Sturgeon Refinery

Bottle Refunds Support Local Animal Sanctuary

November 30, 2022 – – written by Stephen Dafoe

A Sturgeon County animal sanctuary has an extra $12,000 to do its valuable work, thanks to the generosity of Northwest Redwater Partnership’s Sturgeon Refinery’s turnaround group. 

Out of Africa Animal Sanctuary received a cheque for $12,019 from NWR’s bottle drive fundraiser. 

The sanctuary started 20 years ago, in 2002, when Sandy Raubenheimer and her husband emigrated from South Africa, settling northwest of Edmonton in Riviere Qui Barre. 

For the past 19 years, the couple has been rescuing animals and using their sanctuary as a place where volunteers use animals as part of their healing process. 

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