Local artist Lise Oikle is a passionate animal lover who does her best to help animals in need. She recently put together a calendar of pet paintings and donated all the proceeds to the OSPCA. In total, Oikle raised $965, which she brought to the OSPCA earlier this month.
“Lise wanted to help and came up with the calendar idea. With her great talent, she put together a calendar full of pictures of her paintings she had done for clients. She also found a little dog at our centre that her daughter adopted. These funds will go along way to support animals in our care. We are very grateful for her support, and we could not do what we do without the great community support!” said Carol Link, OSPCA.
Oikle shared that her daughter was looking for a family dog and planned on going to a breeder. When a dog caught her eye during a visit to the OSPCA, she called her daughter and got her to consider a rescue instead. Shaggy is now a beloved member of the family and loved by Lise’s granddaughter.
As a registered charity, the OSPCA relies on fundraising to help support their goal to help as many animals as possible. COVID-19 put a wrench in a lot of their fundraising efforts for the last two years, but things are slowly returning to normal. Our local OSPCA is looking forward to the 11th annual Cupcake Day on February 27, 2023.