Feature Story Monday May 16, 2016
Chilliwack Top Dog
Local SPCA wins Branch of the Year award
Lori Chortyk, BC SPCA
BC SPCA board president Marylee Davies, left, with Chilliwack SPCA community council members Christine Hood and Valerie McLou, Chilliwack BC SPCA Branch manager Ivanna Ferris and BC SPCA CEO Craig Daniell.
Chilliwack SPCA took home this year’s BC SPCA Branch of the Year Award at
the society’s annual general meeting in Abbotsford May 7.
“Ivanna and her team of staff and volunteers
have developed a well-earned reputation for answering urgent and often
last-minute requests,” Talbot says. “It was the Chilliwack branch that
accepted all 16 dogs in a seizure case that included 68 cats – in less than
two hours. Three weeks later, it was also the Chilliwack branch that took in
more than 19 ringworm-positive, sick cats and kittens, after having just
cleared ringworm from their shelter. It is precisely this responsiveness and
responsibility that makes our entire organization stand out as a trusted
resource that helps protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic,
farm and wild animals in British Columbia.”
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
For information on dog or cat adoption, visit www.spca.bc.ca
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