Orangeville Pet Food Pantry supports community pets in need

Nobody must be confronted with a scenario the place they have to select between feeding themselves or caring for his or her animal. The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre’s pet meals pantry helps individuals experiencing monetary challenges to feed their furry members of the family. 

The pet pantry is positioned within the Orangeville animal centre, at 650 Riddell Rd. Animal Centre Supervisor Daybreak Lyons says the phrase is beginning to unfold, and never simply to neighborhood members, but additionally meals banks, and ladies’s shelters who want assist. 

“If you happen to need assistance to feed your pet and we may also help you, then we’ll,” says Lyons. 

How does the pet meals pantry function?

The animal centre has a small shelf close to the reception available for employees to share with individuals who are available in, and in addition an empty canine kennel stuffed with donations. Lyons says donations primarily come from neighborhood members, together with many native veterinary companions.  

“Many individuals are having to decide to feed their animals, feed themselves, or make hire. So, if we are able to present meals for a pair weeks to assist them out, not less than which means they will have a roof over their head and hopefully meals on their desk, in addition to for his or her animals,” says Lyons. 

Extending our attain into the neighborhood

The Orangeville & District Animal Centre has additionally been connecting with native meals banks to assist attain extra pet households in want of assist. A neighborhood assist service like this meals pantry is essential to assist forestall re-homing by serving to those that are experiencing monetary hardship to feed their furry members of the family. 

“On the Ontario SPCA, one in all our objectives is to maintain individuals and pets collectively, so I feel that’s crucial piece,” says Lyons. “It makes us be ok with the work we do, realizing we’re serving to to assist that.” 

The Ontario SPCA gives a wide range of neighborhood assist providers at its 13 animal centres throughout the province, together with emergency sheltering to assist pet dad and mom who can’t return house for one motive or one other. Whether or not they’re fleeing home abuse, or all of the sudden discover themselves with no house, the Ontario SPCA may also help preserve their animals secure as they get again on their toes.  

To study extra in regards to the pet meals pantry, request meals, or to make a donation, go to or name 519-942-3140. 

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