Animal Food Bank collects donations for pets affected by flooding in British Columbia
Right now, Frey said that because many evacuees are being sent to areas they serve, they see a great need for food. Last week alone, they delivered over 5,000 pounds of food to animals in need, and demand is still very high. The only problem is that their cupboards are empty and they need more stock.
Frey’s organization has helped pets displaced by natural disasters in the past. Most recently, the Animal Food Bank Foundation helped with the wildfires in British Columbia, and they said that right now, pets need support more than ever.
“We know that when animals arrive at emergency services centers, they are already stressed, their owners are stressed, they realize that they have been moved. Many of them left their homes with nothing so it’s stressful for everyone, including the animals. The challenge with this one is that a lot of pets have been left behind, and so we hear stories of local RCMP detachments taking care of pets left behind in the floods, ”he said. she declared.
Frey has 40 drivers in British Columbia who deliver food and water to where it’s needed. From emergency service centers to food banks, RCMP detachments and directly to evacuees.
The Animal Food Bank Foundation is collecting donations this weekend. A large trailer was parked outside the Moose and Squirrel on Second Street for people to drop off their donations.
Nine-year-old Abby Andrews was there to help.
“I run Abby’s Animals. I get soft drink bottles and get that money back, and I just go to pet food stores and pet stores, drop them off and donate them to animal organizations, ”Andrews said.
People can drop off their donations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Frey said there was a need for animal crates as well. Donations collected will be delivered on Monday.