Christmas came early for the residents of a B.C. farm sanctuary in Mission, but it was the animals that stole the show from Santa during the visit.
SAINTS Rescue in Mission takes in old and sick animals to live out the rest of their days in happiness, comfort and peace. The owner, Carol Hine, and her team of volunteers are nothing short of angels for the work they do for these animals.
After spending most of their lives with the same family, many of the pets are surrendered to SAINTS by their owners because they are considered too old, or too hard to care for. No animal is turned away from SAINTS.
Since the three-acre end-of-life sanctuary opened its doors a decade ago, they’ve taken in more than 600 animals. There’s 140 animals there now, including cats, dogs, chickens, horses, pigs, cows and donkeys.
Santa came to visit the farm earlier this week. And while some residents appeared delighted with the visit, others were more enamored with Jen, the photographer taking the photos.
“Hopefully they can help to get some donations, sponsorships or adoptions for the animals. Saints is SUCH a great shelter,” the owner of Jena Photography told Vancity Buzz.
There are several ways to help SAINTS. You can donate money on its website, or sponsor an animal there for a low monthly cost. You can also drop off new and gently used pet items at The Pet Shop Boys on Cambie Street. Of course, you can always adopt one of its excellent senior pets. They’ve got a lot of love left to give.