Shoppers at Langford’s Canadian Tire store helped out injured animals without even trying.
The store raised in excess of $5,100 for the SPCA’s Friendly Neighbour Fund which supports injured animals.
“It pays for medical costs above and beyond our budget,” said SPCA Victoria branch manager Penny Stone.
“Customers could donate through the checkout and they could also put Canadian Tire money into our Community Chest box,” said Langford Canadian Tire Human Resources manager Lynda Gould.
“It’s tough at Christmas because everyone is asking for donations. But our cashiers really talked it up and we put up banners and one of them went down to the SPCA to take pictures of the animals they had for adoption at the time.
“We like to be known as a community-based store — it’s part of our store vision — things like our community chest program let us give back,” Gould said.
The donation will go a long way to helping animals in need.
“I think it’s amazing, we rely solely on donations to run,” Stone said. “We weren’t expecting this kind of money. This is an absolutely amazing amount of money raised for us.”