The Animal Assistance Group
Office Phone: (705) 575-7030


July 4, 2017: A big thank you to Pet Valu, their staff, donators, and supporters of The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG for their generous donation of  $419 for the store's Paw Prints program.


June 24, 2017: Thanks Danika Viotto - you have helped make the homeless cats and kittens very comfortable through your efforts. Danika is an Office Administration-Executive Student at Sault College. She held a special event for TAAG on Saturday June 24 from 11am to 4pm. Danika says she has always wanted to do something like this for TAAG. Many people stopped by to donate and were very generous when they did. Donations of beds, blankets, towels, treats, food, litter and $94 Cash were received during Danika’s fundraising event.


June 8, 2017: Sara Currie Boileau writes "Today, the most wonderful pair of girls paid me a visit in order to present me with $70.00 that they raised for TAAG over a couple of days. Thank you so much Bailey Spooner and Brook Hache for your compassion for the animals, your drive to raise some money for them and your kindness for wanting to do something like this in the first place. You are truly fantastic girls!

Their donation will go toward Cinderella's (Ella's) spay so that she'll be ready for a new and loving home.


June 2017 - Big Thanks to   for their donation for the TAAG furbabies - Greatly Appreciated!

June 3, 2017: Garage Sale Note from Cheryl: A Big Thank You to all the wonderful supporters of TAAG who donated, supported, and volunteered to help with our successful Garage Sale - Samantha Dicaire, Jenny Martel, Darlene Goodmurphy, Marilyn Trumble, Tony Dicaire, Cheryl's husband Randy. A special thanks to Max for bringing the tables and staying to help set up in the morning and coming back to get them also. Thanks Marisa Rougeau for coming in from Goulais and helping out all day, Danielle Marie for being cashier all day, and Marilyn's husband for doing a dump run. Also Happy Birthday my Friend Christina Dilanzo from way above. Thought of you today, as the day progressed.....If I forgot anybody listed above please let me know and I truly apologize.

March 2017 - TAAG would like to thank the kind folks at the Community Care Access Centre for their generous donation of canned and dry cat food!! Donations like this are extremely helpful since they allow TAAG to direct more of funds to the vet care of the feline guests. 

March 2017 - Big thanks to Tomas and his mom for baking cupcakes, selling them at school and donating proceeds to his furry friends at TAAG! It is young people like this who will make our world a better place. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity, Tomas!

March 2017 - Thanks very much to generous Andrew who donated $80 from his 11th Birthday party to TAAG - Thank you Andrew for thinking of your furry friends in need!

March 2017 - Big thanks go out to the generous customers of Pet Valu Cambrian Mall. They continue to donate food and other needed items to TAAG's shelter. These donations are so crucial as they help TAAG to focus on paying the medical vet bills. Thank you!!!!

February 2017 - Thanks   for their donation of canned food for the hungry cats. 

January 21, 2017 - Thanks to a very thoughtful wedding couple, Courtney and Chris Collins for their generous gift to TAAG. The couple was married Saturday January 21, 2017. During their reception, each time someone tapped their glass requesting a kiss between the bride and groom, a donation of $20.00 was designated to help the animals at the The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG shelter. The generous wedding guests raised $340.00 which will go a long way in supporting the homeless pets. 


January 2017 - A big THANK YOU to Walmart for the generous donation to The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG. Darlene Goodmurphy, one of the shelter volunteers, applied for the generous grant to assist in the rescue efforts at the TAAG cat shelter.


January 2017 - HUGE THANKS to  for holding a FOOD DRIVE for the cats and kittens of the TAAG shelter. Along with housing cats in need of homes, PetSmart has been a GREAT support with much needed supplies, food, and donations to help the shelter continue its good work for the homeless animals that come their way more and more. 

December 2016 - BIG THANKS to customers of  Cambrian Mall who donated very generously to TAAG. A substantial amount of food and treats was picked up and will go to the TAAG shelter to feed our hungry cats and kittens. The shelter could not survivie without your generosity. THANK YOU!!!

December 2016 - A BIG THANK YOU to Luck Chiropractic Clinic for collecting $56.66 in the Coins for Kitties Jar. 

November 11-13, 2016  held their national Adoption Weekend and TAAG was one of the charities involved. Luna was adopted to a couple in Thessalon and will have a ShihTzu for a playmate. Seven books of Christmas tickets were sold, lots of treats were handed out to the kids attending and about $75 in cash donations was received for the pets in TAAG's care. TAAG's Giveaway winner was Jen B and she was thrilled with her kitty basket as she has a new kitten in her family. There were many inquiries about TAAG as a whole. Thanks to everyone who gave their time for this event.


