The BC SPCA is one step closer to re-establishing its operations in Campbell River. Stephanie Arkwright, a long-time staff member of the Campbell River SPCA has been hired, effective Sept. 16, as the new manager of the society’s Education and Adoption Centre its plans to open in Campbell River.
“We are confident that having a full-time manager in place will help us expedite the process of finding a new location so that we can re-open as soon as possible,” says Craig Daniell, chief executive officer of the BC SPCA.
He notes that the SPCA has been seeking a new location since March 2013 to house its new centre.
In addition to reviewing prospective sites for the SPCA, Arkwright will be hiring and training staff and reaching out to local volunteers, businesses and supporters.
A passionate advocate for animals, Arkwright started volunteering with the BC SPCA Campbell River Branch in 2001 on a student grant program and has been a valuable member of the branch’s staff team for the past 12 years.
“My work with the BC SPCA has always brought me great personal satisfaction, especially knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of animals on a daily basis,” says Arkwright.
“I am thrilled to be able to continue working with the SPCA and look forward to many more years with the Campbell River Branch.”
The Campbell River branch was formerly ran out of the city-owned shelter on Merecroft Road whch is now occupied by Coastal Animal Control.