VICTORIA (SONGHEES, ESQUIMALT and W̱SÁNEĆ TERRITORIES) — Accent Inns has teamed up with the B.C. Humane Society to host a series of heartwarming Howliday events across the province and raise funds for their care during the society’s most challenging period for animal welfare in two decades.
This Howliday season, the B.C. Humane Society’s animals will be touring the province, making special stops at Accent Inns hotels in Kamloops, Kelowna, Burnaby and Victoria. Pet enthusiasts are invited to join these puppy playdates December 5 to 8, where they can meet and discover how to become foster parents, adopt or donate through the society. In addition, all Accent Inns lobbies will offer free Howliday photo opportunities throughout December.
“This is the most pressing situation we’ve faced in two decades,” says Penny Stone, executive director at B.C. Humane Society. “With an influx of ‘pandemic pets’ abandoned during the stay-at-home years and an increasing number of unlicensed breeders relinquishing entire litters, fostering is an urgent need to provide these dogs with the care they deserve until permanent homes can be found. Right now, we have an unprecedented number of puppies in our care. More than 1,000 dogs and puppies have gone through our doors this year alone.”
“The tremendous success of last year’s Howlidays event not only uplifted the B.C. Humane Society, our hotels, and our communities but also generated more than $10,000 in support by donating a percentage of funds during seasonal hotel stays,” says Mandy Farmer, CEO, Accent Inns. “We’re excited to expand the initiative, providing the B.C. Humane Society with more avenues to reach potential foster families across B.C. and raise even more essential funds for the well-being of these animals this season.”