PHS launches commemorative Animals in War pin campaign

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PETERBOROUGH, ON (Oct. 15, 2020) – The Peterborough Humane Society alongside the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has launched its annual Animals in War pin campaign, leading up to Remembrance Day.

The commemorative Animals in War pins feature a dog and horse as symbols to honour the wartime contributions of animals. The pin is intended to be worn as a complement to the poppy in remembrance of our veterans and the animals who bravely served by their side.

Funds from the sale of these pins help provide care for animals in need, as well as support our veterans. Due to the global pandemic, the Peterborough Humane Society has increased its commitment to veterans in 2020 by donating $2.50 from each pin sold to Royal Canadian Legion branches across Ontario.

“We must always remember the sacrifice of the people and animals who have served our country,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director at Peterborough Humane Society. “We will proudly wear a poppy and Animals in War pin this Remembrance Day as a visible reminder of the courage shown by our veterans and the animals that have always been by their side in times of conflict and times of peace.”

The animal on the pin symbolizes the wartime contributions of all animals. Mules carried artillery, horses transported troops and hauled field guns, pigeons delivered crucial messages, cats served as companions and kept ships free of vermin, and dogs have served as messengers, medical assistants, bomb detectors and search and rescue workers.

To get your pin, please call the Peterborough Humane Society at (705) 745-4722 to make an appointment to come into the office to purchase.