FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Saskatoon, SK – June 3, 2022) The week of June 5th to 11th has been proclaimed Pet Food Bank Week in Saskatchewan. Throughout the week, the SaskSPCA, and our pet food bank partners throughout the province, will be hosting events to raise awareness and funds for the SaskSPCA’s Pet Food Bank program.
Planned activities include a pet food collection blitz at Michael’s Your Independent Grocer in Saskatoon, a pet food drive at the Bargain Shop in Fort Qu’Appelle, and Cruisin’ for Critters – a classic car cruise night in Swift Current.
The SaskSPCA aims to raise $10,000 for the Pet Food Bank. Thanks to a generous donation from Earl and Terri Amendt, donations during Pet Food Week will be matched up to $5,000.
“The SaskSPCA Pet Food Bank keeps families together during times of hardship, giving pet guardians peace of mind knowing their pets are fed,” explains Laura Zmud, Family Ties Coordinator with the SaskSPCA. “This program aims to prevent families from being forced to surrender their pets to overburdened shelters or rehomed due to pet food insecurity. Pet Food Week in Saskatchewan will help us ensure pets are safe, fed, and with their families.”
Those interested in supporting the Pet Food Bank can do so by donating unopened pet food at any participating pet food bank partner location. Cash donations can also be made by visiting www.saskspca.ca/pet-food.
About the SaskSPCA Pet Food Bank
Since the program launched in 2020, the SaskSPCA Pet Food Bank has distributed enough pet food to fill more than 37,000 bowls. The Pet Food Bank can be accessed in Fort Qu’Appelle, Maple Creek, Melville, Moosomin, Nipawin, Rosetown, Rosthern, Saskatoon, and Swift Current.
For more information:
Josh Hourie, Community Relations Coordinator
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