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North Peace Forgotten Felines holding on to hope

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – A generous donation of 1,000 pounds of cat food has created a new fundraising initiative …

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – A generous donation of 1,000 pounds of cat food has created a new fundraising initiative for the North Peace Forgotten Felines Society.

Funds that were raised last month to help with medical costs for Salvado and Lynx have been mostly used up, according to Patricia Budgell of NPFFS.

“Both animals that have been surrendered to us have been in serious medical distress. Due to the severity of Salvado and Lynx’s condition, the funds raised by Julia and the community members have almost been depleted.”

Thanks to the anonymous gift, NPFFS has created Project Holding Onto Hope, which will sell five-pound bags of cat food for a minimum of five dollar donations to the rescue organization.

“We will be delivering bags to the community for sale and distribution on Thursday, May 13th, using the Driving Force Give’r Truck.”

Budgell says all funds raised will go towards the Hudson’s Hope Fund, which will help pay for medical costs for future animal surrenders.

“The bags may be kept by the purchaser or donated to the Friends of Hudson’s Hope Food Bank,” says Budgell. “Once the Hudson’s Hope Food Bank’s shelves are full, the remaining food can be donated to kickstart the Pet Pantry Program.”

The Pet Pantry Program is designed to give families in the North Peace Region a little extra help keeping their pets healthy at home during challenging times. Budgell says more information about the Pet Pantry Program is coming in the next few weeks.

“If there are any businesses or individuals that would like to donate or participate in selling the bags, please email us or visit our Facebook page.”

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