Our New Interim Shelter Manager

Welcome Fran Scott


The Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue is pleased to announce the appointment of Fran Scott as its new Interim Transition Manager.

A native of Saint John, Fran comes brings with her an impressive background in fundraising, management, and compassionate animal care.

More importantly, she brings a true passion for the shelter’s mission to help as many animals as we can, a positive attitude, and commitment to the well-being and success of her fellow staff. The board, staff and volunteers look forward to working with her in her new role.

Fran first worked for two years as a horseback guide in Ontario before she and her animal loving family opened a successful pet store. Ontario was not home and they longed to return to Saint John so she came in 1999. Not long after her family joined her with the family business. They operated Cyanna’s Pets in Saint John until 2006. Fran has worked extensively with dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. As an animal advocate, she has spent most of her life providing care and enjoying the companionship of many animal species.   Her background has given her great exposure to the importance of working closely with people, educating the public on general animal health care and helping to provide the best quality of life to pet and owner. Fran has also extensive experience as an animal foster parent.

Prior to that she was the Administrative Supervisor at Russell Metals and was General Manager of CSI in Mississauga, Ontario.

She proudly served with the Sea Cadets for thirteen years holding various officer positions in administrative, training and executive roles.

She loves Saint John and the community spirit.   She also has volunteer experience where she was a corporate fundraiser for Saint John’s Saint John Mill Rates (now Saint Riptide). Fran is also a licensed realtor with Royal LePage. She can find you a home and a pet to go with it.

She is also a certified Level 3 Reiki Master/Teacher which will benefit our pets on many levels in their stress, healing and can have a profound difference in their behavior.

In her spare time, she and companion Matt Currie are a popular rock/blues duo on the local music scene.

I am pleased to have this opportunity to advance the vital programs and services offered by Saint John SPCA Animal Rescue to the animals and people of our community. The cause is one that strikes emotions in many.” says Scott.


Please join us in welcoming Fran to our “pack”