(BC SPCA)

In an effort to help families keep their fur babies, the Victoria branch of the BC SPCA has announced a new initiative.

The organization will provide free cat and dog food as well as free kitty litter to pet parents who are struggling to financially cope with the impacts of COVID-19.

(Victoria Pet Food Bank)

“We are always here to help pet guardians and vulnerable animals, and we know that the COVID-19 crisis has put even more financial pressure on many families,” says Annie Prittie Bell, manager of the BC SPCA’s Victoria Branch.

“Our goal is to help keep people and their pets together at a time when companionship from our animals is needed more than ever.”

This initiative has been made possible through donations of unopened dry and canned pet food and cat litter made to the SPCA.

The free products will be available for all pet owners in Victoria every Wednesday for pickup at the Victoria SPCA’s Pet Food Bank located at 3150 Napier Lane between 1 to 3 p.m.

Those who wish to donate are asked to visit the shelter at the same location Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave their donations at the designated drop-off spot on the left side of the building.