Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
UCHS bids farewell to two founding board members
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 10 Nov 2006, p. 6


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Dear editor, Recently the Upper Credit Humane Society took a look back at the past, and then turned and looked into the future-- the main reason for this action at this time is that the founding members of the Society, Robert and Anne Burr, have decided after much soul searching to resign their positions on the board and other committees and enter private life. The original name of the Upper Credit Humane Society was the Erin, Hillsburgh and District Humane Society. It was founded as a branch of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (O.S.P.C.A) in 1991. The founding members were a group of local citizens concerned about the welfare of animals. In 1995, the name was changed to Upper Credit Humane Society (UCHS) and the Society became an independent affiliate of the OSPCA Operations of the UCHS are overseen by an elected board of directors. Robert and Anne were instrumental in the birth and childhood of the organization, and their love and dedication to the welfare of all animals, domesticated and wild was, and is, unsurpassed. Over the years, they served the Society in many capacities. Robert was well known in the community as he went about his duties in Animal Control with faithful Sam (his Husky/Shepherd) by his side, he served as chairman of the board and later many years as general manager of the Society. Anne was also well known in the community with her unwavering dedication to all animals and especially the cats, kitten foster program, wildlife rescue were among just a few "irons in the fire". The Burrs lent their expertise to all areas of the work of the Humane Society and saw the fruition of their personal dream come true when the Shelter opened in March 2003...(over 1,311 animals have been adopted since that date alone). Robert and Anne have left their mark on the Society and community at large, and can leave us remembering that without their commitment and dedication to the UCHS for such an extended period of time so many animals would not have been rehabilitated. Lucky were the animals that had Robert and Anne in their court. The Upper Credit Humane Society, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers and I am sure, the community at large all join us in wishing them the very best for the future. Board of Directors, staff and volunteers Upper Credit Humane Society


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Newspaper
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Date of Publication:
10 Nov 2006
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Robert Burr ; Anne Burr
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Halton.News.212918
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English
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UCHS bids farewell to two founding board members