Celia Durst, the Fraser Valley Humane Society’s shelter manager for more than 7 years, resigned her position in June and will be moving to Vancouver Island.

Celia says she will miss all the volunteers and visitors who stop by to see the cats and chat.

Well-known in the community for her work advocating for mission’s homeless and abused cats, Celia worked as executive director for the society and raised its profile while highlighting the crucial role the shelter plays in the community.

Amanda Dixon has taken over Celia’s position and comes to the shelter with an impressive background in rescue work with animals.

She has more than 15 years of veterinary assistant experience and three years teaching experience at West Coast College of healthcare. She has also worked for the SPCA and Delta Community Animal Shelter.

Amanda plans to continue Celia’s programs and implement many positive changes.  “I am looking forward to the challenges and I think the FVHS has a bright future ahead of it,” she said.

Amanda is excited to see so many dedicated volunteers and community support, and she is looking forward to recruiting more volunteers in the next few months.