Giving back at home in Alberni

Bosley’s spends its first year raising $15,000 for Port Alberni groups.

Holly Cathcart

Holly Cathcart and her staff at Bosley’s will celebrate an eventful first year in business this weekend.

“I can’t believe it’s a year already,” says Cathcart, who left her job as a medical lab technician at West Coast General Hospital to open Bosley’s pet supply store in Pacific Rim Shopping Centre.

“I would never have been able to be this successful without my staff,” Cathcart said.

Cathcart and her partner, Garth Hamilton, had just bought the Brick and were thinking of another business to build in Port Alberni. Cathcart, a dog owner, was a frequent customer at Bosley’s in Victoria and at the time she felt there was a need for a similar store in Port Alberni.

Since they opened, Bosley’s has raised $15,000 for various animal-related charities. “The generosity of our customers is amazing,” she says. Groups that have benefited include the SPCA, Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) for West Coast programs, Qualicum Cat Rescue,  and CARE Network.

On Saturday, Sept. 21 the birthday bash begins with raffles and a cupcake fundraiser on behalf of Qualicum Cat Rescue, and continues with an SPCA hotdog sale, and small petting zoo.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the Courtenay-Alberni riding

In an effort to inform the Courtenay-Alberni riding constituents, we have supplied… Continue reading

City of Port Alberni offers support after fatal bus crash

Two University of Victoria students killed after crash en route to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Participants double at Parkinson’s Superwalk in Port Alberni

Second annual event also saw an increase in funds raised

Alberni School District considers three name changes

Neill Elementary, Ucluelet Secondary and school district identified for new names

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

VIDEO: We’re not ‘cold-blooded killers’ of bears, B.C. conservation officer says

When it’s a matter of public safety, the animals pay the ultimate price

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Most Read