One of 26 orphaned bears – a female cub named Heidi

LETTERS: Christmas a time for all creatures

Editor:

At this special time of year, when we are all in the spirit of giving, many worthwhile charities are holding pledge drives.

Editor:

At this special time of year, when we are all in the spirit of giving, many worthwhile charities are holding pledge drives – and the media attention they receive is really overwhelming.

Unfortunately, the same is not true for animal charities. In fact, any attention they receive is really underwhelming.

This fall we learned there have been a very high number of orphaned bear cubs turned in to rehab facilities, and our Langley wildlife rescue is at capacity with 26 orphaned black bear cubs (Bad year for bear cubs in B.C., Nov. 27).

While it sounds so heartening to know that we have wonderful places that can offer rehabilitation to our wildlife, the truth is they can’t help the animals without help from us.

Earlier this month, just a single line of text at the bottom of my morning TV news told me that Critter Care Wildlife Rescue is badly in need of donations.

In my grown family, we no longer buy presents for each other – we’ve all agreed that we are past all that. Instead, we are free to give a little help here and there, as we choose.

And while we each have certain charities that tug at our own heart strings, I ask you to also consider the animals this Christmas and give something to those that are helping them, too.

A list of local animal charities can easily be found on the Internet, and I hope you will consider supporting one of your choosing.

Jacqueline Hohmann, Surrey

 

 

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