Following an incident earlier in the year in which the South Peace SPCA had 119 dogs surrendered to it, Lake View Credit Union partnered with the organization to help replenish much needed supplies in addition to raising funds to help the SPCA continue their vital work.
The Blanket Drive, which was the idea of an Lake View staff member who also volunteers at the SPCA, saw the LVCU Foundation donate $8 for every blanket donated between March 16 and April 9 and has ended with 481 blankets donated, resulting in an additional $3,848 donation from the Lake View Credit Union Foundation.
“The willingness of the region to come together and support our SPCA in their time of need has been nothing short of inspiring,” remarked Lori Archibald, CEO of Lake View Credit Union. “As a life-long pet owner and dog lover, this cause is near and dear to my heart, as it is to many people. I’d personally like to thank everyone who donated blankets and all of us here at Lake View are so grateful for the response and grateful to our members, without whom we wouldn’t be able to engage our community in this way.”
Wendy Davies, Manager for BC SPCA South Peace Branch stated, “This emergency intake of 119 dogs was the largest and most incredible rescue that our local teams had experienced. We were initially overwhelmed and our resources, including blankets and supplies, were quickly depleted. The rapid response from so many volunteers and donors was truly astonishing and we are deeply moved by the phenomenal support. The lives of these precious little dogs have been forever changed thanks to the love and care from people throughout our region. We want to share our heartfelt thank you with the Lake View Credit Union team and with every person who donated and helped!"
Although the initiative has concluded, the SPCA’s work never ends and residents are encouraged to continue their support year-round through volunteering and donating.