Lenn Opseth and his grandsons, Anthony and Brylan Hawkings, are getting a close trim Monday to raise money for Whisker Rescue. (Photo contributed)

Cat lovers losing their hair for a good cause

Hairball Madness on July 13

Cat lovers are going under the razor for a good cause at Hairball Madness.

Lenn Opseth, and his grandsons Brylan and Anthony Hawkings, have promised to say so long to most of their hair on Monday to raise money for Whisker Rescue, a charity that saves stray cats in the Red Deer area.

“This year, because of COVID, they couldn’t have their garage sale down at the Pidherney Centre. They were looking for ways to raise some money,” Opseth said.

“I think all animals deserve support from human beings.”


PHOTO: Annual Whisker Rescue Garage Sale in Red Deer

Help rescued cats one item at a time

Lynn Carlson, a Whisker board member and adoption foster home co-ordinator, said the annual garage sale has the potential to raise about $45,000.

Other events, like working at casinos and bingo, are also not going ahead.

Thankfully, volunteers are stepping forward with ideas for small events, like Hairball Madness, to fill the void.

“The funds that we’re bringing in is going to have to deal with the loss of $65,000 until next year, when hopefully, we can start up again full force.”

Hairball Madness happens at 1 p.m. at 22 Durand Cr.

Donations can be made by calling 403-347-1251, by mailing a cheque to Whisker Rescue, Box 27138, Red Deer, T4N 6X8, or e-transfer to whiskerrescue@live.com.


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