Keep your pets safe this Canada Day weekend with tips from the Ontario SPCA

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - STOUFFVILLE, ON (June 30, 2017) – As Canadians from coast to coast celebrate Canada Day, the Ontario SPCA wants to remind pet owners to remember their furry friends to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Frightening fireworks

Many pets are frightened by fireworks and need a bit of extra care and consideration over the long weekend. Here are a few ways to help minimize stress for you and your pet:

Be water wise 

If your long weekend plans include a trip to the cottage, a cruise on a boat or a day of swimming at a lake, follow these pointers before your pooch makes a splash:

No Hot Pets

The Ontario SPCA would also like to remind pet owners about the dangers of leaving pets unattended in vehicles. If you can’t take your pet with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe. Here’s why:

If you see an animal left in a vehicle, call 310-SPCA (7722) or your local police immediately. Visit to take the pledge

“Don’t let your long weekend end with an emergency trip to the veterinarian because your pet was injured or became ill,” says Connie Mallory, Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “Keeping in mind simple pet safety tips will help your pet have a great weekend, too.”

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Melissa Kosowan       

Ontario SPCA



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Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of close to 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

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