Another Go Fund Campaign is circulating on Facebook for cat rescuer Betty Hansen, whose husband is currently in the hospital and who needs to make costly repairs to her van. (Contributed)

Keremeos residents step up to help “tireless cat rescuer” Betty Hansen

A Go Fund Me Campaign is asking the community for donations to help out Hansen

A GoFundMe Campaign is circulating on social media for the “tireless cat rescuer” of Keremeos, Betty Hansen.

Hansen is known in the village as the person who takes care of the stray cat population. She recently posted in the Keremeos Chit Chat Facebook group that her husband is in hospital, her van needs urgent and costly repairs and she’s feeling too overwhelmed to keep up with her cat rescues.

READ MORE: ‘I can’t stand by and let cats starve to death’

“Taking inspiration from Rona’s amazing fundraising efforts two years ago, I’ve set up a GoFundMe to raise funds for Betty, who does so much good work in our community, often at her own expense,” wrote local business owner Chris Mathieson on the campaign’s website.

In the post, he referred to Rona Brewin, a friend of Hansen’s who setup a Go Fund Me Campaign to raise money to help with some of the costs involved with taking care of the animals in Dec. 2017.

So far, the social media campaign, which started three days from Oct. 8, has raised $1,500 of its $2,500 goal.

“Please donate if you can — all funds will go directly to Betty to help her get through this challenging time. And encourage others to pitch in too.”

READ MORE: ‘The community really came together’: Fundraiser for David Waugh raises $8,800

Mathieson added that if anyone would like to be part of the team to make the fundraiser happen, to get in touch with him.

“In the meantime, please understand that it’s not business-as-usual with her cat rescue — let’s focus on giving her the support she’s earned from all her good works for this community.”

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