MONTREAL, QC— The Guardian’s Best Animal Rescue Foundation is proud to announce Chatopia as the 2015 Quebec Animal Rescuer of the Year. The award, along with a $2,000 grant, was given to Chatopia president Maggie Shuter last Saturday.
The Guardian’s Best Animal Rescue Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to raise money to help local animal rescues. Since their founding in 2012, they have given more than $15,000 to various rescues so they could buy food and supplies, pay for vet bills and implement a trap neuter and spay program for cats. They are run by a dedicated team of volunteers who believe every pet should have a loving and caring home.
Each year, Guardian’s Best awards grants for the outstanding work of local rescues in the province of Quebec. The funds go to support the on-going need to provide food, shelter, vet bills, transportation including other essential items aiding in the proper care of rescue animals.
Chatopia is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to assisting purebred cats in need. Their mission is care, compassion and commitment to animals and their welfare and is the drive behind their work. They sterilize as a key to ending pet overpopulation. They educate to assure a proactive approach in animal welfare and they promote the adoption of homeless pets.
“Chatopia is a leader among animal rescues in Quebec,” says Quebec Animal Rescuer of the Year event chair Susanna Oreskovic. “Maggie and her team are role models for young volunteers who want to help animals in need.”
“Chatopia is humbled to be honoured with this wonderful recognition of the commitment we have for the felines in our care,” says Chatopia president Maggie Shuter. “We only exist because of the need, and can only accomplish a better life for the cats because of our dedicated volunteers, the vets that have committed to helping us, our supporters and donors. Awards like this can be lifesaving for animals, and this is why we are here….for them…thank you Guardian’s Best!”
Linda Robertson who helped found SPCA Montérégie received a $1,000 grant and Freedom Drivers received a $500 grant.