CFN– Submitted by Kim Lalonde
When Tragedy hits Our community steps.
Ethel And Bill Britton are well known in their community of Morrisburg for rescuing and sheltering homeless abandoned and abused animals.
They Foster for Rat Terrier Rescue Canada A Non Profit Registered Charity. These folks are truly unique in a very special way. Not just your every day rescue foster either they home as well as foster all sorts sizes and types of animals . Goats, Ducks, Geese, Great Pyr, Dogs ,Horse, Sheep, Chickens ,and a llama’s along with and any other animal that may need their help Ethel and Bill have devoted their lives to helping these animals and now they themselves need help.
Bill who was a long time employee of Domtar of Cornwall is now retired and Ethel a registered Nurse for Omni Healthcare Wood Land Villa, literally fill their day caring and nurturing their farm family ,when asked why are you not retiring her answer is always same with a big smile, “I need to feed and house my animals”.
When chores are done, you may see them both pondering around the local auction hall or community yard sale.
So one can only imagine how devastating it was for them when their 150 year old barn that was uninsurable caught fire and burned to the ground On January 27,2015 It was heart breaking to look at those photos of them and their losses.
Many of the animals were saved and have been temporarily re homed. Sadly some did perish in the fire. It shook our community and we have since begun to rally together .
There is a urgent need for Hay Mount Feeders The Britton’s are willing to purchase these items if anyone can assist them.
On March 7 ,2015 we are hosting a fundraiser event Help For The Britton’s it will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion 10 Legion Street Morrisburg from 8- 4 pm . It will be a full day of events A Chilli Lunch Entertainment ,Bake sale, Silent Auction ,Rummage sale and Raffles.
Anyone who would like more information you can follow us on our Facebook Page ( Help for The Britton’s)
Photos: Submitted via facebook
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