Digby Pet Valu is celebrating their first anniversary of the store opening.
There will be a BBQ, bake sale, cake and refreshments, prizes and more from 11-3 at the store on May 12.
Proceeds from the BBQ and bake sale are being donated to the Baie Ste Marie Animal Society in Church Point.
“100 per cent of the proceeds from that are going towards the shelter,” said Pet Valu manager Sheena Killen.
During the month of April, the store held a fundraiser for the group and they raised $1581.
The animal society will have information on hand about adoptable animals and the group.
“Since we opened we’ve been trying to help them out quite a bit,” said Killen
Leta Wagner who works with the Baie Ste Marie Animal Society, is thrilled about their ongoing partnership with Pet Valu Digby.
“I can’t say enough good things about them. They have helped us do so much this last year. It’s been a tremendous success.”
Baie Ste Marie Animal Society is a registered non-profit organization in Church Point that helps rehome and rescue animals in the area.
Pet Valu takes adoptable cats from the society into their store, to help find the animals forever homes.
“We wouldn’t be able to save so many cats if it wasn’t for their help. Knowing that Pet Valu is there, allows us to do so much more.”
Pet Valu doesn’t profit from the adoptions either. All the money from adoption fees goes right back into the animal society.
“The staff there is great. They’re always in contact with us, helping us out whenever they can.”
Pet Valu does help other animal organizations in the area too. Baie Ste Marie Animal Society is just one of the many.
“They spread the love to us all because anything helps,” Wagner said.
Most dogs and cats they deal with have to receive vaccines, flea treatments and be spayed or neutered. These costs add up quickly and can run from $300 and up.
All money donated to Baie Ste Marie is used towards the veterinarian bills, animal expenses and running costs of the shelter.