Bow Valley SPCA
We've been honoured to provide website and hosting services to the Bow Valley SPCA since 2010 when we initially took over maintaining their existing website, and then rebuilt with Drupal in 2012. This latest iteration of a vital adoption, education, and fundraising resource was generously funded by The Calgary Foundation, with Blue Hut donating a portion of the development costs and all ongoing support.
Built using Django with Wagtail, the website has a Content Management System (CMS) platform that allows Bow Valley SPCA staff to create and update content on an as needed basis using web browser based forms.
The new website makes strong use of social media to keep the community informed of animals available as they arrive, and happy tails as they leave for their forever homes. Potential pet parents can also use the site resources to help them make an informed choice.
An additional facet of the project was to provide the code for the website as open source so that other SPCAs could use it as a basis for their own websites. The code, and information on its use, is available in the code repository on GitHub. With the generosity of The Calgary Foundation other SPCAs can now benefit from using an off-the-shelf package that can be customised to their particular requirements.