West Vancouver SPCA manager honoured with staff excellence award
Dragana Hajdukovic, manager of the BC SPCA’s West Vancouver Branch, was honoured with the society’s Staff Excellence Award at the BC SPCA’s AGM on June 2. Hajdukovic who became manager of the West Vancouver SPCA in January 2011, was honoured for her extraordinary leadership, vision, enthusiasm and skill in leading her branch. Under Hajdukovic’s leadership the branch has experienced a 50 per cent increase in animal adoptions, a significant increase in donations and public support and dramatic enhancements in animal welfare programs at the shelter.
Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC SPCA, praised Hajdukovic’s commitment to creating a more humane existence for animals in her community. “Dragana is a great team player and is always interested and willing to implement new programs and ideas. She is a true leader and we are extremely fortunate to have her as part of our SPCA family,” said Daniell.
The BC SPCA Awards Program honours both people and animals who have made outstanding contributions to animal welfare during the past year. Recipients include veterinarians, staff, volunteers and animal heroes. The non-profit BC SPCA cares for nearly 32,000 abused, abandoned, injured and neglected animals each year 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.