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North Bay and District Humane Society hitting the road ahead of National Pet Day

Just in time for National Pet Day, the North Bay and District Humane Society is hitting the road.

With a new name and a new look, the North Bay Animal Rescue and Relief Transport is going to be transferring 35 cats and 28 dogs from across the province.

“It’s very fitting our refreshed transport is back on the road in time for National Pet Day as it has transformed our ability to reach and help pets in need,” says Liam Cullin, Executive Director, North Bay and District Humane Society. “In the past five years, the unit has supported 154 rescue and relief operations, safely and comfortably transferring homeless pets from remote northern communities to more populated centres in the south where they can receive veterinary care and find forever homes. After so many years on the road, a refresh was much needed. The new name and look better reflects the services the transport provides.”

Officials share the unit has travelled 177,000 km and aided more than 3,200 pets since it launched in 2018.

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Although it primarily travels to Thunder Bay, it also transports pets to cities across southern Ontario including Guelph, Burlington, London, Kingston and Cobourg. It has undertaken some lengthy, complex trips, including a 2,800 km round trip to Dryden.

Officials add it’s all possible because of two sponsorships from Pet Valu including $100,000 in 2018 and $31,000 this year.

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