Langford store collects food for four-legged friends

West Shore Canadian Tire accepts pet friendly donations to SPCA until Dec. 21

Langford Canadian Tire co-owner Janet Curry and her dog Soleil are asking customers to donate pet items such as food and toys as part of the store’s drive to help out over the holidays.

Langford Canadian Tire is a pet friendly store. Signs on the door welcome cats and dogs to be brought inside. Even a parrot has stopped in.

“We find just about everybody’s pet is pretty friendly,” co-owner Janet Curry said. “If there’s the odd accident we do have some cleanup material for them and things like that.”

In the spirit of celebrating pets, this is the second year the store is collecting food and other items specifically for pets to give to the SPCA and the food bank for the holiday season.

“A lot of people don’t think of donating food for the pets,” Curry said. “The first concern is family. Obviously if you’ve got a pet, you want to feed them as well.”

Last year Curry said they filled the box of a pickup truck with donated food. Most of it went to the SPCA, with some going to the Goldstream Food Bank.

All pet related items are accepted including toys, leashes and cat litter.

People have until Friday, Dec. 21 to donate items.

A campaign is also underway to raise money for the SPCA. Customers are asked at the till if they would like to donate $2 to the SPCA. Last year the campaign raised about $3,500, which went towards medical expenses for animals under the SPCA’s care.

That campaign runs to Dec. 31.

 

“Last year we had a really good success,” Curry said. “I’m hoping that we can get the same this year.”

 

 

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