Volunteer Groups Ensure Animals in Distress Have a Place to Turn

Ottawa – The good work of volunteers is never done according to Carol Hughes who praised organizations and individuals who work on behalf of animals in distress in the House of Commons Monday.

“This weekend I took part in the 7th annual radiothon for the Elliot Lake Society for Animals in Distress’ - hosted by the good people at Moose FM,” said Hughes.   “The event was a big success, bustling with artists who lent their support, volunteers, and of course, donors from all around the region.”

Hughes noted that Debbie Menard’s big donation helped the radiothon exceed their goal for this year and last year total.  The Wikwemikong resident is a friend of the Society and passionate about animal welfare.

“There are groups all over Northern Ontario who work with animals in distress,” said Hughes. “Animal Rescue Kapuskasing, and Retrouvaille d’animaux de Hearst just to name a few. “

Hughes praised these organizations that educate our communities, rehabilitate animals, and find them new homes.

“We have come a long way in how we treat animals, but there is still a long way to go,” said Hughes. “I congratulate these groups and encourage people to volunteer or donate to support the good work they do in our communities.”