Celia Durst, the Fraser Valley Humane Society’s shelter manager for more than seven years, resigned her position in June and will be moving to Vancouver Island.
Durst says she will miss all the volunteers and visitors who stop by to see the cats and chat.
Well-known in the community for her work advocating for mission’s homeless and abused cats, Durst worked as executive director for the society and raised its profile while highlighting the crucial role the shelter plays in the community.
Amanda Dixon has taken over Celia’s position and comes to the shelter with an impressive background in rescue work with animals.
She has more than 15 years of veterinary assistant experience and three years teaching experience at West Coast College of healthcare. She has also worked for the SPCA and Delta Community Animal Shelter.
Dixon plans to continue Durst’s programs and implement many positive changes.
“I am looking forward to the challenges and I think the FVHS has a bright future ahead of it.”
Dixon is excited to see so many dedicated volunteers and community support. She is looking forward to recruiting more volunteers in the next few months.
A big party is planned to raise funds for Mission’s cat shelter, run by the Fraser Valley Humane Society.
The “Cat Lover’s Garden Tea Party” will be the first event to kick off the arrival of the new shelter manager, Amanda Dixon.
Volunteers have planned an afternoon of fun for the whole family with this unique event. Activities include tea leaf readings, angel card readings, games, prizes, food and more.
Tickets for the event are $10 each and can be purchased at the shelter or on site.
There will even be a few cats for adoption! With kitten season in full force, the shelter needs your support, why not have some family fun at the same time?
The event will be held on July 15 from 1-3 p.m., at 32331 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission.
Contact the shelter at 604-820-2977 for more information.