It's Animal Care Appreciation Week!


Letter from Senior Manager of Animal Care, Amanda Hawkins:


I am delighted to share with everyone how dedicated, caring and selfless the Animal Care team is. Every day they come to work, not knowing how the day is going to turn out. Not knowing if their favourite animal will finally get adopted, or if their own home is needed to care for that sick or injured animal. They show up for every shift, regardless of what they may be faced with. Happy or sad.


I have seen a lot of good staff come and go but our current Animal Care team is one of the best groups of people I have seen as an Animal Care Manager.  Their compassion, empathy, and dedication to the animals, their teammates and this organization is astounding.


I am proud of the team we have and all of their hard work, even when there seems to be no light at the end of tunnel. They push through and at the end of the day, complete their main goal of ensuring all the animals have what they need - at times more than what we give our own family.


Although words are not enough, I would like to thank all of my staff for everything you guys do. I am truly honoured to have a team that is great at their job and makes our department easy to manage. 


A – Amazing

N- Notable
I- Independent
M- Motivated
A- Appreciated (more than they know)

L- Loving


C- Caring

A – Always there

R – Respectful

E - Educators



Amanda Hawkins
Senior Manager, Animal Care