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Angela McLaren

Executive Director 

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Kelsey MacNeil

Animal Behavior Consultant

Kelsey MacNeil is developing this Keeping Pets and People Together Program and as well as providing behavioral support to the PGHS community.Kelsey is a Certified Feline Behavior Consultant and Registered Veterinary Technologist.

After working in veterinary medicine, she found that cats and their behavior are rarely understood by those who love them. This lack of understanding leads to the breakdown of the human-animal bond, frustration and often leads to the surrender of much loved pets.
Kelsey plans to share her knowledge of feline behaviour to help owners and their cats develop strong, compassionate bonds. By understanding the motivations behind a cat's behaviour we can solve the problems many owners face and struggle to deal with. From managing inappropriate urination to anxiety, Kelsey can provide advice to our adopters and fosters. She is also very comfortable with dog behavior and training, using positive reinforcement and science-based methods. She will be able to assist our patrons with socialization, training and managing problem behaviors.

Angela was originally born in South Africa and moved to Fort St James, British Columbia in 2008. Shortly after moving to Canada, she opened the Fort St James Humane Society and began working with local communities on spay and neuter, vaccination, and animal management programs. Over the past fourteen years, Angela has continued to work collaboratively with First Nations communities to create and individualize animal management programs and to develop programs designed to reduce the stray dog overpopulation.
Under Angela’s leadership, thousands of animals’ lives have been saved and she continues to show an unwavering commitment to animal welfare. Since working in rescue, Angela has fostered over 600 animals and shares her home with her 2 daughters and her rescue cats.

Board of Directors

Left photo: Pete and Sandi with their dog, Bailey. 

Right photo: Ruth and Sue and Sue's dog Rhys.

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