can be downloaded here
From the PURR Facebook page:
If you're thinking about entering a team for the Picton Ultimate Road Rally, you must be registered by September 22. The September 30th event starts with people gathering at the Prince Edward Curling Club in Picton anytime after 9 a.m. where we will have complimentary coffee, tea and baked goodies to fuel you up and then at about 9:45 a.m. you will receive your instructions and following that, cars will leave the lot at 2 minute intervals to head out on the route. You will be back at the Curling Club by no later than 1:30 where you will enjoy a complimentary chili lunch provided by 7 time Legion Chili Champ, Martin Weiland, while we calculate the scores. Prizes will be awarded for first place and runner up teams. There will also be door prizes and raffle prizes to be won. Don't miss out on this fun day and remember, all proceeds go to the Loyalist Humane Society !!
Thank you to everyone who donated to/attended our annual yard sale!
ADOPTION DAY JUNE 17
We are holding an adoption day at the shelter Saturday June 17th from 11am - 2pm. We will have special pricing for this day only! Hope to see you there
Join Julian Gallo, Lenni Stewart and Lorain Sine at Glenwood Chapel (47 Ferguson St., Picton) on Sunday June 25th for another Katnip Tea event. Tickets are $10 at the door and light refreshments will be served. There is a live auction at 1:30 pm as well as a silent auction. The concert starts at 2pm.
ANNUAL YARD SALE
We will be holding our annual garage sale Friday July 28th to Sunday July 30th (depending on inventory).
SAVE IT FORWARD - NO FRILLS PICTON
We want to send out a special thanks to No Frills in Picton for donating to us through their #Saveitforward Campaign! Check their hashtag on Facebook and Twitter to see some of the great charities they support (including us!)
E-Waste Collection @ PECI
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) is holding their annual e-waste day May 6, 2017 from 9am - 1pm at 41 Barker Street in Picton. Please drop off your e-waste to ensure it is disposed of properly. They are also accepting old tires for proper disposal. Proceeds go to the LHS - hope to see you there!
4th Annual Fill-A-Truck @ the Trenton Walmart!
April is Pet Appreciation Month at Pet Valu Picton and they have events running all month long. Check their Facebook page to RSVP to any of their events. As a quick summary, here is what they are offering:
April 1st - Kiss the Cat (aka TJ's Kissing Booth) / Shake a Paw
April 1 - 14 - Photo Contest
April 8 - Small Animal Race(s)
April 14 - Cupcake Day
April 21-23 - Adoption Weekend + BBQ
April 29 - Pet Party
Also as a reminder, their silent auction runs to April 23rd
We hope to see you out!
Lorain Sine Family & Friends Christmas Concert
Saturday December 17th @ 2pm
Wellington United Church
Tickets are $15 at the door
We hope to see you there!
With all the cats at the shelter we go through a lot of blankets! We are always happy to have people take a load or two to do at home (wash, dry, fold and bring it back - that's it!). If you can help out, please give us a call. The cats appreciate a clean and warm bed! Thank you
Are you looking for a dog and cat duo? We are helping to re-home Jake and Charlie - please contact their current owners if you are interesting in adopting the pair
UPCOMING EVENT - AUGUST 11, 2016
On Thursday August 11 at our facilities we will be dedicating a memory garden. There will be a demo by Winstead Dogs and a vocal solo by Julian Gallo. All are welcome to attend.
A few things to note:
-the dedication will be outdoors so please dress accordingly to the weather
-we do not have a public washroom facility so please utilize a washroom before attending
-unfortunately we will not have time for tours of the facilities and/or tours for adoptions this day. If you would like to have a tour, please give us a call and we would be happy to schedule an appointment for another day!
Thank you and we hope to see you there!
UPDATE - YARD SALE
Thank you so much to everyone who donated and attended our annual yard sale. It was a great success and raised $3,140!
Lorain Sine & Friends - Country Gospel Concert
Lorain is hosting another concert benefit for the LHS on Sunday July 10th at Wellington United Church. The concert is 2-4pm and tickets are $15 at the door. Hope to see you there!
The Quinte Isle Bluegrass festival was a great success. The silent auction raised $2,000 for the LHS! Congratulations to those who won and thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and attended!
Fill the Truck -- May 2016
Thanks again to Christopher for hosting another Fill the Truck event in Trenton! He raised approximately 300lbs of dry cat food, 200 cans of wet cat food and plenty of litter, cleaners, treats and toys! We also received pop cans and LCBO returns as well as $650 cash. Thank you to everyone who donated!
Katnip Tea - June 26, 2016
The second annual Katnip Tea, a benefit concert and auction for the Loyalist Humane Society, was held on Sunday, June 26 at the Bloomfield United Church.
Headlining this popular event were tenor Julian Gallo (Wally Williamson), vocalist Lenni Stewart, flautist Colleen Galway, and accompanist Tom Dietzel.
The live auction was conducted by Adam Miller of County Traders. A silent auction also took place.
Adam Miller is seen with Anne Moffatt, the shelter manager, auctioning the rights to the names of the 3 kittens.
This year’s Katnip Tea was dedicated to the memory of Zeke, a very special cat who, sadly, crossed the Rainbow Bridge recently. Katnip Tea raised an impressive 3,500 this year! Thank you!
Do you hate having to take back your liquor bottles and cans? If so, David of "Many Happy Returns" would love to take them off your hands! He is a very generous young man who collects LCBO and Beer Store returns for charity. Every time he reaches $100 he gives a cheque to a charity of his choice. As you can see, the LHS was lucky enough to be his charity pick at the end of April. If you're interested in using David's services, please check out his Facebook page here
REMINEDER! Quinte Bluegrass: Sweet Music for Loyalist Humane Society Cats.
