Holy Humane Society, Batman!
The Prince George Humane Society’s unofficial mascot, a three-legged dog named Poppy, became the dark knight today (April 25) dawning a black and yellow outfit for a special announcement.
On Friday, May 3, at the CN Centre, starting at 9 p.m. Northern FanCon will screen Batman, and all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Humane Society.
“We have a three-legged caped-crusader and next weekend in our city we are hosting the fifth annual Northern FanCon which brings tons of visitors celebrity guest and opportunities,” said Leah Coghlan, president of the Humane Society’s board of directors. “It’s going to benefit the members of our community as well as the animals in our care.”
There’s also going to be a very special guest at the screening.
“The 1989 version of Batman will be introduced by the executive producer of that film, Michael Uslan,” said Northern FanCon’s founding director Norm Coyne. “He is going to be on hand to do remarks and answer questions.”
Coyne said because this event is not a part of the regular FanCon programming, entrances fees will be pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds will benefit the animals cared for by the Humane Society.
“A lot of people might not know that we are completely funded by the community,” said Prince George Humane Society’s executive director Melissa Garner.
When Poppy came to the Humane Society in February with a broken leg that was beyond repair, it was the Prince George community that came together to raise enough funds for Poppy to get the surgery she needed.
“The way we got the community to raise the funds is that we got anyone who donated five dollars or more to suggest a name and then she even picked out her own name from a dog bowl."
Garner says she went into surgery right away and recuperated in a foster home before she was adopted and moved onto her forever home.
“There was so much interest in her because she is so gentle and loving and she is very affectionate and she doesn’t even know she has three legs,” said Garner.
“We are a great organization with huge hearts every one of us is dedicated to the well fair and well-being of these animals and trying to find them their perfect homes.”
You won’t need tickets to attend Batman on May 3, simply show up to the CN Centre for the 9 p.m. showing and pay-what-you-can at the door.
Northern FanCon takes place between Friday, May 3 and Sunday, May, 5.
For other Northern FanCon events, you can find tickets and a full schedule online.