We wish to publicly thank several volunteers who have
provided a particular, valid contribution:
Corinne Thaw, one of the co-founders of ORA, who, despite
having undergone a radical cancer surgery and debilitating
chemotherapy in 2010, has continued taking care of ORA’s dogs:
cleaning after them, grooming them, feeding them healthy food,
and walking them for one to two hours a day in forested areas to
ensure their happiness and well-being.
Edna Gharakhanian, who has always been available on short
notice to help at fundraising events, even changing, when
needed, her work schedule. Edna has also personally contributed
to sterilize stray cats and, she has prepared numerous gourmet
dinners for ORA’s cats and dogs!
Young and Kay Ko, who own a cleaning company, and
although overwhelmed with work themselves, still find the time,
twice a week, to clean the cat areas for us at ORA's residential
Joyce Luckasawitch, who
fulfills several hours of volunteer work every Saturday:
cleaning, feeding the cats, bathing and walking the dogs, and
doing many other necessary tasks around ORA.
Clara Speer, who is doing an
enormous amount of work raising awareness for ORA’s needs
social media venues, and is presently fundraising for
the rebuilding of the much needed cat den, destroyed this past
winter in an odd accident.
Renate Simon, who has been
actively working on ORA’s current website (http://www.ora-animalsrescue.org), maintaining,
promptly adding and updating the content, as needed.
of Dog Gone Walking, who raised $320 each for ORA and fellow
rescue agency, BC Rescue, through the sale of Rescue Chocolate.
Although unnamed, we
thank all the many other volunteers that, either sporadically or
on regular basis, volunteer by helping at events, volunteer with
office duty, volunteer by fostering cat and dogs, volunteer by
grooming dogs and volunteer with any other of the many large and
small tasks needed to carry on the work of rescuing animals:
caring for the un-adoptable ones, educating and advocating for
animal rights, and promoting animal welfare in the Greater
Toronto Area and beyond.
Claudia Vecchio, Founder
ORA-Organization for the Rescue of Animals