Kayla - Samoyed/Husky/Collie cross, adopted from the BVSPCA 2007; Shadow - Border Collie/Blue Heeler cross, adopted from the BVSPCA 2009; Jasmine - cranky cat, adopted from the Cochrane Humane Society in 2003
Lauren was involved in fundraising & events before ground was broken and building of the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre began. She visited the centre soon after its opening and joined the Board as Secretary in 2007. Shortly after joining the Board, Lauren adopted the beautiful Kayla! Lauren was an active member of the Board for the next 6 years, assisting mostly with events; however, held a term as President as well. She left the Board at the end of 2013 but soon after returned as Vice President.
Lauren has a strong organisational/business background and of course a passion for animals! In addition to her four legged fur babies in Canmore, Lauren and her husband adopted an orangutang at the Centre for Great Apes in the United States! Funny coincidence, his name is Christopher, which happens to be the same name as Lauren's husband!!!
Lauren enjoys being involved in the day to day running of the centre, helping with events, as well as assisting with operations. Along with her love for animals, lauren has a passion for photography! You can usually find her at our events, with one or more cameras around her neck, snapping away!