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Local Philanthropist Alan Quesnel Donates $100,000 To Fort McMurray SPCA

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016, 4:56pm


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A local philanthropist has made a substantial donation to help out the Fort McMurray SPCA.

For ten years now, Quesnel has been donating millions of dollars to help individuals across the globe, and his charity work now includes pets.

It all started back in December 2015 when he called his friend Natalie Kemeny, who was then the Board President of the Windsor- Essex County Humane Society, after reading the heart wrenching story about a dog now known as ”Justice” who was found in December 2015 with his legs and mouth bound and left to die. Quesnel felt compelled to donate $10,000 to help with Justice’s medical bills.

Kemeny, who has called Fort McMurray home since January 2016, became involved with the Fort McMurray SPCA early in her relocation to the region. She shared with Quesnel the efforts undertaken by the region’s only local animal shelter to help pets affected by the wildfire and the ongoing programs to ensure pet supplies are available at no cost to pet owners to help companion animals settle in as residents return home.

Inspired by the Fort McMurray SPCA’s passion to make a difference for animals and their dedication to their community during and beyond the threat of the wildfires, Quesnel is donating $100,000 to support the organization’s recovery efforts and essential improvements to their facility as part of his commitment to the Justice for Animals campaign.

“We are honored to be the recipients of this extraordinary generosity,” said Tara Clarke, executive director of the Fort McMurray SPCA. “Our agency has a long road ahead to meet the needs of our region both short and long term. We are most grateful to Mr. Quesnel for donating to help us.”

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