Helping ensure pets across Canada are happy, healthy, and well fed is the driving force behind a significant contribution from Pet Valu.
The Canadian retailer has donated $1.6 million worth of its premium dog and cat food in support of pets and pet owners in need.
The donation, which weighs more than 335,000 lbs and includes more than 33,000 bags of kibble, will be delivered to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Humane Society (Ontario SPCA), Food Banks Alberta, British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), Animal Food Bank (AFB), and Wild West Animal League. The organizations will then distribute it to rescue partners, food banks, and communities across Ontario and western Canada.
“A food donation of this magnitude has an enormous impact,” says Ontario SPCA and Humane Society vice-president of community outreach services, Jennifer Bluhm. “In addition to ensuring thousands of pets will not go hungry for months to come, we can now re-direct the funds we’d set aside for food to other areas of need. At a time when the rising cost of living is making it difficult for some pet lovers to feed—and even keep—their pets, this contribution will help ensure pets can stay with the families who love them and enable us to provide better support to the animals in our care.”