Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
A couple from Burns Lake, B.C.,
Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff,
works hard to help animals.
There are many unwanted dogs
and cats in northern B.C.
These animals are hungry and cold.
“There are way too many animals
and not enough good homes!” says the couple.
So Valerie and Alistair started
the Lakes Animal Friendship Society in 2008.
The society educates
local students and the community.
The society helps to spay
and neuter cats and dogs.
Students visit the clinic and watch the surgeries.
After the surgeries, some students cuddle the animals.
The society also gives cat
and dog houses to families in need.
Students help to build and paint these houses.
Nobody’s Cats is a children’s book by Valerie and Alistair.
Students helped with the book’s art work.
The book is based on a true story
about helping community cats.
In the story, nobody’s cats become
cuddle (ku-dul) – to hold in your arms, showing affection
- To order a copy of Nobody’s Cats and to learn more,
- For information on animal shelters, click here.
Dirk Hofer’s Animal Shelter Plan –
You can now download Dirk Hofer’s shelter plans
and step-by-step instructions on this site as well.