GTHS Executive Director receives Chair’s Award for Excellence In Animal Welfare

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) is excited to announce that the annual Chair’s Award from the Ontario SPCA has been awarded to GTHS Executive Director Sonya Reichel. The award, which was presented at the recent Ontario SPCA conference in Niagara Falls, is given out on an annual basis to an individual who truly goes above and beyond to make an outstanding contribution to Animal Welfare.

Sonya Reichel began working for the Georgian Triangle Humane Society at the end of October 2012. She has a robust background in animal welfare, non-profit sector management and leadership.

“The award this year has been given out to an Executive Director who’s performance has been stellar. With the support of the Board of Directors, Volunteers and Staff, this Executive Director has implemented programs such as Humane Education, Community Cats TNR, skyrocketing adoptions and much more.” stated Catherine MacNeill, Chair of the Ontario SPCA Board of Directors at the event on June 3rd 2018.

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society began saving animals in 1999. Since 2012, the Humane Society has more than quadrupled the number of homeless animals  placed into loving, forever homes every year. Adoptions increased by 31% in 2017 resulting in over 1100 animals finding loving homes. The society is proud of their 96% save rate for cats and a 99% save rate for dogs.

“We are thrilled with the progress our organization has made towards our Mission and Vision under the leadership of Sonya. The future is bright as we work tirelessly towards ensuring that we continue to meet the needs of our community.” States David Garner, Board Chair for the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.

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