Sooke pet food bank seeks to shed effects of recent robbery

Organization struggles after pet food, leashes and more were stolen.

More than a week after a specialized food bank was hit by thieves in Sooke, efforts are underway to rebuild the stores of dog and cat food and pet supplies.

In a Facebook post, Victoria Pet Food Bank president Margarita Dominguez confirmed hundreds of kilograms of pet food, along with supplies such as leashes, bowls and dog coats, were stolen from a shed used by the group.

The theft was reported to Sooke RCMP, but no arrests have been made.

Police want to talk to anyone who may have information about the case.

Dominguez reports an online fundraising campaign launched Wednesday by food bank staffers has raised several hundred dollars of the estimated $6,000 needed to replace the supplies.

The kibble and other items are provided to pet owners who live on the street or can’t afford all the costs of maintaining a pet.

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Candidate hopefuls emerge for upcoming Sooke byelection

Three former councillors considering run

Periods of rain in Wednesday’s forecast

Plus a look ahead at your weekend forecast

Sooke cougar sighting unconfirmed

Boy had a close encounter with the big cat

Victoria car show’s ferry event a highlight for arriving hot-rodders

Grand opening event one of several planned for Northwest Deuce Days

VIDEO: Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem

Both the Impossible and Beyond Burger have more saturated fat than beef burgers

LETTER: A great asset to the community

Lorien Arnold worked tirelessly to help at the Scouts jamboree, reader writes.

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Most Read