The President of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA says she is “overwhelmed and still in shock” by a recent commitment of support by Anne Squires, Owner of Exit Realty on The Rock.
“The SPCA cannot express our thanks and gratitude enough for what Anne and her company are planning, in order for us to reach our goal of building a new shelter for Labrador,” says Lee Hill, President and Shelter Director. “It’s still a bit of a shock and we’re still letting it sink in!”
On September 27, 2012, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Anne Squires launched the “Exit Cares for Critters” campaign, whereby they have committed to fundraise a minimum of $100,000 to go towards the building of a new SPCA building in June of 2013.
Squires noted her company has been involved in various community-minded projects over the years, including Ronald McDonald House, Daffodil Place, and the Children’s Wish Foundation.In addition to the approximately $60,000 already raised, and commitments of in-kind support and and materials, Hill says she is optimistic that the new shelter will indeed be a reality next year.
“To have Exit Realty come on board, and commit to such an undertaking, goes above and beyond what we expected when we were told they were interested in assisting us,” she says. “We are hopeful this wonderful show of support for the animals will encourage other businesses and corporations to come forward over the next nine months to lend a helping hand.”
Pictured (top): Anne Squires, Owner of Exit Realty on The Rock, joined by a furry friend.
Pictured (bottom): Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA PR Director and Secretary, Bonnie Learning, and her rescue dog, in front of the current shelter.