Animal Rescue of Kapuskasing will be receiving a $2,500 contribution from the town.

Council decided Monday to commit to their annual contribution to the animal rescue organization.

ARK, now in its 18th year as a volunteer group within the community helping animals in need, is fully dependent upon the support of donors to continue offering their service.

Owner of ARK Art Boulianne says the average cost of vet care for a pet is $500, and their total expenses in 2017 reached over $34,500.

Kapuskasing has once again accepted the request in order to complete their annual contribution to the group, as they have done over the past few years.