The public is being encouraged to rally behind animals impacted by emergencies.
For a limited time, when you purchase a Dog House cookie at Healthy Spot, $1 will be donated to the Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society.
“Any one of us could be faced with an emergency tomorrow,” said Andrea Lee, Healthy Spot co-owner.
“Knowing that the Road Home is available to help pets and their owners during crisis is very reassuring, and we believe it’s a valuable service within the community.”
The society recently assisted with the Skyline Manor apartment fire in Vernon, providing supplies and support for pet owners who had to flee the building with their pets.
As well, the society’s volunteers have been working hard to trap several cats that have been seen at the destroyed building, reuniting them with their owners.
The Road Home Rescue and Safekeeping Society partners with North Okanagan Emergency Social Services. The society provides temporary housing and supplies for pets during house fires, car accidents, emergency hospitalization and natural disasters.
“We know how important it is for pet owners to have support, and accommodation options, during emergencies,” says Maureen McEwan, director.