Lily’s legacy for the animals

Lily’s legacy for the animals

Lily and her husband, Mike, have shared a lifelong journey filled with love, compassion, and an unwavering dedication to their four-legged family members. In a heartwarming conversation with Lily, the profound impact of her furry companions on her life and her commitment to the welfare of animals shines through. Lily is a dedicated supporter of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and has decided to leave a gift in her will. 

A beautiful tradition of caring for animals in need 

The story of Lily and Mike began in their teenage years, blossoming into a lifelong love story that saw them welcoming animals into their lives as cherished family members. Bandit and Cuddles, their first beloved animals, graced their lives for an impressive 19 years, marking the start of a beautiful tradition of caring for animals in need. 

Unique tales of adoption 

Their furry family expanded over the years, with each addition bringing its own unique tale of adoption. Brandy, a loving pup with kidney issues, became their companion and “princess” for 16 years after the couple welcomed her into their lives after her previous pet parent could no longer care for her.  Not long after, Macy, the calico cat born to a feral mother, found her place within Lily and Mike’s home; she is currently 10 years old. Willy, the one-eyed tabby, was adopted after being found abandoned in a park. He was loved and cared for by Mark and Lily until his passing in 2022. 

Continuation of their mission despite losses 

Despite their losses, Lily and Mike continued their mission by adopting Tucker, a tabby feline, and Toby, a Havanese pup, who were born five days apart. The two formed an inseparable bond and are a pair of mischief-makers that Lily affectionately refers to as “Drop and Destroy.”  

Lily and Mike’s passion for animal welfare stems from their belief in adoption and their profound empathy for creatures facing hardship. This commitment reflects not only bringing an animal home, but also offering a second chance to those in need. 

A lasting legacy for animals 

Lily and Mike have made arrangements in their will to ensure their cherished animals are cared for if something were to happen to them. Additionally, they’ve made a heartfelt decision to leave a lasting legacy to the Ontario SPCA. Lily’s choice to support the organization stands as a testament to her enduring love for animals in need and her desire to provide a voice for them. 

Lily’s legacy is one of compassion, kindness, and unwavering devotion to the well-being of animals. Her story serves as an inspiration, reminding us of the enduring impact that love and advocacy has on animals in need. 

Leave your own legacy for animals 

When you remember the Ontario SPCA with a gift in your will, you can continue to help animals  long after you’re gone. 

Visit our website to learn about creating your own legacy for animals and to download your free will-making toolkit today.  









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