The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, in partnership with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, is offering commemorative Animals in War collectible pins featuring a horse and dog to honour the wartime contributions of animals. The pins are on sale now, leading up to Remembrance Day and are available through the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, in the GTHS Animal Centre (549 Tenth Line) online and at the Humane Society’s retail store, Treasure Tails (186 Hurontario Street).
Jackie Robson, a long-time supporter of the Animals in War Pin Campaign, speaks up for the animals who bravely stood by the sides of our veterans. She wears her pin year-round. “I wear my pins (I have the original horse one and recently bought the dog one) because I not only honour these animals for their part in World Wars one and two, but throughout the world today. Dogs are detecting bombs and mines and assisting police as K9 officers and horses play a large role in the mounted police units. So, you see I feel they should be honoured all year round”, Jackie explains.
Jackie’s dog Tanner is a GTHS rescue alumni. “Tanner was born on the Walpole Island Reserve and rescued initially by ARF in London, Ontario but later we adopted him through the GTHS. He and his siblings ended up at the GTHS in May of 2014 but without their mother. She stayed on the reserve. We adopted him on June 6th, 2014 and he has truly become part of the family”, Jackie tells us. Tanner is seen here with Jackie.
This Remembrance Day, we will stand united with supporters like Jackie, and wear our Animals in War Pins to recognize the efforts of animals and veterans who fought for our freedom. Please join us in this important cause. We Remember.