AFB FUNdraisers

IN PERSON EVENTS ARE BACK!

We missed everyone and hope to see you at one our upcoming events!

Bring Your Empties

Sat, April 9th, Vernon

Sponsor a Bunny Bum

April 1st -17th

Pet Food
Drives

April 15th & 16th

WE STAND WITH UKRAINE

Our hearts are collectively breaking as we watch the events unfolding in the Ukraine.  For the pets, the children, the parents, the people.  We know, first hand, the importance of pets in times of crisis.  We know the lengths loving pet guardians will go to to save their pet.  We know when not able to save them, they will stay in danger with them. We also know that in times of crisis, support for pets can be hard to find.  We cannot imagine what it is like to be faced with the choices citizens of Ukraine are being faced with.  We also can’t stand by and not do something.  Our community is global.  AFB is working to gather information as quickly as we can and provide to Canadians so we can make a collective impact. 

 

OUR PETITIONS

Pet food banks provide important services beneficial to communities

Pet food is not a mandated service by people food banks. They may, or may not provide it. If they do it may be done well or not done well. They, in my experience over the last two years, do not treat the pet as their client where as we do.  Organizations like ours provide important services and should be included in funding.

Include pets in formalized natural disaster response plans

Pets are all too often forgotten in formalized disaster response plans, or the plans are woefully inadequate and poorly executed.  Organizations like AFB fill the gap.  We are asking for a unified approach and plan for immediate crisis intervention, consistently available for evacuees at all emergency services centers. 

WORKING TO END FOOD INSECURITY FOR PETS IN NEED.

We believe no pet should go hungry.  We believe pet food insecurity is a symptom of a bigger problem.  We believe our clients (the pets) and their guardians deserve a hand up, not a hand out.  

We believe in change.  We believe in doing good.  We believe in the pets we help.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?

Traditional human food banks are not funded or mandated to provide pet food.  If they do provide it, often it is not consistently offered, and they have their volunteers break down pet food from larger bags into smaller bags.  This presents a number of challenges for the pet guardian and the pet.  The person is their client, not the pet.  The pet is our client and we are mindful of allergies, we want the pet to be on a consistent food as much as possible, and we want to ensure we are providing enough dry food to last four weeks or more.  This is best for the pet, best for their owner, and best for us.  Because we choose to service animals and not people, we do not qualify for any food bank funding – federal, provincial or otherwise.  Because of this, without your support, pets will go hungry.

HELP US, HELP THEM.

FEED THE CHANGE

Founded in December of 2019 the Animal Food Bank has aspirations of being a national force for feeding pets in need, and working to address the reasons why they are facing pet food insecurity. 

We have learned that the need for veterinary care goes hand in hand and so we are launching low and no cost vet clinics and spay & neuter programs.

In addition to this we launched a free webinar series addressing topics requested by our clients ranging from pet nutrition and first aid, to budgeting, debt management, resume writing and interview skills.  Free to anyone, we aim to provide our clients a hand up, not just a hand out.

Operating on the principal of low barriers access to help, with the pets being our clients, we strive to forge a new way of doing things.  We need your help to drive change and make a difference.   

OUR LATEST BARKS & MEOWS

2021 STATS

+63000

meals for dogs in need

+153,000

meals for cats in need

+3,000

deliveries made

OUR PARTNERS

The generosity of the organizations and businesses below goes beyond measure.  Without their support, we could not do what we do. 
We are humbled, and eternally grateful for them and their teams.

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