DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

BROCK: The Township of Brock’s Dench Animal Shelter in Cannington is going to receive a $5,000 disaster relief grant.
The local shelter was named a recipient of a grant offered by Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada, in partnership with Humane Canada, on Tuesday, August 25th.
“We are grateful to have been a recipient of this grant, which will help us to continue to do our important animal rescue work,” read a statement from Brock mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden.
A Brock Township’s press release explained the importance of the grant funds for the local shelter.
“The shelter has seen a steady increase in the number of homeless and unwanted animals arriving at the shelter. Equally challenging has been a decrease in charitable donations and difficulty accessing veterinary care. The animal shelter provides a wide range of services to helpless animals every day, including; medical care, spay-neutering services, vaccinations, and animal enrichment.
The Hill’s Disaster Relief Grant will help to ease the burden placed upon the shelter as a result of COVID-19. The goal is to provide exceptional care and to find every cat and dog a permanent, loving home,” the press release read.