From May 27-29, 2016, Quinte’s Isle Campark will echo to the melody of all-Canadian Bluegrass music as bands from near and far come together in their eight annual celebration. The event will feature popular groups such as Dusty Drifters, Shine, Switchback Rd, Concession 23, Sweetgrass, and County Rd 44 among others. This family-friendly event has grown in popularity from year to year, with more and more campers and other visitors coming to sample County hospitality.
This year again, the Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration has chosen to donate the proceeds from their popular May 28 silent auction to the Loyalist Humane Society. The Loyalist Humane Society (LHS) is a non-profit charitable organization located in Prince Edward County, on County Road 4 west of Picton. The LHS provides care for animals without homes. While their ultimate goal is to find each pet a new and loving Forever Home, they are a no-kill shelter with a big enough heart to keep un-adopted pets in a loving environment over their lifetimes. The LHS receives no government funding and relies solely on its valued volunteers, generous community support, and the kindness of organizations such as the Quinte’s Isle Bluegrass Celebration.
We hope all music-lovers will come out to enjoy the Celebration, welcome the musicians and their out-of-town fans, and support the silent auction. LHS cats love mewsic!
For more information or to donate, please contact Gilles Robert at (613) 394-2674 or email@example.com. Our websites are www.quintebluegrass.com and www.loyalisthumanesociety.com.
UPCOMING EVENT - MAY 28
The 4H Small Animal Club is holding a bake sale and having a petting zoo May 28th from 10am - noon. It is being held at the County Farm Centre on Cold Storage Road in Picton. Proceeds from the event are going to the LHS and Black Jack Rabbit Rescue. We will have some available kittens there too!
Pet Valu PAWS
The PAWS event at Pat Valu Picton is always a big success! There are events all month - please click here to see their Facebook page for details.
NEW APRIL 25
The Quinte Isle Bluegrass Festival is back for 2016! May 27th-29th, we invite you to attend the Bluegrass festival at Quinte Isle Campground. There is a silent auction on May 28th with proceeds going to the LHS. Hope to see you there!
And even though it's a bit early to announce - our annual garage sale will be the August long weekend. More details to come!
As spring approaches, we would like to take this time to remind everyone to spay and neuter their pets! Once the warmer weather comes, so do the litters of kittens.
As well, we'd like to say a quick thank you to 8 year old Seth (pictured below) who - for the SECOND time - used his birthday as an opportunity to collect donations for the shelter. Thanks to Seth and his family & friends for their generosity!
Time for spring cleaning! Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) is holding an e-waste day on April 23rd. Bring your e-waste to 41 Barker Street in Picton to dispose of it properly. Proceeds go to the LHS. Hope to see you there!
***NEW MARCH 15, 2016***
We want to extend a great big thank you to Grace and Taylor (pictured) for donating $120 to the LHS this spring.
These young ladies sold hot chocolate to raise the funds but this isn't the first time they've donated - they have also sold lemonade and went caroling at Christmas to raise money! Grace and Taylor (both 10 years old) are both members of the AAC animal awareness club in Ottawa and we are very appreciative that they selected us as their charity to donate to! Thank you to Grace, Taylor and their family and friends for supporting us.
***UPDATE MARCH 24***
Wow! The generosity of the youth in our community is outstanding. We'd like to extend thanks to 8-year-old Jake who used his birthday to help raise money and donated goods for the LHS. Thanks to Jake, his family and friends for thinking of us and being so generous!
In lieu of birthday gifts, Austin (left) asked his friends to donate food. He was able to collect 70lbs worth of food for the shelter! Thanks Austin and Ethan for coming to drop off your donation - the cats will certainly enjoy it!
We would like to say a special thank you to the Prince Edward County Quilters Guild for making the beautiful quilts (pictured) that fit perfectly into our cat cages. They are so lovely and add a pop of colour to the shelter - the cats think they are comfy too!
On December 19, Lorain Sine will be holding her annual Christmas concert at Wellington United Church. Tickets are $15 at the door and proceeds will go to the LHS. We hope to see you there!
Thank you to the volunteers and guests who attended the "Creative Cat Craft Sale" the weekend of November 21st. The sale raised $250 - thank you!
We have officially established the "Magnolia Fund" - now your donations can be specifically set aside for cats who need emergency surgery involving amputation. Pictured is Magnolia who lost her rear leg due to an injury. For more informtion on the fund, please visit our Donations page.
This fall we have had some absolutely wonderful donations from the local community. Above is TJ from Pet Valu Picton showing off the goods donated by customers - it's estimated to be about $4,000 worth of goods! Thank you so much to all who donated!
Below is a photo of Braxton who is a very generous six year old. Instead of gifts, Braxton collected goods to donate between not one but two humane societies (including us!) Thank you so much to Braxton and his friends who donated - we are very grateful!
PECI is holding another e-waste day on Saturday, October 31st between 8:30am and 2pm. Come and drop off your old electronics, scrap metal and old tires with the proceeds going to the LHS.
PECI is located at: 41 Barker Street, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0. Hope to see you there!
Tag day was a very cold but very sucessful day - we were able to raise $1,900! Thank you to everyone who helped and donated.
Pictured above is "Magnolia" and she has unfortunately had to have her leg amputated after it was injured by an animal. With her rising vet bills, we are asking people to donate to the "Magnolia Fund" to help cover her unexpected costs. All donations - large and small - are welcome! Thank you very much for your support
Welcome to our new website! We hope that you enjoy the look and feel of our new site. We are also hoping that this site alleviates some of the technical frustrations associated with our last website. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know and we will do our best to incorporate your ideas.
At the shelter, we also have a brand new beautiful barn quilt on top of a freshly painted wall! Thanks so much to Dolores Wallace who painted the beautiful piece for us - we absolutely love it and we hope you all do too.