Feral cat activist Linda Scott passes away

Scott was coordinator of the Prince Rupert SPCA trap-neuter-release program

Linda Scott, a champion for Prince Rupert’s cat colonies has died.

Scott — who was the coordinator of the Prince Rupert SPCA’s trap-neuter-release program — dedicated herself to ensuring the city’s feral cat population were spayed, neutered, cared for and that their numbers were reduced.

In May, Scott was awarded the 2018 Volunteers of the Year award from the BC SPCA.

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Scott moved to Prince Rupert in 1983.

In the obituary, submitted by her husband, Allan, Scott is described as “an avid traveller, Linda visited numerous countries throughout her life. She had many varied interests – she was an accomplished seamstress and quilter, a member of Belles, an avid curler and dragon boater. Linda was a tireless advocate for animal rights and care, spending hours volunteering for SPCA causes. Her sanctuary was her and Allan’s cabin at Lakelse Lake.”

Scott was 66 when she passed away in her home on July 24 surrounded by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be made to the Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) program through the Pacific Coast Veterinary Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Crest Hotel, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

READ MORE: Rupertite named BC SPCA Volunteers of the Year

READ MORE: Guardians of the cat colonies



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