A Brief History: Christmas Tree For The Animals

Nearly 60 years ago, George and Bunty Clements first illuminated lights on a tree for every donation The Fur-Bearers received through December. By Christmas Eve, our long-time leaders could warm themselves with the glow of hope coming from that tree outside their window.

For a time that tree was at The Fur-Bearers’ offices; while there is no longer a tree to light up, that hope still exists and is felt by everyone on The Fur-Bearers team as we approach the holidays.

This year we have found a new way to countdown to the holidays and celebrate the hope and warmth created by the compassion of the animal lovers across Canada. Click here to see our Christmas Tree for the Animals countdown!

Below please find a few images of the Christmas Tree for the Animals and a special, original painting donated to The Fur-Bearers many years ago by member Dorothy Clarke. This painting is the inspiration for our new countdown.

On behalf of all of us at The Fur-Bearers, thank you for all your support, and for being the hope that makes such meaningful change possible for the animals.

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Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.


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Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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