This summer, say YES to pets, and NO to pests
Avon Bug Guard Mosquito and Tick Repellent spray is available again this spring as a fundraiser for Virden Pet Network.
Just $12 per bottle. Proceeds go directly to VPN's programs to help pets. Get yours at:
-Stillwater Adventures at 269 King St. in Virden
-Reston Fine Foods at 137 4th St. in Reston
You can also get Bug Guard from Sharon Lemay in Reston.
KinKar Raffle is Back, This Time with TWO New Vehicles up for Grabs!
Click the picture or click THIS LINK to see full raffle details and buy your tickets.
Virden Pet Network receives 50% of every ticket you buy using our dedicated link / QR code. https://www.fundingchange.ca/wpgkinsmen/Y6C1_YMd0X8pSGjV/Y-6CWIMd0X8pTQat
In past years, this raffle, operated by the Winnipeg Kinsmen Club, has been very good to us and our pets in care. Thank you for your support in the past and we hope you'll join us again for the 2023 KinKar Raffle!
NOTE: Open to Manitoba residents only.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPRING RAFFLE WINNERS!
TREK MOUNTAIN BIKE WINNER: AMBER BAILEY!
GARDENING SET #1: LAURA MAXWELL!
GARDENING SET #2: DIANNE WOOLDRIDGE!
Have a great summer enjoying your prizes, Amber, Laura and Dianne. And thank you to our loyal supporters who bought tickets.
SPECIAL THANKS TO VIRDEN CAR WASH AND MARGARET JAMES FOR DONATING THE PRIZES!
Changes to LCSN Program
Feb. 14, 2023
Our friends at Virden Animal Hospital are doing an amazing job trying to manage a high demand for vet services and a shortage of veterinarians (which is impacting many clinics across the province.)
This has meant that many of the pets we approve for our Low Cost Spay Neuter Program are having to wait four months or longer to get the procedure done in Virden.
To reduce the strain on staff at the clinic, we've decided to limit our LCSN program to a smaller geographic area, as a temporary measure, until things improve. We are also limited to one LCSN per family.
Please visit our LCSN page to learn about the new guidelines to find out if you qualify. Thank you for your understanding.
Nine the cat and his relieved mom Joy
"Miracles Can Happen"
The cat came back!
This is the story of Nine, the cat who came back after being lost for six months, told by his owner Joy Lees of Virden.
On May 17, 2022, my cat Nine, went missing from around Ice Cream Island in Virden. I spent the next few weeks biking around town every day looking for him.
I asked everyone I knew to keep an eye out for him and put multiple posts up on Facebook for him. I searched every lost pet group that I could find in the area with no luck.
Then I got a call from my friend's mom. She told me that Nine was sneaking in her doggie door at night and during the day when she wasn't home! He had finally warmed up to her enough that he ended up crawling in bed with her the night before! She figured out that it was him for sure.
Thank you Kellie Flannery for bringing my Nine home to me six months later!!
Miracles can happen and I want to thank Kellie (and her neighbor) for feeding him for the last while, Rick Walker for tirelessly watching for him and sending me every post he saw with black cats in it, and the Virden Pet Network for putting up with my endless messages to them in regards to cats that I thought were maybe Nine and also for posting his missing ad over and over for me.
He's glad to be home and Kat and I are even more glad to have him home!!