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May 9, 2024

For Immediate Release

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Tomorrow (Friday, May 10), the Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS), Bear Clan Patrol, and Feed the Furbabies Canada will host a second mobile pet food bank offering free dog and cat food to help ease some of the increased costs of owning a pet – from vet care to food – that has put so much pressure on the community.

“The response to our first mobile food bank in November 2023 was overwhelming. We ran out of roughly 800 pounds of food within an hour,” says Meghan Irwin, Director of Behaviour and Retail Operations with the WHS, adding at this event the groups will have double the amount of food to hand out. “Our goal at the WHS is to help keep pets in their loving homes, and continuing to offer support like this is just one way we’re trying to do that.”

Since last year, the WHS has seen a 25 per cent increase in the use of its emergency food bank, which provides just over $1,000 worth of food a month to the community. The WHS relies mainly on donated items to keep the food bank stocked—the food for the mobile bank is the result of a generous donation from Mars Petcare, Humane Canada, and Feed the Furbabies Canada—but has also had to purchase products to keep up with the increased demand.

The mobile pet food bank will take place Friday, May 10, from 11 a.m. until the food runs out at 584 Selkirk Ave. (the former Bear Clan Den). All are welcome to attend.

For more information on the event, as well as the WHS’ other community support programs and services, visit