Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre opens community pet food pantry

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Orangeville, ON (June 1, 2023) – To help keep animals with the families who love them, the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre has opened a community pet food pantry to keep furry bellies full. 

With the cost of living increasing, it has become more difficult for some families to care for their pets. The pet food pantry will help ensure people can feed their furry family members if they experience financial challenges. 

The pet food pantry is located in the Orangeville & District Animal Centre, located at 650 Riddell Rd. It will be stocked with food donated by generous community members. Anyone who requires food is encouraged to reach out to the animal centre. 

“We want to help prevent re-homing by helping those who are experiencing financial hardship and need support feeding their furry family members,” says Dawn Lyons, Manager, Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre. “We know there are people who will go without necessities for themselves to look after their animals, and no one should be faced with that situation.” 

The Ontario SPCA offers a variety of community support services at its 13 animal centres across the province, including emergency sheltering to help pet parents who can’t return home for one reason or another. Whether they are fleeing domestic abuse, or suddenly find themselves without a home, the Ontario SPCA can help keep their animals safe as they get back on their feet.  

To learn more about the pet food pantry, request food, or to make a donation to help feed animals in our community, visit ontariospca.ca/orangeville or call 519-942-3140. 


Media Contact 

 Dawn Lyons

Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre 




The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society  

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.  

The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit ontariospca.ca. Charitable Business # 88969-1044-RR0002. 

The Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre is situated on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people including the Ojibway, Potawatomi and Odawa of the Three Fires Confederacy.