Great loss for dogs

On April 12, we in Oceanside lost a dear and loving lady, one who devoted many years to finding homes for dogs.

On April 12, we in Oceanside lost a dear and loving lady, one who devoted many years to finding homes for dogs that for one reason or other had been abused or abandoned.

I refer to Bev Davis, who managed to do this through her Second Chances Dog Rescue that she operated from her home in Parksville.

Bev and her husband Hoki provided a loving home for these dogs while trying to find good homes for them. Many of these dogs were cripple and in one or two cases were blind. She obtained most of these dogs from other dog rescues located in various parts of B.C., especially  the North.

I first met Bev about 13 years ago, then I was lucky enough to obtain my dog named Porche, who I still have and is now going on 18 years. He came to Second Chances from a dog rescue on the Mainland where he had been housed in a chicken coop for a number of years.

Over the years, I have met dozens of fellow dog walkers that I discovered had obtained their dog from Second Chances. They all spoke highly of Bev and appreciated the dedicated and compassionate way she treated dogs.

Bev recently authored a book called My Name is Tahi, in which she mentioned that she had found homes for 375 dogs. We should all be proud and thankful for this couple, Bev and Hoki, for what they have done for us humans as well as for these dogs.

Ron TruesdaleQualicum Beach

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