Each year, the Ontario SPCA releases a new commemorative Animals in War collectible pin leading up to Remembrance Day. The pin is intended to be worn as a complement to the poppy in remembrance of our veterans and the animals who bravely served by their side.
The first Animals in War pin was launched in 2017 and the collection includes a horse, a dog, a limited-edition pin in honour of the women who have served in Canada’s military, and now a pigeon. The animal on the pin symbolizes the wartime contributions of all animals. Mules carried artillery, horses transported troops and hauled field guns, pigeons delivered crucial messages, cats served as companions and kept ships free of vermin, and dogs have served as messengers, medical assistants, bomb detectors and search and rescue workers.
This year, we are excited to release a new pin, featuring a pigeon, in honour of the wartime contribution of animals.
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Pins are available for $12 each.
Please note… pins ordered after November 3, 2020 will not be delivered in time for Remembrance Day.
Funds from the sale of the pin help provide care for animals in need, as well as support our veterans. Due to the global pandemic, the Ontario SPCA has increased its commitment to veterans in 2020 by donating $2.50 from each pin sold to Royal Canadian Legion branches across Ontario.
Animals in War pins are available online at pawsandgive.ca/remember or by calling the Ontario SPCA at 1-888-668-7722 ext. 360 to place your order by phone.
Animals in War pins are also available through:
Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Peterborough Humane Society
Niagara SPCA and Humane Society
Timmins & District Humane Society
Fort Erie SPCA
Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
Oakville & Milton Humane Society
Gananoque & District Humane Society
Brant County SPCA
North Bay and District Humane Society