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Pet Pantry helps household settle into new residence

The devastation in Ukraine may be felt all over the world as communities welcome these fleeing the war-torn nation. When one household got here from Ukraine to Renfrew County, they introduced their beloved cat, Mikky, with them. After every part they’ve been by means of, we’re honoured to have the ability to share sources with them to maintain this household collectively  

Because the household was making an attempt to get their ft below them in a brand new nation, they discovered themselves in want of meals for Mikky. Via an area meals financial institution, they heard in regards to the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre’s Group Pet Pantry. After reaching out, they visited the animal centre to choose up a small bag of cat kibble and a few cans of moist meals.  

Mikky celebrates his first birthday with presents from the Pet Pantry 

Heather Jobe, Group Improvement Coordinator with the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre additionally tucked in a few knitted mice toys that have been donated by an area lady named Gisela who knits over 100 mice toys for the animal centre’s cats each month. Little did Heather know that the household had simply celebrated Mikky’s first birthday and noticed the toys as a particular birthday current for his or her furry pal.   

“I used to be simply actually touched by this household and completely satisfied we might assist,” says Heather. “It was an awesome connection and made me happy with the little methods we will help make an enormous distinction for individuals and their animals.” This was Mikky’s household’s first go to to our animal centre to make the most of the pantry.  

“We wish to specific our gratitude to Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre,” says Mikky’s household. “We just lately moved, and we would have liked assist with meals for our cat. We have been greeted by very open and pleasant employees, offered toys for the birthday of our [cat], and mentioned that we are able to contact when wanted. This assist was helpful for us!” 

Making important provides for companion animals accessible 

Many native communities in Ontario have established applications to make important provides for animals obtainable by means of meals pantries for many who want a serving to hand to care for his or her furry relations. Along with pet meals distributed to meals banks throughout the province by the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, the Renfrew County Animal Centre additionally runs an area pet meals pantry.  

“To have the ability to put somebody’s thoughts comfy by offering meals for his or her furry member of the family means so much to me,” Heather displays. “Not understanding the place your subsequent meal goes to come back from, not to mention how you will feed your furry pals is so aggravating. One factor is for certain, companion animals and folks belong collectively. Supporting our group and serving to individuals and their animals keep collectively is necessary to us. If we are able to higher assist pet dad and mom by providing this useful resource, then we’re grateful to assist on this means. Nobody ought to ever have to fret about how they may feed their animals.” 

To assist hold animals with the households who love them, please take into account making a present at present by visiting  ontariospca.ca/donate. 


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