For all those volunteers who have been with PATS for some time, and were honored to know our founder, Sadey, we have just learned that she passed away November 17th, returning to her room after some tests. Apparently she simply went to sleep.
Pets West will be having Halloween pet pictures (in costume!!) taken on October 31 from 2 – 5pm at their Broadmead Location, 220-777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, BC.
Photos taken will be by donation (Min. $5) with all proceeds to go directly to PATS!
Photos will be taken by a professional photographer, who has donated his time to this event. “David and Valerie of JCPD photography (www.jcpdphotography.ca) were previous members of PATS and graciously providing their time.”
Although this event is created for pets, anyone who wants a picture will be taken is welcome, so spread the word!
They can have their picture taken even without a pet; perhaps their kids in costumes!
All types of pets (not just dogs) are accepted; no one will be turned away.
Saanich Commonwealth Place
October 18, 2015
Douglas Fir Room
Parking around the right side of the building’s main entrance.
As of March 1st our office address is: #550-2950 Douglas St, Victoria BC
Our Mailing Address is: P.O Box 131, Saanichton, BC V8M 2C3
Our new phone # is: 250-590-9082
Our new fax # is: 250-590-9087
Our e-mail remains as: firstname.lastname@example.org
PATS Has Moved
Pacific Animal Therapy Society for the past 27 years has existed in the small second bedroom in Sadey Guy’s (our Founder) mobile home in Sidney.
Sadey had to take a giant step back out of the lime-light due to ill-health. To ease the load, and not have her health issues hampered by phone calls and faxes, the Executive Committee has decided to move PATS.
This is a very exciting time for PATS, as we will be changing the future with this move! We have 16 (sixteen) prospective members waiting in the wings, so we are still moving up and forward.
We are now at our new PATS office which is located for business at 550-2950 Douglas Street, Office I (eye). The office will not be manned on a regular basis at this time. Our office hours for now are Saturday 1pm to 4pm only. Soon hope to be open more than this, but… it is a work in progress. Mail can be sent to either the new office location or P.O. Box 131, Saanichton, BC V8M 2C3.
New phone number: 250-590-9082
New fax number: 250-590-9087
It is there that you will be able to: renew your membership, donate to our charity, purchase inventory: – t-shirts, sweat-shirts, dog & human tags, and view our of past events and future planned events.
Rest assured that everything we do as therapy pet owners remains the same as before, only our location is changing.
We will endeavour to maintain a status quo for phone numbers, our website, and the contacts you have had in the past with one exception — please contact Sadey only if you plan to visit her and her alone. Mail for her can continue to be sent to her home address.
Stay tuned here for the future news — and the GRAND RE-OPENING of PATS in it’s new location!
To all our PATS volunteers we wish you the very best over the holiday season and in the New Year.
Thursday Nov 27th, 1:00-3:00 pm – the popular and well attended, UVIC “Destress Fest”
Saturday Nov 29th, 5:15-5:45 pm (setup), 5:45-6:45pm (parade) – Victoria Island Farms Santa Parade
Further details on the Calendar.
UVIC students lineup by the hundreds to visit with our pets! Your pets are invited to..
Puppy Playtime in the UVIC Student Union Building on Friday, October 24th, 1:00-2:30pm (Dogs of ALL ages are invited!)
UVIC Law Health & Wellness Week in the Fraser Building on Tuesday, November 4th, 3:00-4:30pm. Check the Calendar for map and parking details.
The AGM will be held on Sunday, October 19th. This will be an extremely important meeting as we will discuss the future direction of PATS. We hope you will be able to attend and give your input.Social time from 12:30-1:15 with refreshments provided by Tru Value. The meeting will begin at 1:30 sharp and will be moderated by Martha Cherneske. Gary Walmsley will give a short presentation on the PATS Paws and Tales Literacy program. The meeting is at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, 2400 Arbutus Road, Victoria View Larger Map. Parking is down by the Garden Park. We will meet in the Activity Centre in the Garden Park (a little brown building down by the pond, to the right of the main buildings).
Pets are welcome!
This terrific meeting place with is kindly rented to us free of charge by VIHA Queen Alexandra Centre. A big thank you to QA and VIHA!
You are cordially invited to attend the 17th annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 5th 4 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church in Cadboro Bay. The church is located at 3909 St. George’s Lane, off Maynard St. The animals are blessed during the service, a time when we gather to acknowledge the love and service they give, and recognize the need for us to advocate for the well-being of all animals. There will be a collection taken during the service, and the proceeds will be shared among local animal advocacy organizations. There will be refreshments for the humans, and pet treats for the animals. We hope to see you there!