OHS expands pet food bank program

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – Ottawa pet owners impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic can look forward to more available dates for picking up essential pet supplies at the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS).

The OHS will be expanding its emergency pet food bank program to make free pet food and litter available three times a week for pet owners.

Previously, pet owners could only visit the emergency pet food bank on Thursdays. Now, they will be able to request appointments for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“The demand and need for this service in our community was extremely apparent,” ]Amber Corby, Manager: Community Programs with the OHS, said. “Since the food bank began in April, we have provided close to 17,000 lbs of pet food and litter to more than 2,000 pets throughout the city.”

The OHS also works with partners in the community to reach people who may not be able to travel to the OHS’s West Hunt Club location.

Anyone who needs to access the emergency pet foodbank’s services can book an appointment at ottawahumane.ca/covid or by calling 613-725-3166 ext. 221.

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