BC SPCA branches in Kelowna, Vernon, Shuswap and Penticton are partnering with the Kelowna-based Animal Food Bank to help Okanagan pet guardians in need of pet food and supplies.
“This is a challenging time for many people and we recognize that as budgets get tighter it may be harder to find money for pet food,” says Sean Hogan, manager of the BC SPCA in Kelowna. “We are thrilled to partner with Nicole Wilks and the team at the Animal Food Bank. It takes so many hands and hearts to come together for vulnerable animals and their families.”
The SPCA is inviting anyone who can help to drop off unopened dry and canned pet food as well as cat litter to one of the following locations:
More information about donation drop-off is also available through the BC SPCA Animal Helpline at 1-855-622-7722.
The donated food collected at SPCA branches will be transferred to the Animal Food Bank for direct distribution to pet guardians in need of assistance. To access pet food donations, please fill in the online Animal Food Bank website form. Food is also available by contacting your local SPCA branch.
“During these uncertain times it’s more important than ever to keep families and their pets together,” says Hogan. “With more individuals impacted by illness, job loss and other challenges, the BC SPCA and the Animal Food Bank are committed to making life easier for animals and their guardians.”