Pet food bank launched locally

Distributions underway, community donations welcomed

A new food bank for pets has started thanks to a local woman with a big heart and a love of animals.

Donna Land has opened Whisker Kisses and is distributing and even delivering pet food and supplies to pet owners who run out and can’t manage to immediately buy more.

“It’s just something I’ve been thinking about for years … I’m doing it all by myself. I have already got a couple of clients and I think I have another.”

She is collecting donations – and purchasing some out of her own pocket to get started – but says a great initial response came from her recent Whisker Kisses posting on Facebook about the new


“There is also a new 100 Mile Auction site on Facebook and I’m going to sell a few items on there to make money for it and, hopefully, do some kind of a fundraiser in the summer.”


Whisker Kisses is intended to help out those who can’t afford pet food, toys and supplies, or those who run out before payday and need a hand to get by, she says.

Land emphasizes she is offering a non-judgemental, non-discriminating service – no questions asked and confidentiality is guaranteed.

While food and supplies for dogs and cats make up the majority of her current stock, Land says she plans to add hay/bedding, and accepts donations of supplies for any pets, from birds to guinea pigs.

“They all need to eat.”

To donate, or to request food, supplies or other pet supplies, call Whisker Kisses at 250-706-7434 or e-mail to Requests should include the type of assistance needed, age of the animal, address for delivery and any food allergies.


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