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Ontario SPCA delivering over 200,000 lbs of meals for hungry animals because of Nutram donation

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Pet meals donation is largest to this point, with meals distribution to the North set to double  

Stouffville, ON (Nov. 24, 2022) – To assist hold furry bellies full this winter, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is distributing over 200,000 lbs of pet meals to underserved communities throughout Ontario because of a donation by Nutram Pet Merchandise. The pet meals donation is the biggest the Society has obtained to this point. 

By way of the No Empty Bowls feeding mission, a partnership between the Ontario SPCA and Nutram Pet Merchandise, over 100,000 lbs of the pet meals is on its strategy to distribution hubs in Jap and Central Ontario. It is going to be distributed via meals banks and communities in want of assist for his or her native animals.  

To achieve areas in want in Northern Ontario, the opposite half of the pet meals is on its strategy to a distribution hub in Dryden, in addition to a newly established distribution hub in Thunder Bay. From there, group companions will assist distribute the greater than 100,000 lbs of meals the place it’s wanted most in areas throughout the North, together with distant communities.  

The pet meals distribution is a part of the Ontario SPCA’s ongoing group assist providers to assist hold animals with the households who love them. Entry to pet meals is usually a problem in underserved communities, significantly in distant areas of Northern Ontario the place meals could be expensive and troublesome to acquire. Meals banks throughout the province additionally depend upon pet meals so individuals don’t have to decide on between feeding themselves and feeding their furry members of the family. 

“With rising meals costs, and winter posing challenges to get provides to distant communities, this pet meals will assist guarantee extra animals have entry to high quality meals,” says Jennifer Bluhm, Vice President, Group Outreach Companies, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “We’re grateful for Nutram’s assist, which has allowed us to assist much more animals at this important time of 12 months.” 

Nutram is targeted on Canadians supporting Canadians with its Feed4 program. Made in Canada from Canadian sourced substances to assist native farmers, Nutram pet meals is bought via Canadian-owned pet retailers to maintain cash in the neighborhood. Plus, $1 from each bag of Nutram bought helps native charities. 

“We’ve been so lucky to work alongside the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society to deliver our vitamin into communities in want of assist,” says Heather McKay, Model Supervisor, Nutram Pet Merchandise. “With their group attain, we’ve been capable of donate over 2.3 million meals to pets in want throughout this winter season.” 

To be taught extra in regards to the Ontario SPCA’s group assist providers, go to ontariospca.ca 

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MEDIA CONTACT   

Media Relations   

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society    

905-898-7122 x 375  

media@ontariospca.ca 

Nutram Pet Merchandise 

519-669-6240 

information@nutram.com 

    

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society   

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been working for practically 150 years. The Society gives care, consolation and compassion to animals in want in communities throughout Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to deal with them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to maintain pets and households collectively and achieve this via a wide range of group assist providers, comparable to sheltering and adoptions, together with emergency sheltering, feral cat administration applications, animal transfers, meals distribution, humane schooling, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter providers.  

The Ontario SPCA doesn’t obtain annual authorities funding and depends on donations to supply applications and providers to assist animals in want. To be taught extra, or to donate, go to ontariospca.ca  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Provincial Workplace sits on the normal territory of the Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations and the Métis Nation. This territory was the topic of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an settlement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and take care of the sources across the Nice Lakes. The treaties that had been signed for this specific parcel of land are collectively known as the Williams Treaties of 1923. 

 

  

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