A group of volunteers are kicking off their holiday fundraisers to make sure Manitobans’ furry friends are not forgotten during the Christmas frenzy.
Nicole Frey, founder of the Animal Food Bank, said the organization’s holiday fundraisers were already underway.
“We’re seeing a doubling in demand as the holidays approach, so we’re in the middle of our vacation fundraiser, our food drive to meet the needs of pets while on vacation,” Frey told CTV News.
“We currently get 60 to 100 requests for help in a week in Winnipeg. We plan to easily treat 1,000 pets during the month of December.
She said the Animal Food Bank, an organization that runs entirely on volunteers, aims to keep pets with their owners.
“That’s the whole premise of the animal food bank. We want to keep pets out of shelters and we don’t want people to be limited to owning animals purely on the basis of financial means.”
Frey said people can donate gift cards or cash, but can also drop off anything, wet and dry pet food, toys, treats, leashes or beds for pets. pets.
“I have a motto: If people donate it, we’ll use it. And it’s not very often that we can’t use something that has been provided.”
Frey said people can read more about the holiday fundraisers on Animal Foodbank’s Facebook page or website.
– with files from CTV’s Daniel Halmarson