The Lake at Blue Mountains Local business shows compassion during COVID-19

The Lake at Blue Mountains recently made a $5000 gift to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) to help pets and people in need. The new hospitality provider has opened a stunning rustic style chalet and seven beautiful boutique suites located near the shores of Georgian Bay in Craigleith, Ontario. 

As an organization, The Lake at Blue Mountains has committed to supporting the local community through their charitable efforts. Owners Don MacIntosh and Dan Simpson are passionate about animals and the joy that they bring to families. As such, The Lake at Blue Mountains is completely pet friendly and welcomes all families to enjoy their stay with their pets at their newly renovated and centrally located property 

“Our charitable gift to the GTHS will contribute to the Pet Support Services Program and will support the GTHS animal care team with a wellness initiative we call “Caring for Caretakers”, explains Don MacIntosh. 

“The staff at GTHS have been working tirelessly taking care of surrendered pets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we feel a responsibility to return the favour. We are honoured to host the GTHS team at The Lake at Blue Mountains, by providing them and their loved ones a small escape from the day-to-day responsibilities”, said Don.

The GTHS Pet Support Services Program works to keep families together with their loving pets in times of financial crisis or personal emergency. Every year the Georgian Triangle Humane Society receives requests for help from a growing number of pet owners.  This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need in the community has been on the incline.  

Surrendering a pet during crisis can mean pet owners are losing their loving companion during a period of their life when they need them the most. The Pet Support Services Program aims to keep families together. The guiding vision for the program is that pets keep us healthy and are an essential part of our emotional health and wellbeing.

“As a pet-friendly destination, we understand the special bond between pets and their families. As a result of COVID-19, many families and individuals have been forced to make difficult decisions regarding their pets. As part of the local Blue Mountains community, it was important for us to contribute to the Pet Support Services Program to keep as many families together as possible”, Don explains.

Without any form of government funding, the GTHS is supported by generous businesses and individuals like The Lake at Blue Mountains to fund essential programs designed for the wellbeing of people and pets. 

“We are humbled and incredibly grateful to our community for working together with us to build a compassionate community for pets and people. Furthermore, it means so much to us that they are thanking our staff, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve the lives of pets in need. Thank you Don and Dan!”, said Sonya Reichel.

On behalf of the GTHS Leadership and Board of Directors, thank you to The Lake at Blue Mountains for supporting the wellness of pets and people in our community.

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