Do you know a woman in your community who's making a difference in the lives of animals? Submit her story and you could win a pair of tickets to the popular all-female festival, Lilith Fair.
BC SPCA supporter Sarah McLachlan is bringing a few friends to Ambleside Park in West Vancouver on July 1st for the return of Lilith Fair. The star studded line-up will include Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Colbie Caillat and many more wonderful women.
"Sarah McLachlan has done so much for animals in the care of the BC SPCA" says Kate Salm, senior manager of annual giving for the society. "Her involvement in our television campaigns has encouraged thousands of supporters to join our PAW Plan monthly giving program and commit to making a difference in the lives of animals in need."
Now the BC SPCA wants to know about other women helping to improve the quality of life for animals in their communities.
The Angels for Animals contest will close June 27th at midnight and the winning entry will be announced June 28th. A winning entry from outside the Lower Mainland will also win a one-night accommodation at a nearby Accent Inn.
For more information on Lillith Fair, the Angels for Animals contest and to submit your entry, visit spca.bc.ca/lilith.
Jun 28 Update: The Angels for Animals contest is now closed.
Congratulations to our winner, Sandra Almond of Vancouver B.C. whose entry was selected at random.
Sandra honoured her friend Rachel Cormier. Rachel established a sanctuary for homeless and feral cats in Mission, B.C. personally funded and operated from her own home. She also holds a continuing role as an animal team leader for a disaster preparedness group which she first joined as a volunteer to help find homes for displaced animals threatened by flooding.
In 2008, Rachel successfully helped establish a volunteer network for animal lovers helping to rescue and rehome animals in need.
Rachel is also a guardian to Chichi, a chihuahua left in care after Chichi's former guardian passed away.
Thank you to all those who shared their stories with us, and congratulations Sandra!
You can help the BC SPCA care for thousands of animals in need of care and protection, each year. Please donate today.
Photo caption: Sarah McLachlan and Willow (above)
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.