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Okanagan Humane Society gets donation amid record year for surrenders

The Okanagan Humane Society received a $2,500 donation to help with programs like pet assistance
(Taylor Hansen/ Caledonia Courier )

Even more furry, feathered and four-legged friends in the Okanagan will be able to stay with their families, thanks to a donation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC), Construction Workers Union.

The Okanagan Humane Society is an animal rescue organization that not only provides services like foster care, adoptions and spay and neuter programs, but also helps families to stay together.

The organization’s pet assistance program helps people experiencing financial hardship who have difficulty affording vet bills or costs associates with owning a pet.

The Okanagan Humane Society received a $2,500 donation from the CLAC as part of the union’s Building Communities program.

The Humane Society was nominated by Thomas Welder, who is a member of Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63, as the animal rescue organization is currently facing a record high number of surrenders.

The donated funds will be used to combat overpopulation and to improve access to animal welfare services in the Okanagan.

To learn more or donate to the Humane Society visit

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