16 years ago, three passionate animal lovers founded Heavenly Creatures, the province’s first no-kill, foster-based animal rescue organization. Jessica Rendell, Elaine Johnson and Thomas Ozon had a dream that together they could build an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and finding homes for unwanted and abandoned animals in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Heavenly Creatures has grown steadily since then. They discovered there's a home out there for just about every animal, even if the animal is old or has a medical condition. Their Foster Program allows them to keep animals for months if necessary, caring for and rehabilitating them, readying them for permanent homes.
Today Heavenly Creatures has over one hundred animals in foster care, runs Heavenly Bargains, a thrift store on the corner of Cashin and Mundy Pond Extension, and a pet food bank to help people who have a tough time affording to feed their pets. This is especially true for seniors whose pets provide companionship.
None of this work would be possible without the many incredible volunteers and the vision and dedication of their director, Jessica Rendell.
Congratulations and thank you to the good people of Heavenly Creatures for their ongoing work in our community. Bravo!