Eric Stebner's love for animals and passion for their welfare has inspired him to show his kindness in many ways. "My family gives with a simple purpose - to acknowledge our deep appreciation for all the animals that we’ve had the pleasure of sharing our lives with," he explains.
Eric is a proud PAW (pre-authorized withdrawal) Plan monthly supporter. "The Paw Plan is an easy way to donate each month. I know that a reliable monthly income stream makes it easier to plan funding for ongoing programs that help the animals." It is the generosity of PAW Plan donors, like Eric, that keep the lights on, the cupboards stocked, and ensures that staff are there in a moment's notice when an animal in crisis arrives at a branch. Eric and other PAW Plan members truly understand that "we can achieve great things with everyone doing a little to help each month."
In addition to being a PAW Plan member, Eric has served as a BC SPCA board member since 2007 and currently holds the position of Secretary Treasurer. His dedication to the animals doesn't end there, for eight years Eric has been fundraising for the Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk. Eric loves attending all BC SPCA events, but especially enjoys Paws for a Cause because he can bring his four-legged best friend along.
While Eric's support is driven by his love for all animals, he is inspired daily by his rescue dog, Victor. "We were still getting over the loss of our last dog when my family’s veterinarian contacted us and told us that they had a very special dog, that they knew would be suited to us and who needed a home." When Eric met Victor, there was instantly a new family member in the Stebner household
When Eric witnesses the terrible injustices that many animals face, especially farm animals, Victor gives Eric hope. "Victor seems to express joy in just about everything he does, (except maybe having a bath). His love of life is infectious to everyone he meets and we feel very lucky that he found his way to us." Victor’s endless and enthusiastic love keeps Eric focused on his work to help animals and keeps his generosity in action.
For more information on our Generosity in Action program, please contact Stephanie Trimble, Manager, Philanthropy, Revenue Development 1-800-665-1868.