Pet food banks are helping
Photo: BC SPCA
The Kamloops branch of the BC SPCA has been able to expand its pet food bank outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a news release, the non-profit says that’s thanks to local partnerships, including with the Kamloops Food Bank, Four Paws, the Salvation Army, Mustard Seed, the Barriere Food Bank, the BC Wildlife Park and the District of Lillooet Bylaw Services.
Donations from the community have also helped the cause; the shelter has been able to distribute nearly 1,200 kg of dry pet food, 840 cans of wet food and 207 kg of cat litter to pet owners in need.
“We have all gone through challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has had a financial impact on many families,” says Charleen Holloway, the BC SPCA’s manager of animal centre services in Kamloops, in the release. “The BC SPCA in Kamloops was very fortunate to already have strong relationships with community agencies, and this allowed us to seamlessly expand our outreach support for pet guardians and help vulnerable animals when the pandemic hit.”
Holloway adds the shelter is always looking for donations of unopened dry and canned pet food and cat litter.
Items can be dropped off daily between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Kamloops branch, at 2816 Tranquille Rd.
Anyone who needs help with pet food can call 250-376-7722 or email [email protected].
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