The Georgian Triangle Humane Society honours veterans and animals with new commemorative Remembrance
The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has issued two new commemorative pins leading up to Remembrance Day to honour the wartime contributions of Canada’s veterans and the animals who stood bravely by their side.
The Animals in War commemorative pins were launched by the Ontario SPCA in 2017, with a new design unveiled each year since. Available at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, $1 from each pin sold is donated to the Royal Canadian Legion to support local veterans.
This year, two new unique pins have been launched. In honour of women in Canada’s military and the animals who have served by their side, a new limited edition commemorative pin is now available. A second pin featuring a dog represents the sacrifice of all animals who served in war. The new designs join the inaugural first edition pin showcasing a horse, which is still available.
The Ontario SPCA will also be recognizing Canada’s veterans and the wartime contributions of animals with a wreath placed during the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11.
“We will always remember the bravery of Canada’s veterans and the animals who stood courageously by their side,” says Abigail Krogman, Fundraising Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society. “This year we are celebrating the women who served in Canada’s military with a new pin honouring their contributions. So many have endured so much and we will never forget their sacrifice.”
A variety of animals have served in wartime. Mules carried artillery, horses transported troops and hauled field guns, pigeons delivered crucial messages and dogs served as messengers, medical assistants, bomb detectors and search and rescue workers.
The Animals in War pins are available at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society located at 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood, ON and Treasure Tails
The Georgian Triangle Humane Society
549 Tenth Line, Collingwood, Ontario