Generosity in Action: Shawna Willan - BC SPCA
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Generosity in Action: Shawna Willan

September 1, 2019

Shawna Willan has supported animals across our province for decades. As a volunteer fundraiser for BC SPCA’s Paws for a Cause Walk presented by Hill’s® Science Diet® for 32 years and counting, she has inspired over $40,000 in pledges from friends, family and co-workers.

Shawna also dedicates her time as a volunteer coordiantor and adoption counsellor at our Vancouver Branch, helping thousands of cats find their fur-ever homes. Beyond her commitment to fundraise and volunteer, Shawna wanted to contribute even more by making a generous gift to the Biscuit Fund, which provides life-saving medical care for animals at the BC SPCA. “I spend a lot of time in the shelter with the animals,” Shawna says. “I see where help is needed most and believe every animal deserves a chance to get healthy.”

Shawna has a soft spot for older critters and shares her self-proclaimed animal “retirement home” with four cats and a dog, all seniors adopted from the BC SPCA. “It’s an honour to take in an animal so they can live out the rest of their days surrounded by love, and it’s beautiful when people come into the BC SPCA to adopt a senior animal.” Shawna, your boundless compassion and commitment are greatly appreciated!

Don’t forget to register your 4-legged and 2-legged friends to walk with you this September at the BC SPCA Paws for a Cause, presented by Hill’s® Science Diet®.

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

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