The Ontario SPCA is always very thankful for everyone in the community who lends a hand to help out, all in the name of Animal Welfare. This most recent donation to us was very special.
A generous donation of dry dog and cat food from the kind people at Royal Canin was offered to the Ontario SPCA to help feed animals in our Northern Ontario Communities. The food was destined for Kasheshawan, Ontario.
“On May 21, 2014, my journey began at 6:00 am. First, I travelled from St Catharines to Concord, Ontario to pick up the Truck being used for the food transport. From Concord, I drove to Royal Canin located in Milton, Ontario. There I met with Sabina from Royal Canine and her staff. The truck was loaded with 13 skids of pet food.
Back at one of our shelters, Ontario SPCA staff helped organize the food for its final journey the following day.
At 6:45 am on May 22, 2014, another Ontario SPCA staff member and I began the final leg of the journey. We left the shelter and arrived at the Sudbury airport by early afternoon where the Ministry of Natural Resources would kindly fly the food out for us. Once there, with help from the Ministry of Natural Resources staff, we unloaded five skids of pet food. This consisted of 2,640 lbs of dry dog food and 360 lbs of dry cat food. Due to the weight restrictions on the plane, the number had to be exact.
After unloading the food, we were told that due to weather conditions, the Ministry of Natural Resources flight could not leave its hangar in Timmins, Ontario to come pick up the food. The Ministry of Natural Resources staff generously offered to secure the food for the night in one of their hangars.
The following day at 1:00 pm, the plane destined for Kasheshawan arrived at the Sudbury Airport were it continued on its journey helping animals in remote communities in Northern Ontario.”
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone at Royal Canin for their immense generosity, the Ministry of Natural Resources for transporting the food for us, and of course Clancy and the team here at the Ontario SPCA! We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s collaboration!