Photo: Staff member Sara Hamanishi on left and Annie Wile on right.
We are overjoyed to honour the efforts of Annie Wile who went above and beyond for the animals of her community. This year our North Peace Branch in Fort St. John and South Peace Branch located in Dawson Creek engaged in a friendly Community Challenge. Each branch set a goal of raising $15,000 in one month and we are thrilled to say that both communities blew it out of the water and exceeded their targets.
Annie Wile was inspired to take part in the Community Challenge after the North Peace Branch manager, Rosolynn Kalb, helped her reunite a lost Basset Hound named Buddy with his owners.
For almost 30 years, Annie has been working with animals in her community; she currently runs a pet sitting service and prior to that worked in a vet clinic. Annie and her husband Stephen wrote letters to local businesses, cleaned dog’s teeth by donation, and reached out to family and friends for support. In just 16 days they raised $10,300!
During the Community Challenge, dedicated supporters brought in more than $70,000 for animals in need within the Peace region. Thanks to Annie and everyone who opened their hearts (and wallets!) for the animals in their community. Tails are wagging and cats are purring because of you.
We celebrate Annie’s incredible achievement this month and encourage branches to name homeless animals "Annie" in her honour.
For more information on our Generosity in Action program, please contact Stephanie Trimble, Manager, Philanthropy, Revenue Development 1-800-665-1868.