To keep our communities safe, collaborating with other community partners only makes us stronger. The Ontario SPCA, Georgina’s Fire and Emergency Services and York Regional Police joined MADD York Region Chapter for a community event on May 4th, 2015 to raise awareness for Campaign 911.
Campaign 911 is a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and empower the Canadian public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911.
The Ontario SPCA is often called in to assist police when animals are involved in drunk driving accidents, to ensure the animal is properly and safely handled. In some cases, animals are taken into care to receive treatment for any injuries received during a drunk driving accident.
In a tragic twist, an off-duty Ontario SPCA Officer was hit by a drunk driver shortly after the event. The officer is recovering from cracked ribs and pelvis. This terrible accident only highlights the importance of community partners and residents staying vigilant to report suspected drunk drivers.
Support this life-saving initiative by knowing the signs of a drunk driver, and how to quickly and safely alert the police. Please visit MADD Canada for more information on preventing and reporting drunk driving.