Frances Wach is the SaskSPCA’s Executive Director and has been involved with the organization for almost thirty years.
Her story begins with a strong desire to help others. At the time Frances made her entry into the animal welfare sector – serving on the Yorkton SPCA board – she was working as a social worker. Through her experience in both the human and animal services sectors, it became apparent to Frances that the health and well-being of humans and animals are interconnected, an approach now known as One Health. The relationship between human and animal well-being remains a top concern of hers, from the link between family violence and animal abuse, to providing the homeless with essential supplies to care for their pets.
Frances stresses the importance of helping people by helping their animals, and helping animals by helping their owners.