15 year Volunteer, Retires from GTHS Treasure Tails store.

It is with bittersweet feelings that the GTHS announces the retirement of long-time Treasure Tails Manager and advocate for animal welfare, Maggie Lowe. After an absolutely stellar 15 year role with the animal based charity, Maggie has made the decision to step down and enjoy her retirement. Serving not only as volunteer Treasure Tails Manager, Maggie was a long-standing Board Member and Fundraising Chair for the GTHS.

“15 years ago my husband and I adopted a Border Collie mix from the Collingwood and District Humane Society. Toby helped me through the transition from city gal, busy Mom, Nurse to a quieter country life no kids at home and no job. I became involved with fundraising that year with the organization and continued up to this date. Fifteen years have flown by and I have enjoyed the challenges, the friends, and fellow volunteers I have come to know.  Being a board member, creating the Fur Ball, the Needy Paws Golf Tournament, speaking to many groups to raise awareness of the need for a shelter and a solid organization to help the homeless cats and dogs in our community find their forever homes have all been challenges I have enjoyed.

Treasure Tails has a very special place in my heart and I feel we have a solid and dedicated team of volunteers who strive to keep the store looking its best and offering the best service and goods to our customers. I have a great respect for all that the GTHS staff and volunteers have accomplished to bring GTHS to the place it is now. So many pets have been cared for and rehomed. All I can ask for. But that said, I will always be supporting GTHS and Treasure Tails in some way”. stated Maggie Lowe

For her 15 year with Treasure Tails, Maggie led a team of 30-35 dedicated and hardworking volunteers. Recently on social media they said,

“As the Manager of Treasure Tails, Maggie’s passion for all animals is inspiring. We are in awe of how well she wears her very many hats …bookkeeper, marketer, promoter, speaker, decision maker, researcher, negotiator, communicator, laundress, consultant and friend. She leads by example, spending countless hours on the road sourcing and picking up donations, and in the store unpacking, pricing, displaying, serving customers and helping the volunteers. And while change is inevitable, we will all miss Maggie but wish her nothing but happiness in her well-deserved retirement.”

In so many ways Maggie is irreplaceable. Her leadership, dedication and tireless efforts have brought Treasure Tails to unimaginable heights and have been directly responsible for the GTHS’s ability to improve the welfare of animals.  The GTHS organization is incredibly grateful to Maggie for her time as the Manager of Treasure Tails and look forward to celebrating her retirement.

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!