A non-profit organization in Kawartha Lakes will be heading to Mexico on Saturday (September 24) on a mission to help homeless animals.
The Kibble Project was founded by Mexico native Gladys Orozco, who is married to Canadian champion figure skater Elvis Stojko. Stojko lived in Mexico for 12 years and met Orozco, who is also a professional figure skater, in 2009. They married in 2010, and the couple now own property in Pontypool.
Currently pursuing a career in modelling and acting, Orozco — along with her husband — is also an animal lover. She and Stojko have three rescued Australian cattle dogs named Sunna, Bestla, and Isis.
Orozco founded The Kibble Project as a small pet food bank to help animal foster parents and shelters with everyday food and supplies. They support a long list of animal shelters, rescue organizations, and human and pet food banks all over Ontario.
Recently, they sent food to Manitoba as well as toys and other supplies to Regina, Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Mexico, Guyana, Trinidad, and Tobago.
On September 24, The Kibble Project is teaming up with southern Ontario’s Full Circle Rescue and Mexico’s The Dog Go Project to set up a spay-and-neuter campaign in Puebla, Mexico and visiting the Funkytown Puebla animal shelter to donating food and pet supplies for more than 300 animals in the shelter.
As well as setting up the clinic and delivering supplies, they will also be returning to Canada with 10 dogs from the shelter.
Also on September 24, The Kibble Project will have a booth at the “Market in the Barn” vendor event at Hollowbrook Highlands, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1020 Gray Road in Pontypool. Donations are welcomed.
For more information about The Kibble Project, visit facebook.com/TheKibbleProject.