The Salvation Army Removes a Barrier to Shelter and Moves Forward with Pet Friendly Shelter

photo-homeThe Salvation Army Removes a Barrier to Shelter and Moves Forward with Pet Friendly Shelter

Every day at The Salvation Army we offer hope, compassion and practical support to those individuals who come to us for assistance in the midst of life’s most challenging circumstances.

In an effort to serve our people most effectively, we strive to identify gaps in services and the barriers that stand in the way of them gaining access to the vital resources they need.

One such barrier we identified at The Centre of Hope was that an individual without a home could not stay in our Shelter if they had a pet that they couldn’t part with. For some, their animal or pet is the only connection they have with another living being and you shouldn’t have to give them up so you can sleep indoors. While the concept of animals in our building presented many challenges, we are moving forward with a ‘Pet Friendly’ model of Shelter with the gracious support of our local SPCA office, Dr. Kelly O’Blenis, Hero Doghouses, Buckerfield’s and other businesses. If you have any further questions in regard to this program, or you would like to partner with us or make a donation to this effort, please call The Centre of Hope at 604 852 9305.

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