A new resident to Canmore, Alberta, Caitlin Homes grew up in Michigan with a fondness for animals from a young age. From cats, to hamsters, goldfish, the occasional turtle, and especially dogs, animals were always part of her life at home. The importance of respect, care and compassion for them was always at the forefront. Caitlin would often visit her dad’s hometown in Ontario, a small farming community where her Grandfather was the area veterinarian, and where her Uncle began his own veterinary practice specializing in equine services. This is where her compassion for animals grew. She believes that all animals are entitled to ethical and fair treatment, and just as her grandfather and uncle dedicated their lives to helping animals, she too is an advocate.