Adopting an animal from the SPCA is always a meaningful and emotional day for new owners. It is even more emotional for those who have known the animal for most of their childhood. This was the case for one of our past campers and Junior Counsellors, Marissa.
Marissa was a camper and former Junior Counsellor (formally known as an LIT) when she first met her fluffy friend, Joey. Joey is a friendly and very fluffy bunny that was her camp pet during her time at summer camp. She had a special opportunity to help with birthday parties at the HBSPSCA, during which Joey was the start attraction.
Marissa developed a connection with Joey. She loved to see him every morning and looked forward to spending time with him during summer camp. After her time at summer camp was over, it was sad to say goodbye to her fluffy friend.
Little did she know, she was going to adopt him years later. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, Marissa was informed through the HBSPCA’s Facebook page that Joey was retiring from the Pet Visiting Program and was up for adoption! The very next day she came to the shelter and adopted him fast than she could spell bunny.
She was finally reunited with her camp companion and her heart was filled with joy. Marissa spoke very highly about the summer camp here at the HBSPCA. When asked whether or not she suggests younger children to attend the camp, she answered with a resounding and firm “Yes!”
Now, every time she looks at Joey, she’s reminded of her days as a camper and Junior Counsellor. We’re so happy that Joey is enjoying his retirement in such a happy and loving home. Congratulations Marissa on being a true animal advocate!