A new service to help families keep their pets healthy and happy is now being introduced.
Alberta Lost Pet Locator Rescue Society has determined there is a need for a pet food bank program in Alberta. The program is aimed at helping people who don’t have enough dollars to cover the cost of pet food.
The new program is available in Rimbey as well as the surrounding areas of Innisfail, Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Eckville and Bentley.
The program is part of Alberta Lost Pet Locator and Rescue Society which is operated by Marie and Kenny Jennings.
“We have wanted to start this program for a very long time,” said Jennings in the couple’s introductory letter. “The ability to stop more pets being surrendered due to the inability to care and feed them is very rewarding. Our rocky economy has led to more animals in need.”
Unfortunately, at this time there have not been enough donations to cover the needs of all the animals who need help and donations will gratefully be accepted.
“We are continuously looking for donations of dog and cat food and kitty litter. The donation of food does not need to be any specific brand and we will gladly accept expired food or other animal related items,” the couple said in their letter.
The society also needs drop-off pick-up locations.
A container for items to be donated will be left at all drop off locations. One of the seven distributors will label and deliver all food pick-ups and then deliver to the facility for the family to collect.
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The goal of the Alberta lost Pet Locator and Rescue Society is to have food 14 pet food banks set up throughout the province.