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Pickering gets grant to support homeless pets

The City of Pickering has received a $740 Covid-19 Emergency Relief Grant for homeless pets.

PetSmart Charities of Canada is committed to helping pets and people impacted by Covid-19 and recognizes the impact the virus has had on the city’s animal services, and aims to support its adoptable pets during these unprecedented times.

“PetSmart is one of three permanent satellite adoption sites within Pickering, outside of our animal shelter, and it plays an instrumental role in connecting animals in need to their loving forever homes,” said Deputy Mayor Kevin Ashe. “We greatly appreciate this grant and the funds will go a long way in providing comfort and care to our furry friends.”

The city adopted out 244 animals through PetSmart in 2019, and continued with adoptions until last week when PetSmart stores in Ontario were mandated to close their doors due to the provincial emergency order. The city continues to house and care for the animals at its shelter and looks forward to the partnership reconvening in the near future.

Visit pickering.ca/animals to learn more about Animal Services.

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