The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club, in partnership with WEB Consulting Ltd., today announced $13,710 will be donated to the Four Feet Companion Foundation (FFCF) through the sixth annual Pucks for Paws.
As part of the program, the Calgary Hitmen Foundation and WEB Consulting Ltd. each contributed $10 for every Hitmen point collected this past season by Tristen Nielsen and Riley Stotts. Nielsen finished the 2017-18 Western Hockey League campaign with 35 points while Stotts tallied 41 after arriving in a November trade from Swift Current.
“Riley and I were extremely honoured to be part of such a wonderful cause,” said Nielsen. “I love dogs and I’m happy to see so many animals will get the assistance they need because of the generous support of this campaign.”
Funds were also collected through an online auction organized by WEB Consulting Ltd., calendar and ticket sales, donations and RE/MAX 50-50 proceeds from the Pucks for Paws game on December 17 between the Hitmen and Kootenay ICE.
“This money will truly have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of animals,” said FFCF volunteer Mirella Montgomery. “We are extremely appreciative of the generous support and awareness for Pucks for Paws and honestly can’t tell you how much this means to Four Feet Companion Foundation.”
The Four Feet Companion Foundation gives financial grants and volunteer support to registered animal charities in Calgary and surrounding area so they can continue to rescue, save lives and find forever homes for companion animals in Alberta while promoting responsible pet guardianship. The priority areas of funding are for homeless, abandoned or injured animals, spay and neuter initiatives, emergencies and education.
Additionally, WEB Consulting Ltd. is donating $10 per Nielsen and Stotts point for a total of $760 to Southwood Veterinary Hospital. The money is for animal owners who are unable to afford veterinary care.
For more information on the Four Feet Companion Foundation, visit www.fourfeet.org.