‘For The Interval’ Store and the Lloydminster and District SPCA are teaming up in order to provide more donations for animals in need.
On behalf of the SPCA the Interval store will be accepting donations in a dedicated bin located at the back of the building with an SPCA logo marked on it. Executive Director for the SPCA Jon Punshon says people can drop off pet supplies such as food, beds and blankets.
“We’re open seven days a week as well, but they (Interval store) can accept donations as early as 8 a.m., whereas for us we don’t actually open our doors until 11 a.m. every day. Certainly people, who are wanting to drop off earlier in the day the bins are much easier because it is right downtown rather than driving up here and finding that unfortunately, our doors aren’t open yet.”
In the past, the SPCA has partnered with the Interval Home during Family Violence Prevention Month, as well as their Pet Safekeeping Program. The Pet Safekeeping Program is what initially started the partnership between both organizations. Punshon says most times people in dangerous situations won’t leave their homes because of their pets.
“So what we do is while somebody is residing in the Interval Home we will take the pets here and house them until the person can make other arrangements for themselves and the pets.”
CEO of the Lloydminster Interval Home Angela Rooks-Trotzuk says as the City’s Community Donation Depot they are excited to accept donations for the SPCA as they continue to help protect the most vulnerable members of the community, animals.
The SPCA has a wishlist of items that they need for donations on their website.