Animal Awareness month in Timmins kicks off today. Mayor Tom Laughren signed the proclamation yesterday with Parrots and Poodles. There will be information at their store all month, and there will be a pet parade with different events at the end of August.

Pictured from left to right are: Alita Maria Roy (Mayor’s Office Summer Student), Mayor Tom Laughren, Walter Palubiskie (owner of Parrots and Poodles), Lynezza Kelly & Amanda Savard (employees of Parrots and Poodles)