The CritterAid Team
Message from the President.
Critteraid is a place where hope has survived and where people can work together in harmony with one another to carry on an endevour that started off as a thought, as a dream, by the founder and past President Deborah Silk (McBride). This organization was started by Deborah 25 years ago and was born out of her immense love and compassion for animals that is truly beyond words to describe. Her incredible work ethic and tenacity has pulled us through many trials and tribulations. We thank our lucky starts everyday knowing that if it wasn’t for Deborah’s perseverance we would not have the opportunity that we have today; which is to make a difference in our community and the lives of so many animals in need!
We have grown from the initial cat sanctuary to include several additional divisions: Dog House Division, Critteraid Farm, Education, Outreach. We have learned to temper our growth with the number of volunteers who commit to caring for the animals. Community support is vital to a charity like Critteraid where fundraising is constant in order to provide the necessary means for veterinary costs, operational costs and maintenance costs.
I invite you to explore the navigational links on this page and visit your specific areas of interest. You will also find links to information on membership, volunteering, adoption, sponsorship and how to contact us.
Critteraid is deeply affected by the the economic downturns like so many other charitable organizations. We are proud to be a part of a Board of Directors who take great pride in their fiduciary responsibility while always focusing on the animals in our care. The women and men who volunteer their time and support within Critteraid are amazing individuals who are second to none when it comes to standing tall amidst animal welfare representatives. We welcome you to join us in our compassion efforts!
- Pat Wand
- Jean Bowden
- Cynthia Murray
- Jacenda (Jess) Byer
- Elaine Tuddenham