In grocery store, three people, two holding giant cheque, one crouching near dog

The store owners presented the cheque to OSPCA Community Development Coordinator Heather Jobe and Lea the Dog on March 18. Photo by Patricia Leboeuf


$1,232 donation for animals in need

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday March 25, 2021


Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer made a donation worth $1,232 to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre. The donation was collected from Christmas tree sales combined with National Cupcake Day sales, which was held on Feb. 22. This isn’t the first time the grocery store has made a substantial donation to the animal centre. Due to their own love of pets, this charitable organization is one of their favourites in the area, though they have supported many others over the years. It was especially important for store owners Val and Steve Hyska to make this contribution as they know how difficult the past year has been for the centre in the wake of multiple cancelled and altered fundraisers. The funds will be put towards the animals’ care and wellbeing. Whether they are homeless, abused or abandoned animals, they will be well-loved until they find their forever home.