October 30, 2016 - Michaela and Rylee celebrated a joint birthday party today, 7 and 8 years old. Instead of gifts they asked for donations for TAAG. They received everything here plus a total of 40$ in monetary donations. These awesome little girls want to help the cats and kittens coming in before it gets to cold to survive outside. Michaela aspires to work with animals by taking care of them. And Rylee is just a generous soul who wants to help whenever she sees a need. We will be dropping this off Tuesday evening, because of Halloween on Monday, and we all look forward to meeting the furry little creatures who will enjoy these items.​



October 20, 2016 - Camille Gareau writes: "For my 20th birthday I asked my friends and family to help me reach my goal of 20 items to donate to TAAG. Happy to report I received more than 20 items!" 


October 27, 2016 - The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to for their generosity in sending the kitties boxes of canned cat food, dry cat food, cat toys, and special cat treats in this time of need.

September 11, 2016 - Cheryl says thanks to everybody who donated to the yard sale, and to those who came out to help support the furbabies. Cheryl gives special thanks to her husband for getting up at 6 am to make tables and help setting up all day. Thanks Elaine for staying the full day. Thanks Sam Dicaire for coming out at lunch time and helping pack. Thanks to son in law Mike. Thanks Aria for coming after work with truck and helping at the end and also going to get feral kittens we set traps for. The sale made $322.25 in support  of the TAAG cats and kittens.

September 7, 2016 - Big thanks to MYLES, a very kind-hearted 9 year old who puts the needs of others first, people and pets. Myles held a lemonade stand and raised $156. He decided to donate $78 to The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG and the other half to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Thank you very much for your generosity Myles.


August 23, 2016 - Special thanks to SHAWN RICHARDS for the generous donation made to TAAG in memory of his brother DARRYL RICHARDS. This kindness has enabled The Animal Assistance Group to spay and neuter the 4 month old kittens Licorice, Felix, and Mouse. This also has given TAAG the opportunity to send to the vet TEN (10) little kittens for Wellness exams, felv testing, and shots so they can be made available for adoption as soon as possible. Thank you so much for thinking of the homeless animals at this difficult time for your family.

July 8 & 9 , 2016 The TAAG Used Book Sale raised $960 to help the animals at the TAAG shelter. Thanks to everyone who donated their time and books to this fundraising event. Thanks to Garden River First Nation Public Library for the generous donation of books to help raise funds for the shelter cats. Thanks to Lorrie Wolowich, Librarian at Korah C&VS for the generous donation of library books

June 2016Cheryl Alberta, President of The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG would like to thank everyone who attended, supported, donated, or volunteered at our first TAAG UR IT Expo - June 2016. It was such a success that we hope to make this an annual event. Thanks to Barbara Francisco for arranging this event. Thanks to the families who adopted some of our furbabies waiting for homes. Special thanks to Dr Jeff from Sault Animal Hospital for his support. 

Winner of the white blanket with the paw print was Connie McLean
Winner of the blanket with red fleece was 
Jessica Long.

Thanks to the Karma Yoga Classes at JADE WELLNESS for the generous donation to The Animal Assistance Group of $452.50 collected by the instructors over the winter.

A BIG THANKS TO Rebekah Doyon of Pet Valu Cambrian Mall, shown here handing Cheryl Jo-Anne Lovelace Alberta of The Animal Assistance Group a generous cheque which will go a long way in helping with the needs of the TAAG shelter. Thanks to the loyal customers and the staff at the store. Pet Valu Cambrian Mall generously houses countless TAAG cats available for adoption, succeeding in finding many loving homes. Thanks to the loyal customers and local business partners for raising over $1000 in cash that will be donated to The Animal Assistance Group - TAAG. Also donated was over $700 in canned food and supplies for the Elgin St shelter during Pet Valu's National Pet Appreciation Month. 
  • Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Thanks to Donna and Bob Berry of The Skeleton Key Used Bookstore at the The Mill Flea who have been collecting donations for TAAG. A couple of young tabby sisters (April and May) joined them at the market and made many new friends. Donna and Bob made a very generous monetary donation today which will go a long way in helping the homeless cats at the shelter!
  • Thanks go out to the Grade 3/4 Class (Ms Matteau) at Isabel Fletcher Public School! They generously donated food and supplies for the homeless pets at TAAG at the beginning of April!!!! You have made many furry friends very happy!!
  • February 29, 2016: Thanks to Trish Szcyrek along with her daughter (fostering TAAG cat Mittsy), as they held a Cupcake Day bake sale at Prince Charles with proceeds going to TAAG. They raised over $200 for the shelter cats.


February 15, 2016: Thanks to Aydan Ethridge for his generous donation to the homeless cats at the TAAG shelter. Aydan’s mom (Ashlee Pittendrigh) writes that Aydan collected much needed items at his 6th birthday party, as he wanted to help make the cats happy while they stayed with TAAG until a loving home is found for each fur baby. Generous Aydan has proven he has a great concern for homeless animals. Thanks from all your furry friends, Aydan.


