We are saddened to announce the passing of Pound Rescue’s founder and president Dr. Gabriele Barrie. Gabi, as most knew her, started Pound Rescue in 1994. She was able to implement a TNR (trap, neuter/spay, return) program in Okotoks at that time and eliminated the stray cat problem for over 20 yrs. Her contribution to this town and outlying areas was second to none in regards to animal welfare. She has helped tens of thousands of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds. She was an advocate for animals and was an activist striving to better the lives of all animals. Her presence will be greatly missed. Pound Rescue will continue to be a voice and helper for the abandoned, the injured, and the mistreated. 
We extend a special Thank You to her family who also sacrificed so much for this rescue. Our thoughts and condolences to them at this time. 
Gabi will be greatly missed and would want all of you to be the voice for the animals, advocate for change, to of course love your pets, and for everyone to help those that need us the most