Animal Food Bank collecting to aid flood-ravaged B.C. pet owners

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By KENDALL KING, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Animal Food Bank, a non-profit organization founded by Medicine Hat resident Nicole Frey, is working to provide food to pets in need, including those affected by flooding in British Columbia.
Frey, who is originally from Kelowna but moved to Medicine Hat this summer, launched AFB in 2019.
“Having volunteered and fostered dogs for quite a while I saw a disconnect between the rescues and how they manage supply and thought there has to be a better way,” Frey tells the News.
“We are one of the only organizations in Canada that’s devoted to keeping loved pets with their owners,” said Frey. “We’re not an animal welfare agency — that’s left to the SPCA and humane societies — and we’re not a rescue ... We support people who are homeless with pets, low-income or have fallen on hard times, which is something we’ve seen a lot with...continued.

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