Amy Addresses Town of Fort Erie Council

YOU can Change the Future of Animal Rescue!

On Monday July 13, 2015 Founder and President of Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary Amy Bremner gave a presentation to the Fort Erie Town Council in hopes of changing the animal bylaws to allow easier fostering of animals for the residents of Fort Erie, to add Registered Charity Rescue to the bylaws and request a no limit bylaw for spayed / neutered and microchipped animals in agricultural property.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation: Fort Erie Council regarding Animal Bylaw Changes July 13, 2015


Write a Letter in Support of Animal Welfare! 

Please write a letter to the Mayor and Town Councillors of Fort Erie to let them know its time for a positive change for animal rescue! The Councillors will vote August 10, 2015, so start writing!

Use the website below to write to the following members of council.

Mayor – W. Redekop
Regional – S. Annunziata
Ward 1 – G. McDermott
Ward 2 – S. Passero
Ward 3 – K. Zanko
Ward 4 – M. Butler
Ward 5 – D. Lubberts
Ward 6 – C. Knutt
Wards in Fort Erie

Mayor of Fort Erie
Mayor of Fort Erie

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Potential Bylaw Changes that affect seasonal Residents

You can find these suggestions for change on the town of Fort Erie website.

If you live seasonally in Fort Erie, and these changes are approved, you will be under the enforcement of the Fort Erie SPCA .  They are asking for a licensing fee for your dog, even if you license your dog in the town of your primary residence. This might be a change to fight.

There are other changes that just might affect you. Take your time and check it out.


That: Council directs staff to amend section 4. (b) (iv) of Consolidated By-law No. 119-97 to increase the maximum number of rescue foster dogs permitted from two (2) to five (5), and further

That: Council directs staff to amend section 4. of Consolidated By-law No. 119-97 to allow the fostering of rescue dogs on non-agricultural property, and further

That: Council directs staff to amend Consolidated By-law No. 119-97 by adding a definition of “person”, and further

That: Council directs staff to continue enforcing the applicable by-law sections for fostering rescue dogs and dog licensing, and further

That: Council directs staff to amend Exotic Animal By-law No. 146-2001, by removing Ilamas and alpacas from the prohibited list, and further

That: Council directs staff to amend Zoning By-law No. 129-90 to allow Ilamas and alpacas in agricultural and rural zones.


Former puppy mill survivor. Walks on grass, sleeps in warm bed and loved by family.

July 13, 2015 Fort Erie Town Council — We need you!

Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary will be making a presention on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 6pm at Fort Erie Council located at 1 Municipal Dr in Fort Erie. Please come out and support change for animal welfare!

We will be a delegation to the Council-in-Committee meeting in hopes of proving BCFS is a positive addition to the Town of Fort Erie and in helping animals.

We will also be offering alternatives to the current animal bylaws.

It would be amazing if we could fill that room with animal lovers who support positive change to animal bylaws!


Supporting BCFS is an extra bonus. This is our chance to let our voice be heard; this is the voice of all the animals who suffer in silence. This is our chance to stand up and make noise!



Be a voice. Be a body. Come out and support BCFS on July 13 in Fort Erie!! You are welcome to meet at the farm at 5pm and head into town together or meet us there.

Amy has ten minutes to speak and hopefully change the world. It would be an incredible feeling for her to look around and see a sea of supporters. Please, come out and support animal rescue. It will be one hour of your life that could make a huge difference to the lives of animals.

Helping Animals!



Harriette – Update on our Cushing’s Dog

Harriette came into foster dog care suffering extreme allergies that had robbed her of much of her fur, and left her skin red and raw and sore all over. Her eyes were swollen and weepy.

harriette at intake

She was also carrying an additional 20 pounds on her small frame. The average Shih Tzu or Poodle, of which we guess she is a mix, weighs about 12 pounds; Harriette was 32 pounds at the time of her intake. She was morbidly obese. She was also lethargic and seemingly depressed, likely due to her poor health combined with the constant and unwanted attentions of brother Ozzie.


With diligence, informed medical care, and healthy nutrition, Harriette has blossomed. She has made impressive strides, and happily looks forward to the continued regime.

harriette gets well

It’s been over a year since Harriette came to live with foster mom Raye and foster dad Paul. They have done amazing things to bring this girl back to life.

Canine Camp of Western New York! 

We’d like to  share pictures of Harriette at Canine Camp Getaway of WNY — a dog camp where you spend your vacation with your best four legged friend.

When Harriette found her calling as a “Barn Hunt” dog and went crazy with anticipation of finding the rat — Raye laughed and said “it looks like this old lady is going to be around for a while. I better start teaching her some obedience.”


Raye had merely planned on giving Harriette a good end of days when she discovered the old lady had Cushing’s disease. Harriette was given a poor prognosis and it was decided Harriette would become a permanent foster with Raye and Paul.


She wasn’t give long to live and Raye was determined to make sure Harriette knew she was loved, but more than that Raye never quit trying to make life better.

Raye Succeeded. 

Harriette is still on expensive medications, but she’s starting to grow a bit of peach fuzzy hair on her tail for the first time in years. She follows Raye around like a love sick puppy and the bond shared by these two extraordinary ladies is one to be envied.


The love they share is an inspiration to all of us, not just in the world of animal rescue, but in life.


Never Give Up. Never Say Die. Never Stop Trying. 

A million thanks to Raye, Paul and Harriette for all the hard work. This story is a kudos out to a foster family who changed the world for one dog and saved her life.