Humane Society New Van
(Victoria Humane Society)

The Victoria Humane Society (VHS) is taking to the streets in a new rescue vehicle thanks to a generous gift from a local business.

Thanks to a $50,000 donation from B.C.-based Bosley’s by Pet Valu, VHS says they have acquired a brand new 2020 Ford Transit cargo van.

“This vehicle is a game-changer for us,” said Penny Stone, executive director, VHS.

“It is possible that we may be able to help close to a thousand more animals than previous years.”

The new vehicle comes equipped with a high roof, allowing VHS volunteers to more quickly and comfortably unload rescued animals.

It also has all-wheel drive, which VHS says will provide safer transportation to more remote areas with snowy and other adverse weather conditions.

VHS says that in one week the vehicle has already transported 200 cats and dogs to the society’s main facility.

“VHS does such important work; we are delighted to support it with this new rescue transportation.” said Rose Ferrante, VP Marketing, Pet Valu Canada.