The Rocky View Weekly is impressed with the hard work and dedication that has gone into the animal shelter opening in Crossfield in September.
We heard a rumour earlier this summer that Edna Jackson, owner of Critters pet store in Crossfield, was keen on opening an animal rescue facility.
So when we got wind that the shelter was opening on Sept. 1, we were surprised. After finding out more, we have nothing but praise for the community, which responded to the idea with donations of time, materials and expertise. But it is clearly Jackson’s skill, passion and drive that has brought the reality of Tails to Tell Animal Shelter to such a quick fruition.
We had heard how amazing Jackson was, but were unprepared for the depth of her drive when it comes to animals.
Since opening Critters four-and-a-half years ago, she has taken in many cats and dogs. This spring alone she rescued and found homes for almost 30 cats and kittens. Jackson’s store has become a haven for those strays that weren’t adopted. About 10 formerly stray cats live there permanently, including Thomas, her first rescue, who followed a customer into the store more than four years ago.
Jackson clearly loves each animal, and the feeling is, no doubt, mutual.
We are amazed at her selfless dedication and wish the new shelter every success.
Jackson has garnered much respect for the way she runs her store and treats her animals, and we are sure the community of Crossfield and area will continue to step up in every way possible to support this new facility.