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Generosity in Action: Ann-May Smith

November 1, 2017

Ms. Anne-May Smith (known as “May”) was a woman with a large, loving heart, who fostered strong connections at work, and with her community as she walked her two Basenji dogs, named Isis and Loki, around the neighborhood.

May worked for Scotia Bank (a sponsor of the BC SPCA!) for many years and was an avid supporter of the BC SPCA, devotedly fundraising and gathering many pledges for the Paws for a Cause walk during her lifetime. So much was her impact on those around her that when May passed away in the spring, a local artist was inspired to paint a mural of Isis and Loki in memory of May.

The portraits of the two dogs, part of a commemorative fence, now watch over May’s neighborhood.

Photo credit/Art by: Ms. Margaret Halsey

Though May is sadly no longer with us, her legacy of love and caring lives on. May bequeathed a large portion of her estate to the BC SPCA, ensuring that her support of animals, something that mattered dearly to her in her lifetime, continues on for future generations of animals in need.

Her thoughtful gift to our Cruelty Investigations department will help abused and injured animals throughout British Columbia for many years to come. Thank you, May, for being there for helpless animals throughout your life, for inspiring others to plan for their own legacies, and for ensuring your support of the BC SPCA carries on into the future.

For more information on our Generosity in Action program, please contact Erin Walkey, Director of Philanthropy, Revenue Development 1-800-665-1868.