Saddened by theft of charity donations

Today (Friday) was a wonderful day for the second-to-last Farmer’s Market. We had a special guest so our booth

Dear Editor,

Today (Friday) was a wonderful day for the second-to-last Farmer’s Market. We had a special guest so our booth was on the west side of Railway Park, on the grass.

We were permitted to bring some dogs to take advantage of our guest’s professional credentials as dog trainer and dog massager. Things were so relaxed under blue skies and sunshine, with Flashback Freddy singing

his wonderful songs in the background.

When we packed up, volunteer Al noticed we had only one cash can instead of two. We thought back to a group of about seven or eight teens who enjoyed petting the dogs and hung around our displays for quite a while.

We can’t say who took the can, but we can say with certainty that a fair number of people put their hard earned money into the tin.  The donations go straight to our bank account so we can pay the vet bills for spay/neuter, injury rehabilitation, and surgery.

We apologize to those who were so thoughtful, and are saddened by the thoughtless actions of the thief or thieves. Next week we will be more vigilant. It’s a sad world indeed when donations toward a charity are stolen.

Regards to all; blessings to our donors.

Melanie Crehan,

President, Sylvan Lake & Area Serenity Pet Shelter Society

Sylvan Lake