February 20, 2016 - TAAG would like to thank members of
The Bearded Villains for their generous donation of food, litter and cash! 

Thanks Soo Mill.......Click Here for Donation Video

In conjunction with Soo Mill and Lumber Company Ltd.'s 100th Anniversary year, the company has dispersed donations to community organizations in Sault Ste. Marie, Elliot Lake and surrounding areas. "Soo Mill, our employees and the Hollingsworth family are honoured to help some of these organizations to do their important and often very difficult work. These donations also provide another way for us to give back to the communities that have helped our company succeed over the past century." The Animal Asssistance Group was one of the lucky recipients. 

Thanks for Supporting the Annual TAAG Spay-Ghetti and No Balls Halloween Family Event - Oct 30/15
Thank you to everyone who came out to support TAAG at the annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Halloween family event. We would also like to give a huge thanks to all the local companies who donated to this event to show their support.

New York Fries - Station Mall
Hollywood Joe's
Ricks Outlet
Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Christie's RV
Mrs B's (Second Line West & East Street locations)
Gus' Pizza
Domino's Pizza-Sault Ste Marie
Tammy Deans
Sault Ste. Marie YMCA
Shoppers Drug Mart
The Pita Pit, Sault Ste. Marie
Lyons Timber Mart
Wal-Mart (Portrait Studio)
GT Quick Lube
Canadian Tire (Gas Bar - Great Northern Road)
Superior Home Bakery
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
Home Depot
Wacky Wings
The Wax Shop Auto Spa Co.
Quality Inn - Bay Front Quality Inn and Suites
PawN' Pet
Pet Valu (Cambrian Mall)
Donut Stop The
Traction Heavy Duty Parts
Kal Tire
Mr Sub
Prouse Chevrolet
The Totem Pole
Pino's Get Fresh Foods
The Country Way
Garden River Bingo Hall
I.D.A. Pharmacy (Market Mall & Wellington Square Mall)
Kevanna Fine Photography
Fountain Tire Sault Ste Marie
Jonesy's Hair Care
Station Mall
Metro Ontario (Market Mall)
Pasta Villa
Boston Pizza Sault Ste. Marie
Jagg Unisex Salon
Petfood Warehouse, Ltd.
M&M Meatshops (Trunk Road)
Your Spiritual Connection Center
Low & Slow
Rivercity Motorsports
Kackleberry's Cafe
Illustrated Tattoo
World Cars Hyundai
Family Video
Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill
Liberty Tax Canada
Microtel Inn & Suites Sault Ste. Marie
ReVive Hair Salon
Boots & Saddles Roadhouse
Muio's Confectionary & Restaurant
Once Upon A Child - Sault Ste. Marie
NAPA Auto Parts Canada
Northcrest Bowling Lanes
Deliver N Soundz
Verdi Hall

We would also like to send a special thanks to individuals who donated to the Auction:
Mel Lovelace
Cheryl Jo-Anne Lovelace Alberta
Ellen Corcoran
Marilyn Trumble
Joy Wood
Trudy Vaittinen
Cathy Menard-Vachon
Marissa Rougeau
Anna Sullivan

Thanks to the numerous people who donated baking, snacks, and prizes.

Thanks to the talented Christopher Pollari who donated the beautiful painting for our door prize.

Special thanks to Ascension Ink Tattoo for the generous donation.

Thanks to Amy O'Neill for helping Mike Irvine and Mel Lovelace collect donations and help with cleanup afterwards.

Special thanks to all those dedicated volunteers who hosted this popular TAAG event.


P.S. We hope we didn’t forget to mention anyone!

May 1, 2015 - Ontario Lottery Gaming Corp, Sault Ste Marie - OLGCSSM April drive for TAAG

Thanks to Lori Bouchard and her co-workers, especially Lori Chikoski Febbraro and Pauline Thomas
for gathering donations of food, toys, supplies, and over $115 for the shelter animals at TAAG.


Thank You Sophia DeMarco! While TAAG was set up at the Station Mall on Monday April 6, Sophia DeMarco generously donated $50 - half of her birthday money to help the cats at the shelter! 

March 2015 - Thanks for the generous donation of food for our shelter 

February 2015 - A big shoutout and special thanks to a very generous Corinne Bradley from Community Living Algoma. Corinne worked very hard for the past year selling items online, then presented Trudy with a generous cheque for $1489 to benefit the homeless pets cared for by The Animal Assistance Group.....WOW!

Thanks to Pet Valu Cambrian Mall for their generous donation of an IPOD for the December 2014 draw. Thanks to the customers who provided their email addresses, we have received many Royal Canin points towards free food to help feed the homeless cats and kittens in our care.

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