Published on December 27, 2022 Author : Nancy (Admin)
First of all, I would like to start this review by thanking all of you for the help you have given to me, my husband and our little animals.
The words of encouragement, the sharing of our stories and photos, the small kindnesses, the donations of money, all of these have allowed us to continue our work with our little animals this year.
In fact, this year 2022 has been a record year for us in terms of donations and it's because of you. And fortunately for us because we only live on my personal income, our small sales at the store and donations and inflation hit our finances very hard this year, most bags of food saw an increase of $3 to $4, vegetables like celery that I used to buy for $1 maximum at the beginning of the year went up to $3 minimum by the end of the year. In short, the donations were very much appreciated.
Our shelter took in a lot of older animals this year, I could almost say that this year was a year dedicated to giving a permanent home to animals that are at the end of their journey but still have a lot to give.
Unfortunately, this year has also seen the departure of some of our oldest animals, who have reached the end of their lives. A special thought for them at the end of this year.
We also unfortunately had our difficulties with donations, first of all we would have liked to use the Tiing site for donations but policy changes related to Desjardins and double authentication now prevent us from using this site.
We also ran into difficulties with Shopify and our online store, this time not related to Desjardins but to the Shopify payment method which again requires double authentication via cell phone which we refuse to adhere to now and in the future.
Fortunately, we found Ecwid which is much better and offers many more options for less cost.
Unfortunately, as a store and for our donations we are still entirely dependent on Paypal, for better or worse. The year 2023 will also be the year we look for a less restrictive alternative.
We are starting soon 2023 with still a lot of needs, little boarders (guinea pig, rabbit, mouse, rat, hamster) who still offer us a lot of love.
And especially for my husband who suffers from a mental illness a beautiful occupation in addition to his Buddhism.
Thanks again to all of you who support us and a happy new year 2023 as far as possible.