In the inaugural Good News Friday episode, we speak to passionate local pet store owner Lisa Nitkin about the overwhelming interest in adopting pets that has led to animals in need across the Island leaving shelters and finding families. The Good News Friday is brought to you in partnership with the United Way Greater Victoria. CEO Mark Breslauer joins us to give an update on the extremely successful Holiday Drive with Capital Daily, and other vital initiatives that make us proud to call the South Island home.
Pet adoptions on the Island and across the country have skyrocketed since the pandemic started keeping folks at home all hours of the day. This has meant good news for all animals looking for a home. Fortunately, this also means older animals and animals with health issues have been easier to place. We speak to Lisa Nitkin about what this means, if its going to be a continuing trend, and what to do if you're looking to bring an animal into your home.